KP's Adrien "The Boxing Clown" Broner Notebook!
By Pedro Fernandez, Ring Talk (July 23, 2012) Doghouse Boxing

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Los Angeles, CA. - First of all I have to say I kind of like Adrien Broner (24-0, 20 KOs). He’s got talent, charisma, and is somewhat entertaining to watch. However, what bothers me about the 22 year old former 130lb champion is his lack of professionalism.

Another problem I have with “The Problem” is the enablers at HBO. When you anoint a kid as being great and feed his ego, when in reality HE HASN’T FOUGHT ANYONE OF NOTE, that herein lies the problem. With no apparent ramifications in his mind, Broner who obviously doesn’t understand that making weight is actually part of what makes the sport “fair” competition, and lets not forget this is a sport, the Cincinnati, OH native didn’t even try in my opinion to make the 130 lb. limit Saturday against Vicente Escobedo (26-4, 15 KOs), for their WBO junior lightweight championship affair.

When you consider that he has Al Haymon as his advisor, a boxing power broker, and Golden Boy Promotions, who can just pave a fighters golden road to success, with carefully selected opposition and questionable tactics, I get the feeling that the sport’s integrity was in question Saturday. Escobedo was in essence paid a substantial fee by Broner’s handlers for the fight to go on with Broner having an unfair advantage.

When you consider that “The Court Jester” in my opinion didn’t even try to make 130... Continue reading the rest of this article at Ring Talk : KP's Adrien "The Boxing Clown" Broner Notebook! by Kevin Perry, Ring Talk.

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