All The World Loves A Clown: The Exposure Of Adrien Broner
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All The World Loves A Clown: The Exposure Of Adrien Broner
By Jason Petock, Doghouse Boxing (Jan 3, 2014)

Adrien Broner The Clown Shot - by icheehuahua,
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It has been said that imitation is the highest form of flattery. To prove this saying, one would not have to look much further than Adrien “The Problem” Broner (27-1-0 / 22 KOs) for a pseudo and highly watered down wannabe version of Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Jr. (45-0-0 / 26 KOs).

The interesting thing about culture (or lack thereof) here in Western society is that everyone wants to be famous and they don’t care about the cost to get there. Personalities are tailor-made and shipped to order.

Enter Broner.

From his loud mouthed antics to his ridiculous attempt at a music career (via auto-tune and some of the weakest raps this side of Vanilla Ice or MC Hammer), the brash and arrogant Adrien Broner has built his reputation (and padded record) by talking big, performing little, and simply being at the right place at the right time. Promotion, promotion, promotion. Granted Broner would and will continue to take any criticism as “hating”. The only thing people hate is Band Camp, stop already, please.

The magical thing about boxing promotion and networks in general is that all they have to do is sell you on a fighter. The fighter becomes their product and they push that product. This is accomplished by press releases, mass media, interviews, television spots and specials. The key to convincing a somewhat discerning but extremely gullible and easily swayed boxing fan base is to convince them that this guy or that guy has the goods. And it’s really not that difficult in today’s shallow climate. It’s like jingling keys or something shiny in front of an infant, they’re going to try and reach out and grasp it. This is how HBO has been doing things for years. From their rhetoric to their biased announcing team (minus the fighters who know what they are actually talking about), this public relations monster that they have created, take a young boxer like Adrien Broner and beat it into your head that he is the next Floyd Mayweather, Jr. That he will inherit the proverbial “throne” so to speak when May retires. Strike one.

From his incessant gum chewing to how he (poorly) mimics Mayweather, Jr’s. signature shoulder roll, Broner couldn’t be any closer to being Floyd than anyone else out there. Flash in the pans are a dime a dozen in boxing and should Broner now find the courage to clean up his act and swallow his pride, or at least find an act of his own, he will soon fall victim to the same fate as countless others who became old before their time and long since forgotten. There is obviously some innate talent there, yet the personality or lack thereof overshadows any chance at the public seeing what Broner can really do as a fighter. No one cares how many times your father brushes your hair, or what kind of minute man sex video you release. Nor does anyone care what shitty music project you’re working on, or even how much money you have. Real boxing fans, you know the ones who bust their ass all week and come home wanting to see a fight, they want to see what you’re made of. All that glittery shit can go out the window already. It’s been played out. Strike two.

Just this past month (December 14) at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, Broner had his ass handed to him and got exposed in front of a die-hard boxing crowd by the able hands of Marcos Rene “El Chino” Maidana (34-3-0 / 31 KOs). Maidana gave the Ohio boxer his first professional loss when the two clashed for the WBA World Welterweight Title. Adrien was down in rounds 2 and 8, and was hurt several times during the bout, unable to fend off Maidana or do much of anything at all against the rugged Argentinian. Always the clown, Broner even mockingly dry humped Maidana in the beginning of the fight as an insult only to have Maidana return the favor towards the end of the fight, proving who actually got fucked that evening. Ego tripping is a hell of a thing and Broner has become a master at it. Yet the world got to see a little reality from “The Problem” for once when he faced Maidana, as he hurriedly stormed out of the ring refusing to talk to anyone rushing through a barrage of flying drinks and sharp insults from the crowd that were hurled at him in unison. A prideful Adrien Broner and his over-inflated ego had just been crushed. Strike three.

It’s been said many times that styles make fights. But there is a solid sense of poetic justice when a fighter whose ego is bigger than his ability, whose words are more effective than his punches, and whose arrogance transcends anything that he has ever done in the ring or will ever do, is forced to take a hard look at himself and eat those very words while reflecting on all the punches and things that he didn’t do properly. Broner has had to finally check his own ego at the door, an act that once served him so well during his career. Broner will still be known as “The Problem”, that’s guaranteed. Yet he won’t be called this for the challenge he presents to his opponents anymore, but for the challenge he poses to himself every time he says something or tries to be something he’s not. If he could just focus on fighting and honing his craft instead of his crap then he might really have something. Until then, you’re out!

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