Adrien Broner’s Trainer: DeMarco Will Be 'Overwhelmed'

By Ryan Maquiñana

Mike Stafford, trainer of lightweight newcomer Adrien Broner (24-0, 20KOs), was confident in his fighter’s chances regarding a likely showdown with 135-pound beltholder Antonio DeMarco (28-2-1, 21KOs) on Nov. 17.

“DeMarco’s a good fighter, and he showed he can punch a little bit, but I think [Broner] has that speed, and I think eventually he’ll overwhelm him,” Stafford told

The bout has yet to be finalized, but the Cincinnati-based Stafford is already gearing his fighter up for a title challenge.

“It’s close,” he added.  “They just have to cross the T’s and dot the I’s.  We’re training like we’re preparing for DeMarco on November 17th.”

Broner-DeMarco will reportedly be broadcast on HBO with lightweight Carlos Molina taking on an unnamed foe in the co-feature.

Ryan Maquiñana writes a weekly boxing column for  He is a full member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and the Ratings Panel for Ring Magazine. E-mail him at [email protected], check out his blog at, or follow him on Twitter: @RMaq28.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Jizzme Mack on 09-28-2012

Sure DeMarco is there to be hit but can you get him out? Im telling you, if DeMarco takes this into the late rounds Broner is FACKED. [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from App for Android[/I][/SIZE]

Comment by MASTER1454 on 09-28-2012

[QUOTE=TheUptownKid;12558176]people think of demarco-linares and remember the fantastic ending, what they don't remember is demarco getting beat the **** up for the first half of the fight. He really needed a ko or a landslide in the late rounds (which…

Comment by TheUptownKid on 09-27-2012

people think of demarco-linares and remember the fantastic ending, what they don't remember is demarco getting beat the **** up for the first half of the fight. He really needed a ko or a landslide in the late rounds (which…

Comment by MJ223 on 09-27-2012

[B]Doubt it..... Can't wait to find out though......[/B]

Comment by MASTER1454 on 09-27-2012

[QUOTE=daggum;12555350]making disparaging remarks towards an entire race=talk betwen two fighters?[/QUOTE] Umm, what race?

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