By Jake Donovan - “It ain’t bragging if you can back it up.”
If Muhammad Ali didn’t coin the aforementioned phrase, he sure as hell validated it (He’s also alive and well, in case there remained any concern). Adrien Broner has a long way to go before getting within sniffing distance of ‘The Greatest,’ but he’s learned to ply his trade with every bit as much enthusiasm as he continues to thrive while in the prime of his career.
The unbeaten lightweight titlist wasted no time in capitalizing on his breakthrough performance last November, destroying top lightweight Antonio DeMarco in Atlantic City. Broner returns to the same location – quickly becoming his home away from his actual Cincinnati hometown - fighting just three months later as he headlines a February 16 HBO-televised card against former 140 lb. champ Gavin Rees.
For years, it had become a disturbing trend for the sport’s top fighters to only appear once or twice per year, and not always against top – or even respectable – competition. Broner still has a way to go on the resume-building front, but next Saturday’s ring appearance will mark his seventh straight fight on HBO in the span of under two years. [Click Here To Read More