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By Robert Morales - We have all heard the phrase, "A star is born." One was Saturday. His name is Adrien Broner.
Broner, the ultra-brash former junior lightweight champion from Cincinnati, moved up in weight and challenged tough Antonio DeMarco for his lightweight title at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. DeMarco was fresh off a first-round TKO of hard-hitting John Molina on Sept. 8 and was probably as solid as ever ahead of the fight with Broner.
Broner looked absolutely fantastic, combining defense, speed, smarts and power to stop DeMarco in the eighth round. It was an eye-opening win for Broner, who is just 23.
Broner fights under the Golden Boy Promotions banner. On Tuesday, Golden Boy matchmaker Eric Gomez and president Oscar De La Hoya couldn't say enough about the new ace of their large stable.
"I think he's phenomenal," Gomez said. "I think he's the type of fighter that does things in the ring that leave people in awe. Kind of like the way the top athletes used to, like (Michael) Jordan used to; you just knew he was playing at a different level." [Click Here To Read More]
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