Advertisement
Advertisement

Maidana Drops, Rocks, Shocks Broner in San Antonio

Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas - Marcos Maidana (35-3, 31KOs) pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the year with a twelve round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Adrien Broner (27-1, 22KOs) to capture the WBA welterweight title. The scores were 115-110, 116-109 and 117-109. Broner was dropped twice in the contest and was close to being stopped on more than one occasion.

Maidana came out with a fury in the first round, throwing hard punches with both hands. During the second round, Maidana landed a big left hand on Broner's chin and the champion went down. Broner got up and he was very hurt. He used every tactic possible to make it out of the round as Maidana punished him with punches to the head and body.

Broner seemed to shake things off in the third and started doing better with his counters.  Broner started picking up the pace in the fifth, when he began to land more counters and was landing more punches than in any of the previous rounds. Maidana was bleeding from the mouth and nose in the sixth, as both fighters were getting off with punches.

Maidana landed a right cross at the start of the seventh and started pressing forward. Maidana was doing more body work, while Broner was countering from the top. Maidana appeared to be getting tired at the end of the round and Broner was starting to come on with several hard shots finding a home.

Maidana still looked tired at the start of the eight and Broner was landing more hard shots to take control of the contest. Just when Broner was coming on, Maidana landed a three punch combination to send Broner down for a second time. Broner held Maidana's hands and the angry Maidana headbutted Broner to get free, which led to a long break to give Broner time to recover and Maidana also lost a point.

During the ninth, Maidana came out strong and badly hurt Broner with a series of punches. Broner was doing his best to survive and was trying to get away from the barrage. Broner looked like he was ready to go, but he made it to the bell.

Maidana continued his surge in the tenth and was punishing Broner with hard power shots in the eleventh. Broner was being very aggressive in the twelfth and landing, but he was taking plenty of damage as well with both boxers closing the round with hard shots being traded.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ramses07 on 12-16-2013

[QUOTE=budfr;14039058]Maidana just showed the world the blueprint of how to beat Maywearther. Just like he did to Broner. A vicious, relentless, street-like sttack. Guerrero did it to Berto and it worked, don´t know why he didn´t do it to Floyd.…

Comment by Jloro on 12-16-2013

[QUOTE=budfr;14039058]Maidana just showed the world the blueprint of how to beat Maywearther. Just like he did to Broner. A vicious, relentless, street-like sttack. Guerrero did it to Berto and it worked, don´t know why he didn´t do it to Floyd.…

Comment by budfr on 12-16-2013

[QUOTE=T.M.T;14034025]so does whites. when the next time of a suicde or another school mass killing?[/QUOTE] So does whites? Learn grammar.

Comment by budfr on 12-16-2013

Maidana just showed the world the blueprint of how to beat Maywearther. Just like he did to Broner. A vicious, relentless, street-like sttack. Guerrero did it to Berto and it worked, don´t know why he didn´t do it to Floyd.…

Comment by alembic on 12-15-2013

Big congrats to Maidana for a hard fought victory. He got tagged after the bell in round 11, hadn't fully recovered, and then early in the 12th he got caught with a great Broner right and he was ready to…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (474)
Top Headlines Valdez Has No Problem With REVENGE Fight With Lomachenko Video: Gilberto Ramirez Talks Crawford vs. Postol, More Crawford: Postol Did NOT Want To Fight or Exchange, He Ran Video: Viktor Postol Explains His Defeat To Terence Crawford Ryota Murata Wants Billy Joe Saunders Title Shot Delvin Rodriguez Gets Close Decision Over Shawn Cameron Tim Bradley on Amir Khan's MMA Move - "He's a Clown!" Video: Terence Crawford Talks Postol Victory, Strategy, More Roach: Crawford's Speed Was Too Much, We Needed a KO Jessie Vargas, Jose Benavidez Trade Words - Fight Looming? Brandon Figueroa Admits Sluggish Performance, Plans Brief Rest Video: Nonito Doniare on Pacquiao-Crawford, Postol, More Video: Sulaiman on Crawford, Amir Khan, Chocolatito, Wilder Video: Tim Bradley on Pacquiao-Crawford, Coming Back, More Marcos Maidana Noncommittal on Ring Return Photos: Oscar Valdez Demolishes Rueda For First World Title Oleksandr Gvozdyk vs. Joe Smith Jr. WBC Eliminator in Play Photos: Crawford Dominates Postol To Unify - HUGE Gallery Postol: I Tried To Make an Exciting Fight, Crawford Was Running Anthony Mundine vs. Danny Green Rematch Inching Closer Photos: Marcos Maidana Resurfaces in The United States Crawford: Yuriorkis Gamboa is Still The Toughest Fight I've Had Terence Crawford: Manny Pacquiao Must Fight Me at 140! Roach Likes The Idea of Pacquiao vs. Crawford, at 140-Pounds Crawford Trainer: We Weren't on Roach's Level? Freddie Who? Crawford: I Hurt Postol With Every Solid Shot That Connected Terence Crawford Drops, Dominates Postol To Unify Titles Crawford vs. Postol LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Oscar Valdez Crushes Rueda in Two, Wins WBO Title Jose Benavidez Decisions Francisco Santana in Bruising Bout Gvozdyk Gets Off The Floor To Stop Karpency in Six Maidana Breaks Down Maysonet In Six Rounds Ryota Murata Demolishes Comanche Boy in One Round Roach Admits Confusion in Golovkin-Ward Comments Fabian Maidana Aims To Emerge From Marcos' Shadow Lenny Zappavigna Stops Ik Yang in Six Rounds Video: Jose Benavidez Pumped For Santana Showdown Salido: They Have To Pay Me A lot For Lomachenko, Vargas! Crawford vs. Postol LIVE Results From Las Vegas Roach: Brook Has NO Shot To Beat Gennady Golovkin
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement