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Mayweather: I'd Love To Pass Torch To Broner, Gamboa

By Keith Idec

NEW YORK — Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been impressed thus far by what he has seen from Adrien Broner, the flamboyant fighter who is being groomed by his handlers as the sport’s next Mayweather.

There wasn’t much to dislike about Broner’s fourth-round knockout of Eloy Perez on Saturday night in St. Louis. Mayweather recognizes, though, that the 22-year-old junior lightweight title-holder has some growing to do inside the ring before he can climb toward the top of pound-for-pound lists.

“Some day I want to hand the torch to another young fighter,” Mayweather said. “It could be Yuri Gamboa. It could be Broner. We just don’t know, but I’d love to hand that throne to one of those fighters. I’ve seen Broner fight a few times. As of right now, he’s in a learning stage. Even though he’s a champion, it’s still a learning stage. Because fighters don’t understand that when it’s at this level, it’s different.”

Cincinnati’s Broner improved to 23-0 and recorded his 19th knockout against Perez (23-1-2, 7 KOs, 1 NC), of Salinas, Calif., in the opener of an HBO’s “Boxing After Dark” doubleheader from Scottrade Center. That marked Broner’s third straight knockout win since his uninspiring performance in a unanimous decision win against Mexico’s Daniel Ponce De Leon (42-4, 35 KOs) nearly a year ago in Anaheim, Calif.

Keith Idec covers boxing for The Record and Herald News, of Woodland Park, N.J., and BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by GoogleMe on 03-02-2012

I like Broner, some bad habits, but he can be molded.

Comment by Joey_Torreo on 03-02-2012

[QUOTE=Biolink;11841255]I think this is just Floyd saying stuff. Remember it was rumored he was interested in signing Gamboa to his promotional company and I'd imagine he'd also want Broner there.[/QUOTE] hey maybe thats why he even mentioned Gamboa. Idk i…

Comment by Hougigo on 03-01-2012

He's only saying Gamboa because he's trying to get Gamboa to sign with his promotional company

Comment by kozone on 03-01-2012

nice to see gamboa getting the recognition he deserves!! the mans a winner from his amateur days to now as a pro!! as much as people hate Floyd there's no arguing the guy knows his boxing and is a genius…

Comment by NearHypnos on 03-01-2012

I can't put my faith in Broner just yet. He just rubs me the wrong way but I think he's legit..but we'll see if he's elite later on. Gamboa has a chance because the guy is just ferocious and insanely…

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