Advertisement
Advertisement

Shaw, DeMarco on Broner Bout: No Weight, No Fight

By Ryan Maquiñana

Gary Shaw has vowed not to let Adrien Broner get away with coming in overweight a second time in two bouts in the event the flamboyant fighter faces lightweight titleholder Antonio DeMarco on Nov. 17.

“If we make the fight, and [Broner] doesn’t come in on weight, we don’t fight,” said Shaw, who promotes DeMarco.  “Money doesn’t motivate us that way.”

Two months ago, Broner was stripped of his belt when he tipped the scales well over the 130-pound limit ahead of what was to be his last junior lightweight title defense against Vicente Escobedo.

When Escobedo threatened to pull out of the bout, some last-minute negotiations—including an increase of more than double his purse—salvaged the matchup, a lopsided fifth-round stoppage in favor of the much heavier Broner.

“I think they underestimate Antonio DeMarco,” Shaw said of Broner and his team.  “We’ll see if Broner wants the fight or not.  There’s been a lot of talk until now.  Let’s see if he wants the fight.”

DeMarco, meanwhile, preferred to relegate the talk to the specifics in the ring.

“Everything is going well with negotiations,” he said.  “They seem to have a date already in November 17.”

While he admitted he had not yet studied Broner’s bouts on film in detail, the reigning champion was quite complimentary of his potential challenger.

“He’s a great fighter, and I’m looking for the biggest fights,” DeMarco said.  “This is the type of fight that’s going to make me an elite fighter.”

DeMarco is coming off a stunning first-round technical knockout of John Molina two weeks ago in Oakland, Calif.

Ryan Maquiñana writes a weekly boxing column for CSNBayArea.com.  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 Norcalboxing.net, or follow him on Twitter: @RMaq28.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by tredh on 09-20-2012

[quote=jsfd26;12534052]Im looking to place a couple of bets if Broner ever signs it. Ill let you know. [SIZE=1][I]Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android[/I][/SIZE][/quote] Sounds good just pm me the bet if they make it happen!

Comment by TU PADRE on 09-20-2012

Its funny how ppl say broner will ko demarco in 6 rds, when he couldnt ko a 122 ponce lol. I guess juanma lopez hits harder than broner at 122 and broner a 130? Lol

Comment by TU PADRE on 09-20-2012

Didnt ponce move up to 130 to fight broner even though ponces real weight is 122(his best weight) other than that broner had fought trash [QUOTE=DempseyRollin;12531989]they were still trash. idc where u pick up trash at, its trash. anyways, broner…

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 09-20-2012

[quote=tredh] I trying to bet on Broner if the fight gets made. Anybody? [/quote] Im looking to place a couple of bets if Broner ever signs it. Ill let you know. [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android[/I][/SIZE]

Comment by any craic lad? on 09-20-2012

Blind hate?The guy brings it on himself with his toolish behaviour,missing weight twice after posting pictures off himself apparently eating junk food and saying how easy it was too make weight,talking through a brush in a video and wanting too…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (63)
Top Headlines Ryabinsky: WADA Has Ruled, Certified Povetkin as Clean Golovkin vs. Eubank: Hearn Gives Update on Finalizing Terms Oscar Negrete Wants a Title Shot After Bustos Fight Sammy Vasquez To Face Felix Diaz, Collazo is Out With Injury Anthony Joshua is a 4/1 Favorite To Win BBC SPOTY Award Photos: Andre Ward Throws Ceremonial First Pitch in Oakland Photos: Jamel Herring vs. Denis Shafikov Open Workouts Photos: Mikaela Lauren, Klara Svensson Go Face To Face Zac Dunn Stops Carlos Jerez In Five, Remains Unbeaten Promoter: David Benavidez Will Become Youngest 168 Champ Daniel Jacobs Rips Mora, Says Billy Joe Saunders Rejected Fight Golovkin Focuses on Middleweight Legacy, Canelo in Rearview Frank Warren: Wilder, Fury Would Outwork, Outfight Joshua Hearn: After Watching Thurman-Porter - I Know Brook is Better! Joshua Gormley To Face Andy Ruiz on July 16, Detroit Anthony Joshua's Fall Options: Stiverne, Jennings, Pulev, Parker Keith Thurman Very Interested in Facing Kell Brook in The Fall Wilder Embraces VADA, Feels Drug Testing Should Be Year-Round Margarito: Canelo Will Not Be Able To Help His Brother! Golovkin's Promoter: Eubank in The UK Would Be Huge Event Luis Rosa vs. Luis Hinojosa Ends in First Round No-Contest Peter Quillin Mulling New Direction, Move To Super Middleweight Ricky Burns, Kirill Relikh Have 30 Days To Reach a Deal Soto-Karass vs. Kamegai II Eyed For Canelo vs. Smith PPV Telemundo Weights From Mexico City: Ruiz 130, Diaz 129 Jezreel Corrales-Jason Sosa Ordered To Collide By The WBA James Kirkland in Training, Reunites With Ann Wolfe Canelo Back on 'Regular' HBO? - Door is Open For December Rau'Shee Warren vs. Jamie McDonnell Ordered By The WBA Jose Felix Jr. Returns on August 27 on Marriaga vs. Robb Card Thurman-Porter Final Ratings: 3.1 Million Viewers, Highest of '16 Erkan Teper, Despite Suspension, Returns To Face Rossy Deontay Wilder, Chris Arreola Take Part in VADA Testing Jarrell Miller vs. Fred Kassi on August 19th, Showtime Ogogo To Eubank Jr: After Golovkin Bashes You Up - I'll Be Ready! Sergio Martinez: Canelo Made Smart Business Move With GGG Nick Blackwell Blown Away By David Haye's Generous Donation Miguel Marriaga vs. Guy Robb WBO Eliminator on August 27th DiBella Thinks Female Pro Boxing Hits Major U.S. TV in 2016 Porter Plots Fall Return, Wants Immediate Thurman Rematch
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement