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Mayweather To Broner: No Maidana, Go To 140 on May 3

By Edward Chaykovsky

WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. has advised his friend, Adrien Broner, to drop down from the welterweight division and resume his career at 140-pounds. In June, Broner was the WBC lightweight champion and made a two division leap to 147 to face WBA champion Paulie Malignaggi. He struggled in the fight and won a close twelve round split decision. Last Saturday night in San Antonio, Broner faced top contender Marcos Maidana, who is bigger and much stronger than Malignaggi. Maidana dropped Broner twice and won a wide unanimous decision.

Broner (27-1, 22KOs) has been calling for a rematch with Maidana, but Mayweather says a Maidana rematch is not the right move. Mayweather returns on May 3rd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, and offered an undercard spot for Broner's 140-pound debut. 

He also told Broner to reconnect with fans, after witnessing how the audience pelted the once-beaten fighter with various objects in the aftermath of his first defeat.

"I don't think he should be focused on chasing the Maidana fight. I think what would be a good move for him is this. May 3rd, fight on my undercard; you know, fight a solid guy at 140, get back on track and get your career in order. That fight with Maidana should be nothing but a minor setback for a major comeback. But as far as Adrien is concerned, he still has a lot to learn," Mayweather told Fighthype.com.

"When I spoke to him after his fight, I said you're gonna have people that like you; you're gonna have people that dislike you. The thing is this, I have fans that like me and I have fans that don't like, but you gonna respect me. Once people get to throwing bottles and throwing beer on you, throwing different things at you at the fight, you're losing respect from the fans."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jai mari078 on 12-25-2013

Broner doesn't deserve an automatic rematch! Maidana dominated him and he deserves to move onto to bigger and better things. You think Broner would give Maidana a rematch in any situation close, controversial or in the event he got his…

Comment by jai mari078 on 12-25-2013

[QUOTE=LoadedWraps;14057210]Which is why he wants the fight. Makes sense to me, i'd enjoy it.[/QUOTE] Don't get me wrong I would too! Provodnikov would literally end Broner's career

Comment by CleneloAlvaroid on 12-23-2013

[QUOTE=CTC JOHNNY;14060603]What ???? Dude you sound Stupid!!#![/QUOTE] You were one of the first guys saying Matthysse had to earn a rematch with Garcia. But now Broner doesn't need to earn a rematch? Racist.

Comment by mrlopez on 12-23-2013

[QUOTE=hitking;14058181]Several people disagree with yo b!tch ass. Farhood and Paulie's cards were pretty much identical to mine. I'm on a boxing group on FB. And most of their cards looked like mine. And I have a couple friends around the…

Comment by CTC JOHNNY on 12-22-2013

[QUOTE=LoadedWraps;057230]Why is it a must? Broner got dominated and thus doesn't deserve a rematch, he must earn it. Move down and face WARtthysse while Maidana fights Mayweather, then take the smaller purse in a rematch if you survive Lucas.[/QUOTE] What…

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