Adrien Broner: Is He Ready For Floyd Mayweather Jr. or Manny Pacquiao?

Euphoria; that’s the only word I can sue to describe what I think Adrien Broner is feeling nowadays. After yet another successful dominating performance against Antonio DeMarco, Broner’s stock has skyrocketed. His aggressive style in the ring paired with his cocky Mayweather-like attitude is a dynamite combination for the public to absorb.

Of course the feeling of invincibility can sometimes have it’s own serious consequences, side effects if you may.

“I have a feeling that I am walking on clouds. I don’t see the end. There are clouds under my feet. The entire world is in my hands, and I feel that I am the biggest fighter of this era. Everyone is still talking about Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao, but nobody knows whether this fight will even happen. But I know for certain, that I can beat Pacquiao, if the fight ever happens,” said Broner.

Many fighters thought that they were the next best thing, including Andre Berto when he was still an unbeaten champion. Adrien Broner, just like any other young champion is not walking on clouds, instead he is deep underwater where the only certainty is the unknowing of what will happen next, yet it feels light, like he is floating.

Everyone wants the quickest way up. A shortcut to absolute fame and mind-blowing paychecks is always sought out, but it almost never works out right. Is Broner an incredible fighter with a ton of potential? The answer that pops into my mind is a solid ‘yes’, but in reality, it’s only a ‘maybe’.

He does have a tremendous knockout percentage, and thus far ahs proven to be a very dominant performer. So what? Who has Broner faced to deserve a fight against either Pacquiao or Mayweather Jr.?

If he ends up facing either of the two sometime soon, it will be his outside ring presence that gets him that fight, and not his record. Fighting Pacquiao, despite souding very lucrative and exciting, would be by far the worst move that Team Broner could possibly make. I am not saying it would be a hopeless fight, but being that Broner likes to trade, he would instantly be at a disadvantage. Am I saying that Pacquia is stronger than Broner? At this point in time, absolutely yes. He is stronger, faster, and more experienced. Why do I say this? Well simply because Pacquiao’s resume says so. Maybe in a few year, my answer would be different, but for now, without any further knowledge of what Broner can do against more top notch competition, he is just another Berto, a cocky boxer that is in need of another world class challenger to test is game.

Mayweather Jr. and Pacquiao are only people, they are not god, but in boxing they are simply too good. There is a reason they are what most perceive them to be, and they have been proving that for well over a decade. Broner is one the right track, but he will have to watch out for the wrong turns that will be waiting for him ahead.

 

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