If you still don’t know who Adrien Broner is, pay attention. He’s been compared to Floyd Mayweather Jr. for various reasons; one his skills are real, two his bravado and antics are too reminiscent of those of Money May. Last night he continued to live up to his trash talk by defeating Antonio DeMarco in an eighth round TKO to take the WBC lightweight championship. Read more after the jump.
Broner landed several body shots but a left uppercut sent DeMarco to the floor with his camp waving the white flag. Broner celebrated dancing hilariously to his corner. It was the fifth round where Broner had as close to a perfect round as possible. Several uppercuts and rights to DeMarco’s face left him battered and bruised. With the win Broner is now 25-0 with 21 KOs while DeMarco is 28-3-1 with 21 KOs.
“I was shaking and baking him until I flipped him up,” Broner said. “I knew coming into this fight it was going to be a world-class fight. But I knew he didn’t have the skills to beat me.
“I wanted to make a statement tonight and I did. He was definitely the toughest opponent I’ve faced. He was strong and could take a punch.”