In his first loss as a professional fighter, Adrien Broner got knocked down twice and badly beaten by Marcos Maidana. The ever confident and cocky boxer of course wanted a rematch and now he’ll get it.
Maidana (35-3, 31 KOs) let his power shots fly and knocked down Broner (27-1, 22 KOs) in the second and eighth rounds, bloodied his nose and dished out a lot of punishment in the 117-109, 116-109, 115-110 victory.
Broner exercised his contractual right to a rematch on Friday, Golden Boy Promotions chief executive Richard Schaefer told ESPN.com.
“My mind is set on war,” Broner told ESPN.com on Friday. “I had a bad night. He was the better man that night, but he didn’t beat me. He outhustled me. I respect everything. I respect him. But I’m ready to go back to war and get my belt back.
“I’m taking boxing back to what it used to be. They created a monster. (The loss) woke up a monster.”
Schaefer said he thinks the fight will be either April 19 or April 26, and will take place at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., or San Antonio’s Alamodome, site of the December fight.