Adrien Broner vs. Marcos Maidana

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2013-12-14 : Adrien Broner 144½ lbs lost to Marcos Rene Maidana 146¼ lbs by UD in round 12 of 12


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Notes

  • The title of the promotion was "Danger Zone."
  • The card was promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Leija-Battah Promotions.
  • Ticket prices were $250, $200, $150, $100, $75, $50, $25, $20 and $10.
  • Broner was a 5 to 1 betting favorite.
  • There was a crowd of 11,312 at the Alamodome.
  • Broner was knocked down in rounds two and eight.
  • After flooring Broner in round eight, Maidana had a point deducted for a headbutt.
  • Maidana landed 269 of 964 total punches (28%) and 231 of 663 power shots (35%). Broner connected on 149 of 400 total punches (37%) and 122 of 292 power shots (42%).
  • The fight aired live on Showtime Championship Boxing.
  • Showtime's ringside commentators scored the fight for Maidana: Al Bernstein and Paul Malignaggi had it 115-111, and Steve Farhood called it 114-111.
  • After the decision was announced, Broner exited the ring without being interviewed or congratulating Maidana. Fans booed and threw drinks at Broner as he made his way back to his dressing room. Broner later apologized, saying, "I'm sorry for running out on all the fans after my fight. That was wrong of me as a fighter."
  • Showtime Executive Vice President Stephen Espinoza announced that Broner vs. Maidana drew 1.3 million viewers, putting it as the third-highest rated fight for the network since it began keeping track of individual fights in 2009.

Summary

From the opening bell, Maidana swarmed Broner, punishing him to the body and the head. In the second round, a left hook sent Broner down for the first time in his career. Broner recovered and seemed to be on the verge of taking control over a tiring Maidana landing solid counter punches in the middle rounds, but a Maidana right to the body followed by a left hook to the head once again put Broner down in round 8.Broner also had Maidana in some trouble in the 12th round but not enough to overcome the big points deficit.Maidana ending up winning the fight via unanimous decision and giving Broner his first loss as a pro.


Maidana said he was open to a rematch and Schaefer said it's a possibility. Schaefer said there was no rematch clause in the contract, but it was such a dramatic fight that a sequel would make sense.