Adrien Broner accepted his loss to Marcos Maidana last December, and to date still hasn't made any excuses for him. All Broner wants, he says, is a rematch and a chance to avenge that defeat.
"I don't give a fuck what he do with his career; he can have a million babies, but he's still got to fight Adrien Broner again. ...If I could have fought Maidana on Sunday [one day after their fight], I would have fought him on Sunday. I'm a warrior, and I can't wait til I get my rematch."
While Broner (27-1, 22 KO) is always going to rub a lot of people the wrong way, I find it hard, personally, to get on a guy who just seems to want a chance to prove he can be better than he was in a loss. What's wrong with that? That's an admirable trait.
Broner will face Carlos Molina in a tune-up bout on May 3, beneath Maidana's PPV main event with Floyd Mayweather, with "AB" moving down to 140 pounds for that fight. It stands to reason that if Broner wins as expected, and Maidana loses as expected, that could be a good fight to make for the fall. However, there wouldn't be a world title on the line, and it would be interesting to see if Broner is so dedicated to the idea that he'd be looking to go two straight fights with no world title.
Or maybe the WBA would just make Mayweather "super" welterweight champion for beating Maidana and unifying the belt with the WBC title (which is legit, according to their rules), and put the "vacant" "regular" title up for a Maidana-Broner rematch. Worse titles have been created out of thin air.