Adrien Broner, Marcos Maidana will rematch; fight likely for April
Just on Wednesday Adrien Broner was tweeting about his desire to fight Marcos Maidana again after suffering his only career loss to the Argentine last month. Well it sounds like he will get his wish.
According to ESPN boxing reporter Dan Rafael, Broner has picked up his option for a rematch with Maidana. Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer told Rafael the rematch is likely to happen in April and air on Showtime.
Schaefer says the fight will likely take place on April 19 or 26 at either the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., or the Alamadome in San Antonio, which was the site of the December fight between the men.
Maidana, who is 35-3 with 31 KOs in his career, dropped Broner twice in their fight and won by unanimous decision.
One other note about this rematch taking place in April is that likely means Floyd Mayweather will end up facing Amir Khan in May. Because of his big win over Broner and overall knockout power, Maidana was considered a candidate to face Floyd, but this takes him out of the running.
We like Maidana to win the rematch as well.