Adrien Broner, the three-time world champion boxer, was cruising down the streets of Miami, Florida, this weekend when he lost control of his scooter and slammed into a parked car according to TMZ.
As far as humiliations go, you can’t do much worse than wrecking a motorized scooter on a guided tour. It looks like Broner gassed it when he meant to brake, sending him into a door-dinging wheelie alongside a parked car.
Whats funny in the video, is a young man walks over to Broner, seemingly to deal with the situation. Instead of offering assistance or saying, “Hey, you hit my car,” the man stands on the sidewalk and tries to take a selfie with Broner in the background.
In front of an adoring crowd at Madison Square Garden, Miguel “Junito” Cotto (39-4, 32 KO) scored a ninth-round TKO victory over Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (51-3-2) to claim the WBC middleweight championship on Saturday night.
Martinez didn’t answer the bell for the 10th round, at which point his cornermen decided he had taken enough punishment in a lopsided bout.
When the fight was stopped, it was clear from the judges’ scorecards how one-sided this one was.
“Dinamita” Juan Manuel Marquez (56-7-1) won a hard-fought unanimous decision over “Mile High” Mike Alvarado (34-3) on Saturday at The Forum in Los Angeles.
The bout featured knockdowns, cuts and tons of action. This was good boxing.
The resounding victory, one in which Marquez did have to survive a knockdown in the ninth round, made Marquez the mandatory challenger for Pacquiao, who regained his welterweight world title by outpointing Timothy Bradley Jr. in their April 12 rematch.
Making the win even sweeter for Marquez was the fact that it took place at the Forum, where, as an unknown, he cut his teeth and developed into a featherweight contender, going 12-0 with nine knockouts in the arena between 1995 and 1999.
In any case, the stage is set for another battle with his rival. Love it or hate it, that’s the most likely next step.
Floyd Mayweather remains undefeated. Tonight’s match versus Marcos Maidana was just about as much as we’ve seen him have to work for it late, as Maidana came out throwing hard early. Ultimately, Mayweather turned the fight around late to take the ultimate decision. Judge Mike Pernick had it at a draw 114-114 while Burt Clments and Dave Moretti ruled 117-111 and 116-112, respectively for Mayweather.
This is a low blow that Maidana hit Mayweather with in the eighth round.
“I’d describe this fight a tough competitive fight,” Mayweather said after the fight. “Normally when the fans come, I box, I move, I blow the guy out. Tonight I wanted to stand and fight and give the fans their money’s worth.”
Maidana already wants a rematch, hard to say if that will happen:
“He dominated some rounds, but I dominated most of them. I went after him, but he’s a difficult fighter. I want the rematch!” @ChinoMaidana
“I knew I had to do more in this fight than I did in the last fight,” said Pacquiao, who showed all the fire Bradley had accused him of no longer having.
Pacquiao’s next fight could be against the winner of the May 17 title elimination bout between Juan Manuel Marquez and Mike Alvarado. The winner will be Pacquiao’s mandatory challenger, but what makes it more likely is that Arum promotes all three of them.
If Marquez wins, it would mean a fifth showdown between the all-time greats, the most recent match between them ending with Pacquiao face down on a one-punch sixth-round knockout loss in December 2012.
“I have no problem with fighting Marquez again, but that’s up to my promoter, Bob Arum,” Pacquiao said.
Whatever Pacquia does next, he said he feels reborn in boxing after a tremendous performance.
Karim Mayfield (18-0-1) and Thomas Dulorme (20-1) will fight for the NABF light welterweight title in Atlantic City tonight. During Friday’s weigh-in, Mayfield and Dulorme had to be separated and a brawl nearly broke out between the two fighters’ camps.