Adrien Broner and Emanuel Taylor held their final press conference Thursday in advance of Saturday’s fight. Although pre-fight press conferences are the place for bluster and trash talk, no one expected this:
Understandably, Taylor did not take kindly to this, and everything went off the rails. It’s doubtful Taylor needed any more motivation, but Broner gave it to him in a big way. We’ll see how he responds in the ring Saturday night. The fight card begins at 9:25 p.m. ET on Showtime.
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.