Ahead of the Super fight this weekend Marcos Maidana and Adrien Broner have been hanging out as friends. There are videos of the two fighters enjoying a few drinks and having a party with friends. Maidana is just on the finishing leg of his honeymoon, after marrying last week. Similar to Broner, his trip to Vegas has also coincided to watch the mega fight.
Broner has long been touted as the future of boxing, however he suffered a shock loss to Maidana last year. Maidana then went on to fight Floyd in two bouts, with the first bout being close. He was defeated in both, however his second defeat was much more comprehensive. He still gave a good account of himself though.
It’s great to see fighters being friends. It’s great for the sports image. Boxing needs to move away from the thug and tough image. If fighters are seen acting professional and showing good sportsmanship after bouts, regardless of the normal pre-fight antics and lead up events, it will help attract new fans to the sport.
The bout between Maidana and Broner in 2013 was an amazing fight. Maidana dominated most of the bout, scoring knockdowns in the second and eight round. However Broner fought back tremendously and showed great heart, loosing a UD.