Whether you love him or loathe him, there are many reasons to watch Adrien Broner’s lightweight world title challenge against Antonio DeMarco at the Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City on November 17.
First and foremost Broner, nicknamed ‘The Problem’, truly is an entertainer.
Whether it is the 23-year-old from Cincinnati, Ohio performing his own entrance music or his father combing his hair before and after bouts, Broner brings an extrovert showmanship to the ring that has been admired by some but equally derided by others.
But antics aside, Broner can fight and is exciting to watch inside the squared circle. A world title at super-featherweight alongside 24 wins (20 K.Os) and zero losses proves this.
He has fast hands, punch power with either fist but also possesses an exquisite defence which he utilises by using the shoulder roll to block shots.
However, moving up to lightweight will mean that Broner’s trademark air-tight defence will have to be firmer than ever as DeMarco is far from a pushover.