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Adrien Broner Next Fight: Marcos Maidana Knockout Not Necessary For 'El Chino' Victory Over 'Problem'? [VIDEO]

Raimundo Ortiz
By Raimundo Ortiz @AroundtheMundo
on Dec 02, 2013 09:38 AM EST
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Adrien Broner
Welterweight beltholder Adrien Broner. (Photo : Reuters)

Marcos Maidana is going to be the strongest, most lethal opponent Adrien "The Problem" Broner has face in his young career, and while Broner's exuded supreme confidence in the leadup to this big fight Maidana and his camp see ways Broner can be exploited.

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Maidana is 34-3-0 with a whopping 31 knockouts, but his trainer Robert Garcia said a KO is not necessary for "El Chino" to leave the ring with a victory under his belt.

"I don't think the fight is easy but I know what we can do and we will do our best to win this fight," Garcia said. "Broner is not invincible. The knockout is not the only option for Broner. Broner doesn't throw a lot of punches. Paulie Malignaggi won a few rounds because Broner did not throw much. We have to be active, target the body, and win the fight round by round."

Broner's likened himself to a "Ferrari," in comments leading to the December 14th clash and called Maidana a "go kart." Broner also said, "A steak is tough too, but if you beat it enough it'll get tender."

Broner made similar comments before fighting Malignaggi, however, and still could've lost the fight despite landing harder cleaner punches because of a wide gap in activity. His work rate aside, Garcia also says he's spotted flaws in Broner's defense.

"Oh definitely I see holes in his defense," Garcia said. "Maidana is going to land some punches. He is definitely going to land some punches and they are going to hit a lot harder than Gavin Rees, a lot harder than Paulie [Malignaggi]."

Garcia believes these imperfections, combined with Broner's inactivity and arrogance could spell doom for him in the biggest bout of both men's careers. "The impact of Maidana's punches will be stronger [than those of Malignaggi]. But [Maidana] can win this fight by throwing a lot of punches."

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