- (Photo: Floyd Mayweather/Twitter)
Adrien "The Problem" Broner, is speaking up after the first loss of his professional boxing career at the hands of Marcos "El Chino" Maidana Saturday night and receiving advice from Floyd Mayweather.
Maidana (35-3, 31 KOs) stripped the WBA welterweight title from 24-year-old Broner (27-1, 22 KOs), shocking the boxing world by stopping the outspoken young fighter who looks to veteran Floyd Mayweather as a mentor. After Broner was knocked down twice and left visibly shaken after the bout, the fight began to trend on Twitter with memes created to make fun of his defeat.
Although a usually flamboyant Broner left the ring hastily following his first career loss, he did react to the loss in a message for fans.
"I'm OK. I'm still the three-time world champion in three different weight classes," Broner said during the post fight press conference. "Tonight, Maidana was just the better man, but we fought a hell of a fight. I hope the fans got what they deserved. ... I'm still going to live like we won the fight. I'm still going to party."
Mayweather, the undefeated boxer, took to Twitter to offer some words to his mentee.
"@AdrienBroner hold your head up champ. I love you," Mayweather tweeted. "A true champion can take a loss and bounce back, my lil brother."
While Maidana credited Broner for being a good puncher, the 30-year-old Argentine fighter spoke about what it took to win the fight by unanimous decision.
"I had to show a lot of heart to win this fight," Maidana said after the fight. "I did what I had to do to win."
Mike Stafford, Broner's trainer, did not seem happy with his performance.
"I don't think he was on today," said Broner's trainer, Mike Stafford. "I thought it was a little closer than (the judges) had it, but I just don't think he was on tonight."
Now, it seems Broner is ready to prove himself in the form of a rematch.
"I'll tell you one thing, make a rematch," Broner said after the fight. "I don't need a warm-up fight. I want a rematch."