Adrien Broner is a great fighter but not, as he he would have you believe, an exceptional one. Yes, he looked the part in running up 27 straight wins but the cracks started to appear during his WBA welterweight title win over Paulie Malignaggi on June 22.
Maybe the move up in weight to 147lbs was a step too far? We were not sure then but when he was comprehensibly beaten by the rugged but limited Marcos Maidana we found out.
Time will tell if Broner belongs in the top 10 elite p4p list. For the time being he will be given the benefit of the doubt.