It seems he ran into a human buzz saw by the name Marcos Maidana, who had a resounding answer to “The Problem” when they met in the ring in San Antonio.
According to USA Today, the Argentine slugger came out swinging from the opening bell, knocked Broner, AKA “The Problem,” down twice and stunned the boxing world by creating a problem for “The Problem” by handing him his first career loss. Maidana won a unanimous decision to take Broner’s WBA welterweight title before a raucous crowd of 11,312 at the Alamodome.
Broner (27-1, 22 KOs) was put on the defensive by Maidana from the start of the Showtime-televised bout. He was hurt badly in the second round and went down after a staggering left hand from Maidana (35-3, 31 KOs), nicknamed “El Chino.” Broner barely survived the round. It was the first time in his career that the 24-year-old from Cincinnati had been down. It wouldn’t be the last.
Broner, a three-division champion who was defending his welterweight belt for the first time, went down again in the eighth off another crushing left hand by Maidana, who then inexplicably head-butted Broner intentionally and had a point taken away by referee Laurence Cole. Broner acted like he was badly hurt, flopping onto the canvas. Cole wasn’t buying it, however, and brought the fighters back together after a few minutes.
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Meanwhile, after the fight, boxing reporter Radio Rahim staked out a space outside Broner’s dressing room along with an awaiting ambulance that took Broner to a local hospital for a checkup after his stunning loss to Marcos Maidana.
Watch what happens: