Antonio DeMarco (28-2-1, 21 knockouts) will defend his WBC lightweight title against Adrien Broner (24-0-0, 20 knockouts) on Nov. 17, at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J.
Broner has a lot of hype around him right now, but DeMarco isn’t buying it. As far as the Mexican is concerned his fight against Broner won’t be the biggest or most important bout of his career, and he’s confident he’ll be able to retain his title against the emerging star.
“We are going to have to get in the ring and see what works,” DeMarco said about his upcoming fight, per Boxingscene.com. “Each fight is different. You can have 5 or 10 different strategies and they may not work in a fight. Rest assured we have many plans and we are well prepared. I can’t say what they are but I will leave my heart in the ring and come out with the victory.”
DeMarco is currently on an impressive streak, stopping four of his last five opponents. Antonio was particularly impressive in his last outing, securing a first round TKO victory against John Molina on Sept. 8.
However, Adrien Broner seems to be one of the undeniable future stars in boxing, and DeMarco will have his hands full when the two collide on Nov. 17. Broner put on a boxing clinic during his last fight against Vicente Escobedo, outclassing the California native before putting him away in the fifth round.
Factor in the fact that only one of Broner’s last 15 opponents has made it past the sixth round, and it’s clear DeMarco will be in for a serious test when the two collide.
Broner is the technically superior fighter, but DeMarco is no slouch. Both men are heavy-handed punchers, which means there’s a pretty decent chance their fight won’t go the distance.
Very good matchup, and I for one can’t wait to see these two square up inside the ring.
David is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and boxing practitioner who has watched and studied MMA for the past 9 years. Send him your questions @davidkingwriter.