Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports
Adrien Broner vs. Gavin Rees
You may be asking how Adrien Broner can be considered a loser on a night where he won by a fifth-round TKO.
The 23-year old Broner has the athletic gifts to be a boxing star, this much is obvious. What he doesn't have yet is the maturity and professionalism to match his boxing gifts.
Since it's NBA All-Star weekend, let's use a basketball analogy.
If you're an elite athlete and want to give the fans a show they'll remember—as Broner repeatedly said he wanted to do—you turn in a Michael Jordan, Game 5 of the 1997 Finals vs. Jazz type performance. In other words, you show precision and ice cold execution. What you don't do is turn your showcase into a Globetrotters game with behind the head punches.
Some observers took the time to put the Broner-Mayweather comparisons into perspective:
Broner is obviously trying to build his marketability and persona up, but during the interview with Max Kellerman he showed a disregard for most questions and was basically just talking for the sake of hearing himself talk.
Gaging from the reaction on Twitter, Broner has some work to do in the PR department.