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With the media hyping up lightweight champ Adrien Broner as the next Floyd Mayweather, it is only natural that fans and media alike to want to see the two square off in the ring.
With HBO heavily pushing Broner in his last bout this past weekend with Gavin Rees, it is clear that the network has bought into the idea that Broner is the next big thing in boxing. Now, it's trying to convince the fans who aren't already on board to join them.
With HBO investing its time and money into Broner, there is no way he will fight Mayweather on Showtime anytime in the next 30 months.
Also putting a kink in the possible showdown between the best of the past generation and the leader of the new generation of boxers is the friendship that Broner has made with Mayweather.
The two have been popping up on each others' social media pages, showing that they have become quite good friends.
We have see high-profile friends come and go in Mayweather's life. Yet even if the two boxers' friendship goes sour, don't think for a second that Mayweather will risk going against the one man with a chance to put a one in place of a zero on his perfect record.