"The Problem" needs a new solution.
Shortly after his one-sided loss to Marcos Maidana on Saturday, Dec. 14, Adrien Broner has already gone on record demanding another chance.
UPDATE: Thursday, Dec. 19, at 10:52 p.m.
After running out of the ring once he suffered the crushing loss on Saturday, Broner has decided to apologize five days later on his Instagram account:
"This is the face of a 3x world champion in 3 different weight divisions I am a man and first of all I want to say I'm sorry for running out on all the fans after my fight that was wrong of me as a fighter I want to congratulate team CHINO and I want to thank everybody that supported the fight but I am not done this is just a minor set back for a major come back #RematchTIME #TrueFIGHTER"
---End of Update---
"I'll tell you one thing, make a rematch. I don't need a warm-up fight. I want a rematch," Broner said, per the Associated Press' Raul Dominguez (via ABC News).
You can't be too surprised that he would want to fight Maidana again already. His pride took a major hit in the Alamodome. Along with everyone else, ESPN's Robert Flores thought the Broner and Floyd Mayweather comparisons can end now.
The fact that Broner was beaten was surprising enough, but few could've foreseen the way in which he'd lose. The judges scored it 115-110, 116-109 and 117-109.
Maidana was able to assert his dominance in the ring early and pummeled Broner for much of the fight, putting him on the canvas twice.
It was the kind of result that makes you wonder why a rematch would even be necessary.
From Maidana's perspective, you've already thoroughly beaten Broner. What is there to be gained by doing it again? You're risking a loss in the second fight that erases everything good that happened in the first.
Would you be in favor of a rematch between Broner and Maidana?
Not to mention he could probably pursue a fight with Mayweather. This result would put him in line for "Money" at some point in the future.
But if you're Broner, you'd be crazy not to ask for a rematch. Until you beat Maidana, Saturday's loss will be a black mark on your resume. Avenging that defeat supersedes everything else.
In boxing, nothing can be ruled out. If there's money to be made, you can count on these two stepping into the ring again at some point soon.