Adrien Broner certainly isn't lacking confidence.
After a unanimous decision victory over Carlos Molina on Saturday night's Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana undercard, "The Problem" told Jim Gray, via Round By Round Boxing, he was turning his attention toward Manny Pacquiao:
Broner undoubtedly has talent. He became a three-time world champ by the time he was 23 years old, and after his win against Molina on Saturday, the youngster now sits at 28-1 with plenty of room to improve.
However, challenging Pacquiao may be going a little too far at this point in his career. The defensive fighter was knocked down twice and thoroughly overwhelmed during last December's loss to Maidana, and according to Yahoo! Sports' Kevin Iole, he wasn't all that impressive during Saturday night's bounce-back win, either:
On other matters since I'm no one to talk about someone's weight, I thought Broner was mediocre. He would have been in some trouble agianst— Kevin Iole (@KevinI) May 4, 2014
a top-level opponent.— Kevin Iole (@KevinI) May 4, 2014
On the other side of things, Pacquiao may not be the offensive machine he once was—he hasn't scored a knockout since November of 2009—but he proved during last month's win over Timothy Bradley that he still has plenty left in the tank and can still put on a clinic of speed and power inside the ropes.
How would this fight end?
Considering what Maidana already did to Broner, Pacquiao would seemingly have little trouble taking The Problem to school.
Pacquiao vs. the man who has drawn plenty of comparisons to Mayweather—no matter how lopsided—would undoubtedly be a major draw, but as Iole noted, it's not likely to happen.
Pacman is still part of Top Rank, Broner is still part of Golden Boy Promotions, and as long as the bitter rivalry between the two biggest companies in the sport continues, this fight will be nothing more than a pipe dream.
Maybe that's a good thing for the 24-year-old Broner.