Adrien Broner did the impossible on Saturday night. He made even fewer people like him, following a profanity-laced rant after his unanimous-decision win over Carlos Molina.
You can view the most explosive part of the rant below, per Mike Gill of 97.3 ESPN in South Jersey:
Adrian Broner really just said - "I'm the Can man" I'm Afri-can, I just beat the F*ck out of a Mexi-can" - Had him on radio, was a jerk.— Mike Gill (@MikeGill975) May 4, 2014
Broner coasted to victory, winning the three judges' scorecards 100-90, 99-91 and 98-82, per ESPN.com's Dan Rafael:
After the fight was over, the 24-year-old spoke in the ring with Showtime Sports' Jim Gray about how easy he felt the fight was. Ironically, Broner also told Gray that he felt his loss to Marcos Maidana humbled him and then promptly dropped his "can man" rant.
Boxing fans wouldn't expect anything less from Broner. After beating Paulie Malignaggi, he famously said, "I left with his belt and his girl." Before the fight, he also spoke about talking with one of Malignaggi's ex-girlfriends.
Those are a few of the reasons Broner's one of the most loathed fighters in the world. If he was as good as Floyd Mayweather, most would probably begrudgingly accept and/or laugh at his outsized personality. But many would argue that he's been propped up against inferior opposition, which longtime boxing commentator Rich Marotta agreed with:
Not only is Adrian Broner completely unlikeable but honestly I don't think he's that impressive a fighter— Rich Marotta (@boxingrich) May 4, 2014
Broner certainly doesn't care about making any friends. He loves playing the pantomime villain, and considering the money he's already made, there's little reason for him to change.
Maybe down the line, his in-ring accomplishments can match his ability to spark a reaction from the crowd.