Schaefer confirms Maidana v Broner II is on cards, names possible dates

Phil Jay 11/01/2014

Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer has informed WBN that Adrien Broner has exercised a stipulated rematch clause for another instalment with Marcos Maidana as the American bids to reclaim the WBA welterweight title.

Broner, 24, was soundly beaten by Maidana in Texas last December, having been knocked down twice in the fight, and it was thought that an immediate return may not be on the cards between the two.

“Adrien Broner has exercised his rematch option. I will be working on dates for a rematch with Marcos Maidana, most likely April 19 or April 26 with San Antonio and Los Angeles being options,” Schaefer told World Boxing News.

‘The Problem’ having now insisted on the activation of the option in the previous contract makes for an interesting return as Broner would seriously have to change his tactics when facing Maidana again.

Fans and media alike where surprised how the fight unfolded, and although some wild antics and turmoil in the build-up certainly wouldn’t have helped Broner, the general consensus was that the three-weight world champion move up in weight too quickly from 135.

Argentinian hardman Maidana would seemingly have no worries about taking the second fight due to the way he dealt with Broner the first time around as a spring blockbuster now looms large for both fighters.

This news also rules Maidana out of possible fight with Floyd Mayweather on May 3 as Amir Khan edges closer to sealing a dream fight with the top fighter in the world.

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