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Broner handles Theophane with ease

Adrien Broner

Adrien ‘The Problem’ Broner has become a bit of a nuisance in the boxing world. He likes to talk, but often sounds like an idiot when he does. A man one would assume would have a ton of money is facing felony assault and aggravated robber charges in Ohio; accused of assaulting and robbing a man of $12,000 at gunpoint outside a bowling alley. There was doubt that the DC Boxing and Wrestling Commission would even license him for his fight. Then he got called out and almost embarrassed by Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather.

But Broner proved once again that he is a marvelous talent between those ropes as he dominated Ashley Theophane before earning a ninth-round TKO victory on Friday night in the main event of a Premier Boxing Champions card at the DC Armory.

Broner displayed tremendous speed with both hands and he really hurt his opponent with a hard left hand just moments before the end of the third round. Broner took advantage of the remaining time and kept his assault going until Theophane escaped.

But he continued to go at him. Broner, who predicted a fourth-round knockout, landed a devastating left uppercut and then followed with a hard right hand to close Theophane’s eye.

Broner may not have gotten the fourth round knockout, but the fight was completely one-sided and it was clear it would eventually be stopped long before the fourth round.

In the ninth, Theophane has trouble even standing up straight. Broner hammered him with an overhand right, then a left to the body and another right. Theophane went staggering across the ring and referee Luis Pabon had seen enough of a beating, stepped in and waved for the bell at 1 minute, 10 seconds.

After the fight, Broner sounded hurt that Mayweather, who he looks up to so much, would call him out like he did, and issued a challenge to him, whether it’s a fight or a sparring session or anything. That might be a pipedream of a challenge, but it certainly might be exciting.

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Corey Johns

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You could say Corey was born to become a sports journalist. His father won a national championship coaching college soccer. His mother is a baseball fanatic who hasn't missed seeing an Orioles game since 1983 (literally, sometimes it's annoying). His great uncle was a big-time boxing promoter and his maternal grandfather was once a department head at the Baltimore Sun. Basically, sports and journalism run through his blood. He played just about every little league sports there was when he was a kid and was a multi-sport athlete in high school; even playing in the first-ever high school sanction Rugby game in the country. Eventually he retired from sports as an undefeated Maryland state Rugby champion as a high school senior. Perhaps lack of athletic talent has more to do with the retirement, but he will tell you that it more had to do with a great desire to jump right into media. Upon his graduation from University of Maryland, Baltimore County as a triple communications major, Corey started the So Much Sports network and has continued to grow his websites and continues to work to make them premier sports media outlets.

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