Adrien Broner vs. Emmanuel Taylor Boxing Preview, Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/6/14
Emmanuel Taylor (18-2) vs. Adrien Broner (28-1)
Boxing: Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 10:00 pm (U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio)
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Adrien Broner will fight in his hometown of Cincinnati Ohio Saturday night when he takes on Emmanuel Taylor at the U.S. Bank Arena.
Adrien Broner enters this fight with a 28-1 record and continues to work his way up the ranks to eventually fight for a world title. This is the second fight of the year for Broner, as he defeated Carlos Molina in May in a unanimous decision. Broner is one of the best athletes the boxing world has right now, and he matches that with incredible hand speed. It’s really just a matter of maturity and finally putting everything together for him to take that next step. The physical tools and upside are all there, but Adrien Broner sometimes doesn’t take things as seriously as he should, which is a big reason why he lost last year in embarrassing fashion to Marcos Maidana. Broner needs a win here to build some momentum heading into a possible date with Danny Garcia for the biggest fight of his life.
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Emmanuel Taylor is 18-2, and this will be his third fight of the year after losing to Chris Algieri and defeating Karim Mayfield. Like Broner, Taylor relies heavily on his quick hands and athleticism, but he’s also a solid defensive fighter and has matured his game over a short period of time at the young age of 23 years old. Emmanuel Taylor’s weakness is that he can struggle against quicker fighters and he doesn’t have nearly as much experience against quality fighters as Broner has faced in his career. Many believe Taylor is in over his head in this match, which would explain the massive odds you’re getting if you believe an upset can take place.
Adrien Broner promised a knockout in this match and given the fact its being held in his hometown and the talent gap is massive, I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw just that.
Broner is quicker than Emmanuel Taylor, bigger and has more experience in these types of fights than his opponent. I see this fight ending in six or seven rounds in a TKO.