Saturday night once again Showtime boxing put on a show with Thurman-Soto Karass and Broner-Maidana.
The Co-main event of the evening was Thurman-Soto Karass. Keith Thurman is one of boxing's top young prospects and Jesus Soto Karass is a fighter that wont quit and will bring it every round. The fight started with Soto Karass landing a big right hand but Thurman got through it and dominated most of the fight and finishing Karass in the 9th round.
The main event did not disappoint either. Marcos Maidana from the start of the fight pressured Adrien Broner until the end of the fight. this fight had some different storylines from Broner in round 1 humping Maidana in the corner, to Maidana knocking Broner for the first time in his career in the 2nd round, to Miadana again knocking Broner Down in the 8th, in the same round Maidana gave Broner a head-butt, Broner taking a dive to try and get Maidana DQ'd , Maidana humping Broner in the 11th to get him back, and ultimately Maidana taking the belt away from Broner. After the decision Broner and his camp left the ring right away and refused to give a post=fight interview.
So what is next for these 4 fighters? For Soto Karass there are different fights he could have based on his fighting style. what I would suggest is that he should fight someone like a Joseito Lopez.
For Thurman, he is a tough fight and the top level fighters probably wont risk fighting him. What I would suggest is that he should fight Victor Ortiz should he win his upcoming fight.
Broner is in a predicament, he can choose to fight these top fighters at 147 lbs or move back down in weight. here are several different suggestions, if he chooses to stay at 147 he could fights guys like Robert Guerrero,Paulie Malignaggi, or fight Shawn Porter for his belt. If he chooses to go to 140 lbs he SHOULD NOT fight Danny Garcia or Lucas Matthysse but rather a fight with Zab Judah or Lamont Peterson should he win his upcoming bout.
Now Finally Maidana, he is a top attraction in the 147 pound division. If Marcos said something like "hey I just destroyed lil bro now its time for big bro" during his post fight interview I think he could have gotten a Mayweather bout but I don't think its happening. So here is what I would like for him to do, he too has different options his way but I would like him to fight Paulie Malignaggi. I believe Paulie shouldn't have lost his belt to Broner because I had it a draw. Malignaggi is a draw and in Brooklyn it could be a huge fight with the winner possibly facing Mayweather in his September bout.