According to Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer, former welterweight champion Adrien Broner has exercised his right to an immediate rematch with newly-crowned WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana. "Broner exercised his rematch option today," Schaefer recently explained to RingTV.com. "We have informed Maidana and will now work with Showtime and the two teams on getting a date locked in. I am looking right now at two dates, April 19 and April 26. Both of which are Showtime Championship Boxing dates."
Broner first hinted at his decision late Wednesday night, when he took to social media and wrote, "A y'all bout to see me back in the ring in some weeks..... And I ain't fighting nobody until I fight @ChinoMaidana again ..... I'm a warrior. I give props when it's due and @ChinoMaidana out hustled me that night but this rematch will be different!!!!" Schaefer also revealed that he's targeting either the StubHub Center in Carson, California or the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas as the venue for the higly-anticipated rematch.
Though Maidana was said to be in the mix for a potential May showdown with undefeated pound-for-pound king Floyd "Money" Mayweather, Broner had first dibs thanks to a rematch clause that was written into their contracts for the first bout. "The matchmakers put together the contract. I thought there was no rematch clause, but then afterwards [the matchmakers] are telling me 'no, there is a rematch clause.' It was a voluntary defense. There was a rematch clause. Broner exercised it today and said he wants to fight Maidana again," Schaefer also explained to Rick Reeno of BoxingScene.com.
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