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Mike Stafford doesn’t believe Marcos Maidana is a real test for Adrien Broner

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Chris Robinson catches up with trainer Mike Stafford in San Antonio, Texas, as he speaks on his fighter, WBA welterweight champion Adrien Broner, and his Dec. 14 fight against Argentina’s Marcos Maidana

Adrien Broner’s trainer Mike Stafford on the Maidana fight, Mayweather vs Canelo, Garcia-Matthysse

Chris Robinson catches up with trainer Mike Stafford, as he speaks on his fighter Robert Easter’s victory, training camps in Ohio, the Mayweather-Canelo clash, Danny Garcia vs. Lucas Matthysse, and more

Trainer Mike Stafford on Adrien Broner’s ascension towards stardom, the possibility of a Vegas training camp, and an eventual Mayweather fight

Rising star Adrien Broner, right, facing off with Paulie Malignaggi this past June (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson 

Very few prizefighters in boxing have come along and taken the sport by storm in the way that three-division world champion Adrien Broner has over the past few years.

Possessing qualities that are both charismatic and outlandish, Broner is the type of guy you seem to either love or hate. But at the end of the day, the 23-year old Cincinnati native seems to find a way to keep spotlight shining upon him.

The latest news surrounding Broner is that of a possible clash with Argentina’s Marcos Maidana, who he likely will meet this November in Las Vegas in his first pay per view showcase. It’s a risky matchup for the ultra-confident Broner, but the type of fight that will continue his climb up boxing’s ladder if successful.

Wanting a better sense of Broner as a fighter and person, I reached out to his longtime trainer Mike Stafford to discuss a few topics related to his charge.

In this one on one, Stafford discusses Broner’s recent razor-thin victory over Paulie Malignaggi in Brooklyn, gives his thoughts on the feedback from critics, reveals whether they might train in Las Vegas this coming camp, and shares his outlook on a possible meeting between his fighter and pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather in the future.