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Broner/Maidana Fight

Formal Investigation Into Cheating Allegations

12/17/2013 12:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Trash talking boxer Adrien Broner got his ass beat and his welterweight title stripped in a stunning loss to Marcos Maidana this Saturday ... but TMZ Sports has learned, there's now a full-blown investigation into allegations of cheating.

Sources close to "the Problem" tell us ... the Texas Boxing Commission is now analyzing video of the fight which some say shows Maidana taking what looks like a pill during the WBA welterweight championship fight last Saturday.

The rules are so strict ... even water needs to be tested prior to a fight before the boxer can consume it.  Pills and any other substance for that matter are off limits.

Broner -- who was previously undefeated -- says the loss hasn't shattered his ego ... he's confident the investigation will prove Maidana cheated.

We're told the boxing commission will reveal the results of the investigation in 1-2 days.

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capa    

I think he did cheat cus after the 2nd round Maidana was beat! He looked exhausted after the 2nd round and it looked like things would turn around for Broner. Lets see how the investigation turns out.

226 days ago
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justdatkid    

He obviously wasn't bleeding from the mouth what do u guys think he was doing blowing his nose lol I think he definitely cheated

226 days ago
18.

Tsoda40    

fighthype.com/news/article15810.html

226 days ago
19.

Paolo    

Maidana always fights like that, the guy is relentless, thats his strength and i don't remember him burning out against Khan, he got stronger as the fight progressed. This is just desperation to provide excuses for Broners humiliation.

226 days ago
20.

Tsoda40    

That Video is going into the 12th round. Lol YEA he took a super human pill into the final round cuz he was behind in the fight dramatically. Desperate to turn the last 3 minutes around. Pfffff yea right. Face it Broner lost by a landslide. End of story

226 days ago
21.

kstrick    

Could of been midol

226 days ago
22.

Mista steal yo hoe    

Boxing is the last thing tmz needs to stick their nose in, you clowns dont have the slightest of a clue about boxing or anyone involved. Maidana beat the **** out of broner for 12 rounds. Regardless of a stupid pill which was probably for aches or pains, broner wouldnt have come close to winning anyway. For broner to say he cheated is funny, so if he didnt take the pill in the 12th round, broner would have won? Lol right, and elephants fly.

226 days ago
23.

Mista steal yo hoe    

Plain and simple, broner moved up 2 weight divisions from 130 to 147 to fight maidana, and he simply couldnt handle the punching power of a full fledged welterweight. Maidana outpowered him, and edged him out even knocking him down twice, and giving his first L. Broner needs to stay at 135 lbs and stay there.

226 days ago
24.

justdatkid    

Maidana obviously put something in his mouth not saying he cheated but the video looks as if he did

226 days ago
25.

Leprikawn    

Looks like he is putting gauze in his mouth, probably to clean up a little blood.my question is why is Ariza in the corner?

226 days ago
26.

Two_Time_Champ    

It was gauze rounds. They are pretty small. He was wiping his nose. He didn't cheat. He exposed that punk!!

226 days ago
27.

danny805oxnard    

I knew that the maidana camp was up to no good after Rios tested positive for illegal things. Broner should have won that fight I'm glad the truth is coming out now. Maidana a cheater he knows that broner is the cleaner better fighter. No contest broner stays undefeated

226 days ago
28.

depressmode    

They get drug tested after the fight too ya dummies

226 days ago
29.

JC    

You can clearly see that he took a white pill. This is what a lot of hispanics do, they don't like to lose and think they gotta always be on top. Just like the 40 million cheaters in this country illegally! He may be loud and big mouth but you name callers aren't any better than he is! Examine yourself befor e you talk about anyone!

226 days ago
30.

TheMoneyTeam    

Wow, Tmz Trying to make another story and take away Maidana's Victory, after it was cleared there was nothing there. This Video has been out for 4 days, if there was something in there they would of revoked Maidana's title already, cuz the result did not favor the Business. And why are people making a big deal as if Broner had won every round then Maidana came back and knocked him out cold lol. If anything it made Maidana worse cuz the 12th round was Broners best round lol some delusional Broner fans out there. Broner will never be the Next Mayweather.

226 days ago
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