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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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46.

A73    

If people on here boxed or been around boxing not just drunk watching a ppv they would realize they are not pills but tightened gauze like the dentist use! Better for stopping mouth cuts then the other gauze that most people and trainers use that unravels in your mouth during something as physical as a boxing match! There is no "Mario bros magic mushroom" pill that immediately works on swallowing? Uguys watch too many movies lmao...

124 days ago
47.

Annette Jorge    

Seriously?! Maidana did not cheat, all of you just pissed because you prob bet on Broner to win and now Maidana won AND took his belt.. TeamMAIDANA!! Y'all just hurting hahahaha!

Plus, why would you want him to win?! He's just gonna spend all the money on women and drinking and posting disgusting pictures of his thing.. It's just EXTREMELY DISGUSTING.. (plus the smell OMG it must be nasty *barf*)..

123 days ago
48.

greenland    

If Maidana was given pills in the 11th round, it was after the fact he had been whooping and abusing Broner. The ref and commentators heavily favored Broner and he still got beat-- despite the shoving and elbows.

123 days ago
49.

justdatkid    

He obviously cheated.... if he didn't was he doing when he was covering his mouth you guys can't say he was bleeding because he definitely wasn't

123 days ago
50.

joelboxingfan82    

The only cheating done was Broner's professional wrestling style forearming, Broner hitting after the bell and the punch broner threw when he shoved Maidana through the ropes. Marcos Maidana fought his typical fight and was just the better man. The referee tried his best 2 help Broner and it didnt work that punch after the bell in round 11 was grounds for a disqualification.

123 days ago
51.

Monster Rain    

Anyone saying he "clearly" took a pill is on some, themselves. He might have; I don't know, and don't care, but there is nothing "clear" about these vids and pics.

123 days ago
52.

Broners broken jaw    

What sort of a name is IKOBlacky

123 days ago
53.

Yougottabekiddingme    

Ok let's say he did cheat. Why wouldn't he have the pill ready beforehand instead of putting in the napkin with a camera right behind him? Why would he give him a pill at the end of the fight when it takes at least 30 mins to digest? If anybody was taking pills it was broner popping a Molly and dancing like an idiot. He lost, just let it go.

123 days ago
54.

TheWalkingRob    

Lets say for the sake of argument that he did take something, this happened at the end of round 11 by then Broner had already gotten his ass whooped! Briner is just a whinny kid looking for some kind of redemption. Face it Broner, youre not as nice as you thought you were. For once, be a man and take your loss with with humility but I guess thats too much to ask for a brat like you.

123 days ago
55.

CastleGreySkull    

#PhfknSnowapes&Mexicans #CheatinMthrphfkrs

123 days ago
56.

bluntzNslurpeez    

Its like this.... everyone I ne is right. . A.BRONER GOT WHOOPED HANDS DOWN.. BUT NO MATTER WHAT THAT IDIOT MIADANASHOULDNT HAVE TOOK ANYTHING.. DOESNT MATTER WHAT ROUND IT WAS IN. IT WAS ILLEGAL IN THE BOXING WORLD. HE MIGHT HAVE BEEN DOING IT THE ENTIRE MATCH. .. THEY Just GOT CAUGHT THAT TIME.... DOESNT HE HAVE SAME TRAINERS AS RIOS.....? DIDNT HE FAIL HIS TEST.... HMMMMMM

123 days ago
57.

Yahcanon     

Ha, I dont know of any pill that can dissolve and enter the blood stream that fast, broner got whooped in the 1st and 2nd round.

123 days ago
58.

melody carroll    

broner was playin around to much he got his ass whipped

123 days ago
59.

Eli     

I came here to see mayweathers guy get his butt whipped, but after seeing the other guy take the pill I am disgusted. I went to a high school where kids took LSD by mouth and they would get incredible strength in minutes. It makes them able to resist pain. This is why I hate boxing now....

123 days ago
60.

Filtershift    

You stupid imbeciles. It's a rolled up piece of cotton which is placed inside the mouth to stop bleeding. Obviously none of you have ever been in a boxing gym so i will let you off wth your ignorance.

123 days ago
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