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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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Change    

Yea bitch, yea bitch, call me Steve O!

128 days ago
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DC    

This clears it all up...

http://www.fighthype.com/news/article15810.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

128 days ago
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trill90    

Adrien does talk a lot of **** but if he's going to get his ass beat shouldn't have to cheat to do it.. Clearly maidana took a pill.. Maidana was fighting like he was on,speed,lmao

128 days ago
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Donttreadisback!    

If any of you homos and tree huggers at TMZ knew anything about fighting, you'd see in the video that he is pinching a Dental Cotton Roll...used to stop mouth bleeding. It looks like a large white pill...I swear..Liberal *******, butt humping media types are such idiots!

128 days ago
5.

master    

If he took a pill of some kind, wouldn't it show up in his drug test??

128 days ago
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1saint.andrew    

Watching this idiot get beat and his ignorant mouth shut was the best, didn't watch the video & don't care if he did or didn't take any pills just that he punked broner. Looking for a DQ for that headbutt is desperate & pathetic, he broke his will to fight period.

128 days ago
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Major    

You can obviously see that there is no bleeding coming from his mouth and that a large brown substance was in pill format was placed on that napkin. Point blank...he cheated!

128 days ago
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Unbroken Chain    

Not good. Too bad, he probably would've won without it

128 days ago
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Major    

You can obviously see that he is not bleeding from his mouth area, so the cotton ball argument is dead. They placed a large brown substance on that napkin in pill form and gave it to him orally during the fight. The video does not lie...

128 days ago
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Ferndog68    

I remember when Fernando Vargas cheated against Oscar de la Hoya and still got his ass kicked lol. So unless this magic pill is the star power punch like little Mac then broner, just take that L. Train harder next time and in sure he can get the W

128 days ago
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Shah Boogey    

Clearly he cheated, but watch the haters say otherwise....

128 days ago
12.

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. If Maidana had to cheat he's a straight out loser!

128 days ago
13.

htowner    

I thought he was knocked down in the first round. How did he take it before?

128 days ago
14.

RobertNsa    

Sorry OBAMA can not Help your Black Ass with this one!!!! Now You can call your Dr. With your Obama phone and see what Obama Care covers for you no talent ass!!!!!!

128 days ago
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billyruben    

broner is an ugly piece of s#*t! he's gotta be the ugliest boxer out there.

128 days ago
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