"The key is to throw a lot of punches. Pressure him. Kick his ass. And that's what I am going to do," Maidana said. "Everyone knows that Broner has a big mouth, but that doesn't bother me, because his mouth can't fight for him. Whether he has the guts to stand in front of me or if he runs, I'll definitely go for the KO, and either way I'm leaving the ring with the belt."
Broner begs to differ.
"Maidana is one-dimensional and not in my league," he said. "I'm a Ferrari and he's a go-kart, and my fans will see that. I'm going to put on a show. Watch me light Maidana up like a Christmas tree.
"I don't go for knockouts, but I really feel I'm going to knock this guy out. I'm going to be his first stoppage. I'm going to stop this guy, and we're going to move on to the next one."
One more step, perhaps, toward that mainstream stardom Broner craves.