With a shoulder-roll defense and outlandish personality, Broner is a Mayweather clone. At 23, Broner needs seasoning—he will make his welterweight debut on June 22, when he challenges titleholder Paulie Malignaggi—but with so many strong opponents available between 140 and 147 pounds, Broner could develop into a superstar quickly.
Why not? There is no reason to believe that in two years Alvarez won't be a bigger, more polished star than he is today. There are plenty of post-Mayweather opponents for Alvarez—Miguel Cotto, Victor Ortiz, Ishe Smith, among others—and if he rolls through all of them, a rematch with Mayweather on Mexican Independence Day weekend would be a fitting coda to Mayweather's career.