Result: Marcos Maidana dethrones Adrien Broner in Texas war

Marcos Maidana wins the WBA welterweight title in a barnstorming 12-round contest at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

Marcos Maidana has inflicted a first defeat on Adrien Broner in a thrilling 12-round contest for the WBA welterweight title at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

Marcos Maidana celebrates his unanimous decision against Adrien Broner becoming the new WBA Welterweight Title champion at Alamodome on December14, 2013© Getty Images

The 30-year-old Argentine put his foot on the gas from the first bell, forcing Broner to eat a couple of stiff shots before eventually sending the American down for the first time in his career in the second.

Somehow, the 24-year-old managed to survive, but he was hanging on for dear life as Maidana pressed forward relentlessly.

The challenger had built a healthy lead before Broner began to work himself into the bout, but the champion was down once again in a crazy eighth round that saw Maidana later deducted a point for a headbutt.

Time and time again Broner escaped reprimand for constant clinching, pushing and even a punch after the bell at the end of the 11th.

It was fitting that a truly epic war went into a final round, but when the bell sounded, 'The Problem' knew that he had been well beaten - although he had done well to take everything Maidana could throw at him.

All three judges scored the bout unanimously in favour of 'El Chino', returning cards of 115-110, 116-109, 117-109.

Adrien Broner swings on Paulie Malignaggi during their WBA Welterweight Title bout at Barclays Center on June 22, 2013
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