Broner: You Talkin’ To Me Like I’m 65 Years Earlier; I Know I’m Some distance From Being Finished
Adrien Broner took exception Thursday to the implication that he is the remaining equivalent to out of date.
Broner made his skilled debut in Would perhaps 2008, on the other hand the four-weight world champion will simplest turn 33 next week. His opponent on August 20, Omar Figueroa Jr., is just 4 months younger than Broner, thus he doesn’t understand why newshounds questioned him as despite the fact that he have been the second coming of Bernard Hopkins.
“Hello, man, you talkin’ to me like I’m 65 years out of date, man,” Broner discussed. “Do you know who you talkin’ to? I’m AB, man, Adrien Broner. You trippin’.”
The Cincinnati native will battle for merely the sixth time prior to now six-plus years when he faces Figueroa in a 12-round, 140-pound number one match Showtime will air from Seminole Laborious Rock Hotel & On line on line casino in Hollywood, Florida. Broner believes a victory over the former WBC lightweight champion will set him on the right track to make a a luck resurgence inside the junior welterweight division.
“Man, like I discussed it previous to, man, they don’t in point of fact recognize you until you finished,” discussed Broner, who is 1-2-1 in his ultimate 4 fights. “So, you understand, I know I’m far from being finished. I know my name will always be massive in this boxing recreation. And I’m merely proper right here to simply transfer on this run and become the most efficient Adrien Broner I will be.”
This was a additional subdued Broner than the frustrated fighter who cursed out longtime adviser Al Haymon and Showtime Sports activities actions’ Stephen Espinoza and walked transparent of his pc in the beginning of a virtual press conference Tuesday. It Broner two days previous to he participated in this question-and-answer session that he was asked to partake in a virtual press conference, which changed into standard running procedure for Showtime, Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions and other networks, streaming services and products and promoters all through the COVID-19 pandemic.
A remorseful Broner outlined Wednesday via his Instagram account that he was annoyed Tuesday “with a lot of sh*t that’s taking place in my existence.” He added that he has no drawback in any way with Haymon or Showtime, which has televised six of Broner’s ultimate seven bouts each live on the neighborhood or on pay-per-view.
Broner (34-4-1, 24 KOs, 1 NC) will battle for the main time next month since he defeated Puerto Rico’s Jovanie Santiago by the use of unanimous selection in February 2021 at Mohegan Sun House in Uncasville, Connecticut. Exactly 18 months could have passed between Broner’s bouts by the time he steps into the ring to battle Figueroa.
Broner beat Santiago (14-2-1, 10 KOs) by the use of ratings of 117-110, 116-111 and 115-112, on the other hand their welterweight bout was gave the look to be closer by the use of factions of fans and media. Even though he expressed acknowledge for Figueroa (28-2-1, 19 KOs), who has out of place back-to-back bouts to former WBA welterweight champ Yordenis Ugas and Abel Ramos, Broner is de facto confident he’ll extend Figueroa’s dropping streak to a few.
“You realize, I’m Adrien Broner, you understand, four-time world champion in 4 different weight classes,” Broner discussed. “So, you understand, that expectation for me is always top. Once I transfer inside the ring, I know a lot of folks expect a lot of excellent stuff out of me. So, I’m used to it. For me, man, I’m merely entering into, looking for to get the victory.”
Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.