Adrien Broner – The best of me is coming
By Xavier Porter, Brooklynfights.com
January 18, 2017
Brooklyn, N.Y. – On Saturday night (1/14/17) at the Barclays Center, while attending the championship fights between Badou Jack vs James DeGale and Jose Pedraza vs Gervonta Davis, Adrien “The Problem” Broner (32-2, 24 KOs) spoke candidly about his upcoming fight against the tough contender Adrian Granados (18-4-2, 12 KOs).
Broner shared his thoughts, his focus, and determination on how he plans to be victorious on fight night.
“I’m coming back to my hometown (Cincinnati),” Broner said.
“I have to put on a great show like I always do. If I’m not on my A-game he can win this, just like he beat the prospect Amir Iman.”
“I’m not just coming to fight anybody. His name (Granados) may not be as known like mine but I can tell you one thing: he isn’t coming to lie down. He’s not a pushover. He’s going to be tough and he’s coming to fight. I never overlook any opponent in this game.”
The “swag” and “supreme confidence” that Broner possesses was present. What was also present was his understanding on what he needs to do in his next fight and that’s produce.
Broner has been experienced personal issues in life, just like any other human being. One thing about him is that he’s a fighter and when his back against the wall he will always come out swinging. He will always fight against anyone and anything that’s put against him. This fight with Granados may be his most important fight yet. There isn’t a belt on the line with this fight but there’s a whole lot more at stake. The winner of this fight will position themselves to be the next opponent against the current WBA 140lb (super lightweight) champion Ricky Burns (41-5-1, 14 KOs).
“I think boxing is going back to the old days where all the top guys have to fight each other, even with this fight. I could call out some names but right now I’m just focused on this fight. I have a great promotion team with Ravone Littlejohn (CEO/About Billions Promotions) and I have Big Bro (Floyd Mayweather (President) Mayweather Promotions) on my shoulder so I know that I’ll be ok.”
The 4x world champion has a great opportunity to take his career to the next level with becoming the main attraction in boxing, for what many believe he’s capable of being. There’s no denying his talent, skill, and heart. The skeptics may say that he’s too cocky, too flashy, but in this writer’s eyes it seems that Broner has reached a level in life where he’s content with the past and focused on having a future that will transcend him to greatness.
Mayweather Promotions and Showtime Boxing, along with About Billions Promotions are positioning themselves to take over boxing, sports, and entertainment.
“My thing is it’s all about growth. Everyone goes through certain periods in their life where they experience certain things. Sometimes it’s the people around you that influence you. Right now Adrien has good, positive people around him. He has Ravone Littlejohn, a man that has supported him for a long time. As I continue to communicate with Adrien all I want for him is to continue to get great results. All my trials and tribulations that I’ve experienced in life I have shared that with Adrien. We both grew up in tough cities. We both grew up in poverty. I want Adrien to be better than me.”
“When I saw him fight Maidana (Marcos) I said to myself this mother****** has heart, this mother****** is tough. It made me respect Adrien Broner a lot more once I faced Maidana. For him to come from a smaller weight and make a big jump up, that’s big. I have to be honest in saying that Maidana is one of the hardest punchers that I’ve ever fought and he (Broner) can vouch for that. For him to get knocked down, get back up, and continue to fight I just want him (Broner) to know that I’m proud of him.”
“This fight will be on the best boxing network in the world (Showtime); we’re the a-side and we will always be the a-side. Mayweather Promotions and AB Promotions are going to continue giving people what they want to see. It’s all about excitement.”
Former four-division world champion Adrien Broner faces hard-hitting contender Adrian Granados Saturday, February 18 from the Cintas Center at Xavier University live on SHOWTIME. Televised coverage on SHOWTIME begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and will feature exciting under-card action that will be announced shortly. For more information visit:
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