News | Jan 13 2019

I don’t care about Mayweather vs Pacquiao, declares Adrien Broner

Adrien Broner claims legal issues won't derail him ahead of Manny Pacquiao fight
Adrien Broner
006_Adrien Broner  |  Esther Lin/Showtime

ADRIEN BRONER does not take kindly to talk of Manny Pacquiao possibly rematching Floyd Mayweather. Broner has every intention of beating Pacquiao when the two fight on January 19 in Las Vegas.

“No disrespect but I don’t care at all about Mayweather and Pacquiao or any other fights people are talking about.  I’m focused on Adrien Broner and Pacquiao. I’m focused on getting this victory.  And then I’m going to go to the drawing board with my team and make bigger moves,” Broner said.

“Pacquiao’s a legend. He’ll always go down as one of the best in the boxing business. But I just feel like it’s my time to take over this sport and I’m coming to take the throne from Pacquiao.

“My dedication to the sport. People who have seen me would 100% vouch for me. I know what’s at stake. A win over Pacquiao could take my career somewhere that I can only dream of. So I’ve got to take it seriously and I just really feel like it’s my time.”

Adrien Broner

He insists legal issues won’t derail him ahead of the contest. “No, that’s just something I’ll take care of after the fight. Right now I’m 100% focused on this fight and I’m just ready to come to the ring January 19 and get a victory,” he said.

Broner added, “Where I come from, man, we barely have seen someone to come out and be at the top level where I am today. So that’s why I’m doing this for the ‘hood to give back hope and show the young kids that they can follow their dreams.

“That motivates me to just go in there and do my best. We’re going to go in there and get the victory.”

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