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Adrien Broner: I’m Elite, Ricky Burns Will Get Burned!

by David P. Greisman

It can never be said that Adrien Broner is lacking in confidence. While some may attribute that to hubris or bluster, Broner’s victory over lightweight titleholder Antonio DeMarco on Saturday evening left many impressed.

Broner, of course, can be included in that group.

“What can I say after a performance like that? That’s I’m good? I can’t say that. That I’m great? I can’t say that. I’m elite,” he said in the post-fight press conference. “I’m an elite fighter who can make a good, great fighter look like an amateur. That’s what I did today.”

While Broner attributed his success in part to “God-given talent,” he also noted his hard work for the gym in preparation for the DeMarco bout.

“I busted my ass every day. I came into the fight looking for a war, because I know DeMarco is a warrior,” he said. “But ‘The Problem’ stands. 25-0, 21 knockouts. Two-time world champion. 23 years old. … This has just begun — the Adrien Broner, ‘Mr. HBO’ show.’ ”

He called himself the new era of boxing, and he declared that he would take over boxing.

“Of course you still have Floyd Mayweather and [Manny] Pacquiao out there, but after that fight, who do you have? Oh yeah, that one guy: Adrien ‘The Problem’ Broner,” he said.

Broner said he would be back in the gym by Monday, spoke in favor of going back to his native Cincinnati for another fight, and said a bout on pay-per-view “might be my next fight,” though it must be noted that there’s no indication of whether (or not) that could actually be so.

Fellow lightweight titleholder Ricky Burns “will get burned,” he said.

“I don’t lose,” Broner said at one point. “I don’t even like losing weight.”

David P. Greisman is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow David on Twitter @fightingwords2 or send questions/comments via email at [email protected]

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TheWinners on 11-20-2012

[QUOTE=Ray*;12713621]JMM is how old now? Broner need another good fight at 135 then 140 like you said..[/QUOTE] Doesn't stop Pacquiao. Why not face a test from an old HOF like Marquez. Plus let's see if he can dominate Marquez like…

Comment by Ray* on 11-19-2012

[QUOTE=TheWinners;12713614]Yea Im thinking his best bet would be to clean out the lightweight division and then get a PPV going against a top 140 pounder. Id love to see him fight Marquez.[/QUOTE] JMM is how old now? Broner need another…

Comment by Ray* on 11-19-2012

I doubt Frank Warren would allow this fight to happen, And the venue of the fight would most certainly rule this fight out.

Comment by #thirsty on 11-19-2012

I would never buy a Broner ppv.

Comment by TheWinners on 11-19-2012

Yea Im thinking his best bet would be to clean out the lightweight division and then get a PPV going against a top 140 pounder. Id love to see him fight Marquez.

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