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Broner Fires Back at Salido: I'm on a Different Level!

By Chris Robinson

On Sunday afternoon I talked to a surprisingly-animated featherweight champion Orlando Salido, who took some digs at junior lightweight titlist Adrien Broner.

Coming off of a scintillating rematch with Juan Manuel Lopez last month in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Salido admitted that he isn’t too impressed by the landscape in the featherweight division and is considering a move up in weight, with Broner being his chief objective.

The usually mild-mannered Salido took his swipes at Broner, one of the most flamboyant fighters in the sport, and said that he would love to break his jaw and shut his mouth, among other choice actions.

Wanting to get Broner’s thought on Salido’s remarks, I touched base with the Cincinnati, Ohio native on Monday afternoon. And while Broner received a direct message containing a link to the article in which Salido bashed him, he insisted that he didn’t even bother to look it over.

“For what? I don’t got to read up on that,” stated Broner. “That’s all talk. You know me, I don’t look up on fighters, I don’t even look at their blogs, I don’t watch what they’re putting up, I don’t look at none of that. The only thing I watch is Floyd Mayweather and myself.”

Broner can’t knock Salido’s ambition but feel his class will show if such a fighter ever comes off.

“He just wants the shine I got, that’s all,” Broner continued. “He’s fighting on Showtime and he’s a Showtime fighter. He’s trying to get to where I’m at. He beat Lopez twice. To me, that’s a B+, B- fighter with no chin. I don’t knock him down, I congratulate him on that but they need to stay in their lane. I’m just on a different level and when these guys get in the ring with me it’s going to show.”

Broner is next penciled in to make the second defense of his title on May 19th in an HBO-televised showcase at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas underneath the Lamont Peterson-Amir Khan rematch. Twice-beaten British fighter Gary Sykes appears to be in the running to be Broner’s opponent on that evening but the 22-year insists he is ready for any and all comers.

“I don’t duck nobody, anybody they put in front of me I will fight,” said Broner. “At the end of the day I just want to cut all the talk. I’m not a promoter, I’m a professional boxer and I’ll fight anybody they put in front of me. I don’t care who it is. It could be Sykes, it could be Koo-Wan, it could be Hu-Han, I’m ready. I’ve been ready. I don’t have fights and take off. I fight on Saturday and I’m back in the gym on Monday.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by AzteK Warrior on 04-24-2012

The more this little kunt talks, the more I want to see him get his jaw shattered.

Comment by AzteK Warrior on 04-24-2012

[QUOTE=TyrantT316;12035145]This is what happens to guys like Mayweather and now Broner. A fighter with a big win challenges him, but that fighter is smaller and limited. Haters say Broner is scared and ducking by turning down the call out. Eventually…

Comment by alfredperami on 04-24-2012

[QUOTE=Realizniguhnit;12036274]Maybe you should just admit your a fanboy of a fighter that hasn't proven anything yet in his career. Broner is like buying a spec stock, nothing more than very risky bet. Oh and I was very serious about stopping…

Comment by rochemback on 04-24-2012

If Salido can carry his power with him to super feather, I would definitely favour him despite the reach disadvantage. Broner is not nearly as proven as him.

Comment by RlCKY on 04-24-2012

He should be careful of his opinion on "Showtime Fighters"...he may need to fight on the network one day.

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