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Adrien Broner: If I Turned Down Fights, I'd Still Be Undefeated

By Keith Idec

LOS ANGELES – Adrien Broner wasn’t trying to excuse away anything.

Broner, a former champion in four weight classes, realizes he has gone 0-2-1 in his past three fights. His recent record and overall record would be better, Broner contends, if he were more selective about who he boxes.

In his past three fights, he has lost a pair of 12-round unanimous decisions to Mikey Garcia and Manny Pacquiao and settled for a 12-round majority draw with Jessie Vargas between those two bouts.

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Broner discussed his willingness to fight anyone with a group of reporters over the weekend, while he was in town to support his friend, Gervonta Davis, who knocked out Mexican veteran Hugo Ruiz on Saturday night in Carson, California.

“People don’t do what I do, man,” Broner said. “You know, if, and I ain’t making no excuses or nothing, but if I turned down fights, I’d still be undefeated – point blank, period.”

The 29-year-old Broner (33-4-1, 24 KOs 1 NC) most recently suffered a lopsided points loss to the 40-year-old Pacquiao (61-7-2 39 KOs) on January 19 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The Cincinnati native doesn’t regret his choices of opponents, even though he hasn’t won a fight since he narrowly won a split decision against Adrian Granados (20-6-2, 14 KOs) nearly two years ago.

“I’m from the streets, man,” Broner said. “I don’t care, and I’ll fight everybody again. Can’t wait.”

Broner expects to make a relatively quick return to the ring because he didn’t consider the Pacquiao fight particularly taxing. Pacquiao buzzed Broner in the seventh and ninth rounds, and the Filipino icon won convincingly on all three scorecards (117-111, 116-112, 116-112).

“June,” Broner responded when asked when he’d like to fight again. “Sh*t, I ain’t take no punishment.”

Speculation persists regarding a potential Keith Thurman-Broner bout for Thurman’s WBA welterweight title. Broner also feels like he could move back down to 140 pounds for the right fight.

“I’m comfortable at any weight,” Broner said. “Have my check right, we’re gonna have a hell of a fight.”

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Sinbad on 02-14-2019

Broner a hall of famer? Gimme a break, aint gonna be no way he should be there. The more i think of it, if i never started fighting i would still be undefeated myself although i retired 18 years ago.…

Comment by truefan on 02-13-2019

If he actually fought back and punched instead of blocking for 12 rounds, he may still be undefeated as well. I agree with one thing he said, he definitely accepts all fights.

Comment by sargo on 02-13-2019

He should have said fought certain fighters at the right time.

Comment by Johnny Rubber on 02-13-2019

[QUOTE=IronDanHamza;19506547]There's no way Broner get's in the HOF.[/QUOTE] Depends on how thin the future noms are, but I certainly hope he doesn't. HOF should not be for fighters who throw more insults than punches.

Comment by P4Pdunny on 02-13-2019

Broner is a clown, a funny one but still a clown

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