Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Broner: With Mayweather Gone, I’m Taking Over Boxing

by David P. Greisman

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is consistent in saying he’s retired from boxing for good. And Adrien Broner says that he wants to have the spotlight that previously belonged to the best of this era.

“This will be the new era of a new term of boxing,” Broner said at a Feb. 29 press conference ahead of his April 1 bout with Ashley Theophane, which will air on Spike TV from the D.C. Armory in Washington, D.C. “Big Bro [Mayweather] gone. There’s only one motherfucker that can take over this sport. Everybody else too boring. That’s why everybody here today, to see what the f*** I would say.”

Since his earliest fights in the spotlight, Broner has been compared to Floyd Mayweather Jr., particularly for his antics in trying to portray himself both as an antihero to those who like his shtick and a villain to those who are annoyed by it and want to see him lose.

boxing

Broner appreciates where his career has brought him, but he also says his admiration for Mayweather shouldn’t be mistaken for imitation.

“When I’m up here it brings tears to my eyes, because a lot of people told me I wouldn’t be here today. It’s just crazy because I really come from nothing. Like, nothing. Like, cereal in water nothing,” Broner said. “And for me to be as fortunate as I am and looking up to somebody like Floyd — I don’t wanna be him at all. Some people might take what I do and be like, you wanna be like Floyd. But I don’t want to be like [anyone else], no disrespect to nobody.”

Pick up a copy of David’s book, “Fighting Words: The Heart and Heartbreak of Boxing,” at http://bit.ly/fightingwordsamazon or internationally at http://bit.ly/fightingwordsworldwide. Send questions/comments via email at [email protected]

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Tozo on 03-03-2016

Btoner is another has been,might beat Theo but nobody with a good record,this little toad is like a human boil that needs to be lanced from boxings ass.

Comment by VicariousVice on 03-01-2016

[IMG]http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/williamcoreycharles/cormier-laugh_zpsdfb68b5f.gif[/IMG]

Comment by Mike_R on 03-01-2016

lol, Broner thinks he's still undefeated. Lots of guys that can beat him floating around out there. He can pick any weight and there is big trouble for him not too far away.

Comment by deathofaclown on 03-01-2016

Lets be honest, if you're going life and death with a 2013 version of Malignaggi, you're not taking over anything. If Paulie was a bit younger he would have schooled Broner. Also, as tough as Maidana is, any Elite fighter…

Comment by SuperHanz on 03-01-2016

Try taking over a condom first you mug.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (19)
Top Headlines Keith Thurman vs. Josesito Lopez - Added Undercard Fights Badou Jack: I'm a Fighter, So I Ain't Gonna Quit Pacquiao vs. Broner Replay: January 26th on Showtime Harrison-Charlo Rematch Ordered, New Final Eliminator Too Demetrius Andrade vs. Billy Joe Saunders Ordered By WBO Pacquiao: If Mayweather Can't Fight at My Level - Stay Retired News: Luis Lebron, Benson, Hamza, O'Donnell, Srour, Barlow Hearn Cautions 'Now or Never' For Whyte To Accept Joshua Offer Scardina-Kekalainen Tops Matchroom Italy Card on March 8 DiBella: After Commey Beats Chaniev, We Want Lomachenko Fury: Wilder's The One Who Has To Redeem Himself, Not Me! Khan: The Offers for Crawford and Brook Were Literally The Same Frank Warren To Wait Out Warrington vs. Galahad Purse Bid Charr Wins Appeal, Reinstated As WBA Titlist; Box-Off To Follow Miles Shinkwin Back In March, Defends English Title Frank Warren: Joshua Made Massive Mistake in Snubbing Wilder Canelo-Jacobs: NSAC To Review Venue Request at 1/29 Hearing Eubank Jr. Very Pleased With Camp Ahead of Degale Clash Caleb Plant: I'm The Big Dog at 168, They've Got To Come See Me Hearn: Wilder, His Handlers Don't Have Decency To Answer Back Chris Algieri Confident He Can Raise His Level Against Hooker Kovalev Asks Fans 'Not To Make Hasty Conclusions On Situation' Cano in Line For a Big Fight, Linares Heading Back To 135 Curtis Stevens Heading To 154: Eyes Hurd, Lara, Harrison, Munguia Pulev vs. Helenius Clash Still Be Worked Out For Crawford-Khan Broner: I'll Be Back; All You Motherf***ers Will Still Tune In! Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner: CompuBox By The Numbers Gvozdyk To Take Voluntary Before Mandatory Versus Browne Pacquiao To Have Scratched Cornea Re-Examined Monday In L.A. Andrade: I Want Golovkin Next, To Prove I'm #1 at Middleweight Hearn: Don't Be Surprised if Joshua is on DAZN in the US in June Broner: Ain’t Got Mark On Me; They Thought They’d F*** Me Up Pacquiao: I Was Surprised Broner Didn't Throw Lot Of Punches Manny Pacquiao-Adrien Broner: Afterthoughts Broner Falls Very Short on Promised 'New Beginning' For Career Luis Coria Win Big in First Garcia Brothers Promoted Card Badou Jack Gets Stitched Up, Has No Excuses Over Loss Manny Pacquiao Says Injury To His Left Eye is Not Serious Manny Pacquiao Dishes Out Adrien Broner's Comeuppance Pacquiao's LA Home is Burglarized a Day After Broner Win
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement