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Floyd Mayweather: I Won’t Bash Adrien Broner

by David P. Greisman

Floyd Mayweather Jr. promotes Ashley Theophane, the junior welterweight who will face titleholder Adrien Broner on April 1 on Spike TV from the D.C. Armory in Washington, D.C. Broner, who considers Mayweather a friend, said at a Feb. 29 press conference that for now Mayweather was an enemy because he wanted Broner to lose.

Mayweather, speaking afterward, declined to retort.

“Remember when Adrien Broner lost to [Marcos] Maidana, I was the first one there that was having his back and I was a shoulder for him to cry on,” Mayweather told reporters. “Am I going to bash Adrien Broner or say anything bad about him? Absolutely not.”

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During the press conference, Mayweather had kind words for Broner.

“Adrien, very explosive, very young, very agile. Hes a force in boxing right now,” Mayweather said at on point. Soon, he said: “Adrien, I commend you on giving Ashley a chance to make his dream come true. You’ve been a very exciting fighter in the sport of boxing. And I truly believe you’re going to continue to go out there and put on exciting fights, put on a good shot. You’re still learning. Everything’s a learning process. Obviously I know you got the music thing going on, which is another great avenue for you.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by texasboi15 on 03-01-2016

[B][SIZE="3"]If Floyd and Rick Ross had a baby it would be Adrien Broner [/SIZE][/B] [img]http://photo.boxingscene.com/uploads/broner-theophane%20(5).jpg[/img]

Comment by Damiens on 03-01-2016

A shoulder to cry on and music being another great avenue for him are both subtle disses lmao

Comment by THEFRESHBRAWLER on 02-29-2016

[QUOTE=kafkod;16505918]Nah, don't bash Broner, that's no fun at all. Bash Golovkin again and tell us about how easily you would have beaten him. It makes me laugh when you do that.[/QUOTE] so saying he would beat someone is bashing now?…

Comment by -Kev- on 02-29-2016

If Broner beats Theopane, Mayweather will come out of retirement to avenge him :lol1: Anyone know why Floyd is so confident in Theo? Is it false confidence, is Floyd just trying to build a UK brand and he has to…

Comment by Real King Kong on 02-29-2016

[QUOTE=firstborn;16505970]I picked up on the subtle diss in that statement too. Mayweather can't help being a pr*ck even when he tries to be nice.[/QUOTE] Yep...what a passive aggressive cvnt

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