Broner & Davis Discuss Training With One Another
With under two weeks until they return to the ring at Barclays Center, Adrien Broner and Gervonta Davis held open workouts with their trainer Kevin Cunningham in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Broner will be showcased in the evening’s main event when he takes on Jesse Vargas for the Showtime championship boxing broadcast from Barclays Center, and Davis will be facing off against Jesus Cuellar for the WBA super featherweight crown in a featured fight on the Showtime Championship Boxing broadcast.
This is Broner’s first camp working with Cunningham, and made the change because Broner though Cunningham could get the best out of him.
“I’ve known Coach Cunningham for a long time,” said Broner following a workout. “He is the real deal He is not going to B.S. me. He’s going to keep me on my toes. I need that.”
“Looking back at all of my defeats, the only real punishment that I’ve taken in this sport was against [Marcos] Maidana-I got a fractured jaw. In the Shawn Porter fight, he outwrestled me and in the Mikey [Garcia] fight, he just outworked me. So, it’s time to add to my team and that’s why I got coach Kevin Cunningham. He’s going to bring out the best of Adrien Broner.”
When asked about his loss to Mikey Garcia, which was the main key in switching to Cunningham, Broner claims that it hurt, but he needs to move on.
“I was upset. At the end of the day, nobody fixes my problems but me. I can take care of everybody when they have a problem, but nobody fixes my problems. There are one or two people that are there for me but at the end of the day, I told myself I have to get my life and career together.”
Davis, like Broner, is attending camp in West Palm Beach for the first time, and is happy to get away from the distractions that plagued him in Baltimore.
“I was actually going to go to Colorado to train, but Adrien invited me to come down here to West Palm Beach to check out the camp,” Floyd Mayweather’s protege told reporters. “He said I should come to Florida to train with him and Kevin. So I came down, I saw Kevin’s routine and I really liked it.
“There were a lot of distractions in Baltimore and I think they were a problem for me. I needed to straighten my head and focus on the things I have to work on. It was time to set my camp somewhere else.”
That friendship between the two has created a bit of competition in camp, as Broner and Davis attempt to out do each other while training.
“Adrien is like a big brother to me. We are just like a little brother, big brother. We are very competitive,” said Davis. We do not say it but we always want to outdo each other. For example, I usually run faster than he does, but sometimes he beats me. Yesterday he ran so fast I could not catch him. So today, I took the lead and ran even faster. We push each other to our best.”