Adrien Broner: I Can Take Over The Sport Of Boxing
Adrien Broner thinks he can make a successful return and dominate the sport of boxing.
Broner hasn’t been inside the ring since January 2019. He suffered a unanimous decision loss to Manny Pacquiao in a failed bid for the WBA (Regular) Welterweight Title. Broner has gone 0-2-1 in his last three outings. “The Problem” hasn’t emerged victorious since February 2017.
On Saturday night, February 20, Broner will return to take on Jovanie Santiago. The super-lightweight clash will headline a Showtime card inside the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Ahead of fight night, Broner said he’s ready to take on a tough Santiago and begin his road back to championship gold (via Bad Left Hook).
“Santiago is hungry. He’s still undefeated and he definitely doesn’t want to lose. It’s going to be a great fight. He’s definitely going to come to fight. Anybody that has a chance to fight an Adrien Broner to put their career up another step, they’re going to bring their A-game. I’m just training my hardest and I’m going to come in and be ready on February 20.
“He’s a hell of a fighter. He’s got great skills. But I just think I’m on a different level. February 20 people are going to see that I’m still the Adrien Broner who can take over the sport. In boxing I’ve learned that it only takes one performance to bring everybody back. All I have to do is go out there and perform and everybody will be back on the bandwagon.”
Broner has insisted that he’s been taking his return seriously. “The Problem” has even said he’s given up alcohol and shed 30 pounds in an effort to become the best version of himself.