Broner: Manny’s Age Is Not A Factor
Just under five days away from his return to the ring against Manny Pacquiao, Adrien Broner held one more workout on Monday in Las Vegas.
Speaking to reporters from Barry’s Boxing in Vegas, Broner’s confidence shown through prior to the WBA “regular” welterweight title fight on January 19th.
“Every fighter is different,” Broner said on Monday. “I know if I touch him flush, I’ll put him out. It’s no secret, he’s been to sleep before.”
“A lot of people are saying that Pacquiao’s age will be a factor, but I’m not looking at it like that. You see guys like Floyd Mayweather who stay undefeated at an older age. I’m just focused on being me. As long as I do what I have to do, I will be victorious.
While he’s looking to score the knockout, Broner is ready to go the distance. “We’re ready for whatever this fight is going to end up being. It could definitely be a war. I’ve always been an underdog. I came from the trenches and I’m bringing that mentality into the ring.
“I can take over boxing with a win over Pacquiao. There are a lot of great fighters in this sport, but they just don’t bring what I bring to the table. With a win like this, it would put me right where I was always meant to be.
“I’ve always wanted to fight the big names like this and I knew that I just had to keep working hard and the time would come.