Broner Won’t Let Pacquiao Look Past Him
Manny Pacquiao may want a rematch against Floyd Mayweather to erase that loss from his mind, but Adrien Broner refuses to let the WBA “regular” welterweight champion look past him.
Broner, who faces Pacquiao on Pay-Per-View in January, said he’s thankful to be Pacquiao’s 70th opponent, but will not be taken lightly by the Filipino senator.
“I’m really thankful. There were a lot of people who wanted this fight and God blessed me to get it. I guess I am just the chosen one,” said Broner during Monday’s New York press conference. “He’s a future hall-of-famer. It’s going to be a helluva fight. All the things he’s done in this game is unbelievable. I have only got a chance y’all could dream of, I don’t even know how I’m feeling right now. It means a lot to me. A win, I turn a legend overnight.”
While Broner may be grateful, the fighter who is “about billions” would go on a tirade after Pacquiao mentioned a potential rematch with Mayweather.
“He ain’t fighting Floyd, he’s fighting me. I’m gonna beat your ass, you worry about Floyd, he’s already beat you brother,” said Broner.
“F*** the money, I know when I win this fight, there is more money to come. Excuse my language but this ain’t Nickelodeon, this is pay-per-view.”
Transcribed by Boxing Scene