Adrien Broner has promised an explosive night of boxing when he challenges fellow American Paulie Malignaggi for the WBA light-welterweight title at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, USA on Saturday night.
Broner,26-0-(22), is widely considered as a future major pay per view attraction and he plans to begin showcasing his considerable talent on Saturday night.
“I would like to say that it’s going to be a hell of a show,” said the undefeated Broner.”Basically, I’m just going to go in the ring and do what I do best, and that’s get the victory in each-anything I’ve got to do to get the victory. I’m really not worrying about jumping weight classes. You know I know that I’m going to do a lot of great things in a sport and I’m going to do them differently. So with that being said, you will see something explosive. You’ll probably see another knockout; nine times out of ten check on my record. He’s bringing pillows to a fight that I’m throwing bricks so you should see a lot of blood, a lot of bruising before the referee stops the fight.”
Broner, up until now has campaigned between 130lbs and 135lbs and is now attempting to become a three weight champion by moving up to 140lbs. He does not see a problem at he extra weight.
“For me the weight is not a problem,” insists Broner. “I’m originally a welterweight anyway. I just had to lose weight so I really didn’t have to do anything different.
“ I mean I don’t walk around at 130 pounds. I don’t walk around at 135 pounds. I walk around at 147, 150 pounds so I’m at my regular weight.”
Broner also insisted that he will take his punch up to 140lbs as well. “What a lot of people don’t understand is you can’t really do nothing for power; you’re either born with it or you aren’t,”added Broner. “It’s like Pacquiáo(Manny) when he was in smaller weights he was knocking guys out. When he went up in to the bigger weights he was still knocking guys out. It’s just something that God blessed me with. I’ve got power so it really don’t matter what weight class I’m in; I’m still going to have the same power as I had at any weight class I’m in.”
June 18, 2013