Adrien Broner and his friend/mentor Floyd Mayweather have a few things in common. They both have a super confident attitude and a very showy persona, and up until Broner’s fight with Marcos Maidana they both were undefeated. Maidana shocked everyone when he not only defeated Broner but had two knockdowns and near knockout.
In an interview with Showtime Sports, Broner took the Mayweather comparison even further as he explains what happened during the Maidana fight.
Transcript via Bad Left Hook:
On what happened vs Maidana
“Listen, I know what went wrong for me. God had that plan already. It don’t matter if I had Jesus in my corner. God had that plan. We can’t stop His plan.”
On anything technical
“What I need to tell everybody that isn’t inside that squared circle, sometimes when you get hit with good shots, it’s some shots you just don’t see. You’re gonna get hit with big shots. But at the end of the day, man, you know, we’re ready to go back to camp. We’re ready for the rematch. If we could’ve fought him on Sunday (the day after the fight), we would’ve fought him on Sunday.”
On whether it’s wise to go for the immediate rematch
“I’m a fighter. If I go on, I know I can beat anybody. If I (do something else), then what they say? ‘Oh, at least Maidana beat him.’ I’m the closest thing to Floyd Mayweather, so since I took my loss, everybody feel like Floyd Mayweather took a loss.”
“Because I’m the closest thing to him. And still to this day I’m the closest thing to him. We gonna be OK. My next fight, I hope I fight Maidana, but if I don’t, it’s OK.”
While I get what he’s saying Broner definitely isn’t on Mayweather’s level yet. Also Broner needs to learn one more thing from his mentor, while he does party and have fun, Mayweather is super serious about his training and never slacks when it comes to a fight.
– Shaina Auxilly (@Shay_Marie)