Broner: I know why everyone has their eyes glued to me
- Updated: April 25, 2014
With one week left until “The Moment” featuring Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Marcos Maidana on Showtime Pay-Per-View, a co-star of sorts, Adrien “The Problem” Broner is winding down his Wahington D.C. based training camp.
Broner spoke to media on an array of topics, first and foremost his co-featured bout against Carlos Molina, his training camp, his first career loss in December to Maidana and the main event featuring Maidana and Mayweather.
“This fight is huge for me. Everyone wants to see what Adrien Broner is going to do next after this devastating loss I took in the early part of my career. I know why everyone has their eyes glued to me.
On Mayweather’s fight and being on the undercard:
“Floyd is going to do what he’s always done, stay on top and get a victory. Everyone one knows what I’m going to do in my comeback fight.
“When Floyd beats Maidana, it is going to be the same as the other opponents who have lost. It would still be a big fight for me to fight Maidana.”
“Being on this undercard means a lot it mean a lot. It means a lot to know I play a big part in boxing. It is great to be on this card.
On training camp (and the ‘Band Camp’):
“I’ve been training my ass off. You never know what you’re going to come in here and do. A lot of fighters have repetitive workouts. In our camp here, [at the Bald Eagle Recreation Center in Washington, D.C.] you never know what you’re going to do day in and day out. I come prepared and train my ass off.
“I am the CEO of Band Camp. It’s a positive movement with music and boxing. Everyone has a role and we are moving up.
Trainer Mike Stafford discussed his fighters’ first loss as well as the main event on May 3.
“Sugar Ray Leonard, Muhammad Ali, even Bernard Hopkins. All these guys took losses but they came back and were victorious. We just have to get back to a world championship shot again.
“I was surprised by the way Adrien got hit by Maidana. He’d been hit in the past, but I was surprised that Maidana hit him like that.
“Everyone wants to fight Floyd for the money. If Maidana had lost to Adrien his career would have been done, but if Maidana loses to Floyd, he will still have plenty of guys to fight. The timing was right for Maidana. After his victory over Adrien, Floyd noticed him and realized that it would be a good fight.”