Ahead of facing Adrian Granados on February 18th, Adrien Broner opened up about his topsy-turvy career at Tuesday’s pre-fight press conference.
The four-weight World Champion fights Granados live on BoxNation next month, in his hometown of Cincinnati, and was in reflective mood as he aims for another World Title.
“I’ve been on the downside and upside of boxing,” said the 27-year-old. “My name is still one of the biggest names in boxing! Now it’s time to stop taking my talent for granted and change for the better.
“I’m here to do less talking, and more fighting and smiling. It’s about changing for the better and being as positive as can be. I’m not bringing negativity to anything I do.”
Broner was on the end of two high-profile losses to Marcos Maidana (December 2013) and Shawn Porter (June 2015) and has been criticised for his flashy style. However, the American appeared respectful towards his next opponent.
“We’ve brought Granados into camp for sparring before but I’m a much different fighter now. I know he is too and I think it’s going to make an exciting, explosive fight.
“Granados is no pushover,” he added. “He’s not an opponent that anybody can just pick up a win. I knew Adrian Granados will bring the best out of Adrien Broner.”
‘The Problem’ has lifted belts in four weight divisions since making his debut nine years ago. Now Broner is focused on becoming a five-time World Champion should he get past the tough Granados in his backyard.
“I won’t have any distractions fighting at home,” said Broner. “I know how to block everything out and stay focused on what’s in front of me.”
Watch the press conference highlights below: