By Dan Ambrose: Adrien Broner denies that his training camp has been a long fat camp for him to lose the pot belly that he’d been sporting when he first began preparation for his comeback on February 25th on BLK Prime PPV.
In a recent video, the former four-division world champion Broner has clearly lost a lot of weight that he started camp with, and you can argue that only now, he’s finally able to sharpen up for his February 25th 10-round headliner against little-known Michael Williams Jr at the Gateway Center Arena, in College Park, Georgia.
Broner believes he’s going to capture a world title this year, but it seems difficult to believe because he’s looked poor inside the ring since Marcos Maidana thrashed him in 2013.
The beating Maidana put on Broner took something out of him because he’s been a shell of his former self since that fateful night ten years ago.
You can even go back further to Broner’s fight with Paulie Malignaggi in June 2013 when AB first started showing signs of decline.
Is Broner over-the-hill?
What’s confusing is why BLK Prime chose Broner to give a boatload of money with a three-fight contract this year rather than one of the talented fighters at 140 or 147 because it’s been so many years since he’s done anything in the sport that many of the boxing fans that he once had are long gone, having forgotten about him.
The newer fans don’t know who he is other than this tired & old-looking guy that is interviewed by Youtube channels. Broner is 33, but he looks so much older.
When you look old, as Broner does, he’s dreaming by thinking he can rediscover the physical tools he had 12+ years ago when he was in the prime of his career before Maidana knocked a few chips off him.
You’ve got to imagine that with Broner no longer relevant in this era of boxing, BLK Prime will lose money big time for his three fights this year, starting with his match against the obscure fighter Williams Jr on February 25th.
You’ve to imagine that BLK Prime will bleed money this year with Broner failing to bring in the fans & the PPV buys to cover the huge contract they’ve given him for his three fights.
Can Adrien roll back the years?
“We’re just boxing, taking it one fight at a time. My main focus is staying sharp for February 25th, and after that, we’ll see what else is on the table,” said Adrien Broner to Fight Hub TV. Nah, hell, nah,” said Broner when asked if there was any rust when he started training for his February 25th fight.
“That’s the crazy part. Even coming to the gym out of shape, I’m still sharp for the rounds that I could do before I gas out. I was still sharp as s**t. I’m overweight and out of shape, but once the weight is coming down and I’m in shape, we back rolling.
“I was big,” said Broner when asked how much he weighed. “Who knows? I was big. Hell, nah,” Broner said when asked if the weight will be an issue for his next fight. That’s the thing; it’s not one of them camps [for weight loss]. We ain’t in no fat camp.
“It’s a blessing. BLK Prime is giving me another chance to change my life again. Without them, I wouldn’t know where I’ll be. All my praise to BLK Prime. They blessed me, and I’m going to put my life on the line for them.
“I just want everyone to come out. It’s going to be a sold-out crowd, and it’s going to be a nice time,” Broner said about his February 25th fight at the Gateway Arena in College Park. “Now my main focus is putting on a show on February 25th. My paperwork is right in black & white and I’m ready to put on a show,” said Broner.