"I know one thing; when they see what I do to this guy, they're going to check me for PEDs. They'll say, 'He on something, man.' They're going to say I'm on something, man, because the way it's going to look...DeMarco is coming off a good win. Everybody's saying this is my first real competition and this and that, but after the fight, I know what they're going to do after I make him look bad...I'ma make it look so easy, and then, I know what I'ma hear, man. You know, DeMarco, he's a good opponent; a world-class fighter. He wouldn't be champion if he wasn't, but at the end of the day, man, it's just the skill levels, man. Obviously, his skills don't match mine," stated former super featherweight champion Adrien Broner, who talked about his upcoming November 17 return to the ring when he faces WBC lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco. Check out what else he had to say!
BT: What's going on Twin?
AB: I've been working.
BT: So I see. I saw the new video you put out featuring yourself and Rau'Shee Warren. What's going on with that?
AB: Yeah, that's the new single, man. We're gonna do my official video real soon, but we just put something out so they can just get used to the dance.
BT: When are we gonna see Adrien Broner's first official album come out?
AB: We working on something right now. I want my team to put out something first and then I'll probably put something together and I'll drop that. We working.
BT: No doubt. You also have some work to take care of on November 17 when you face Antonio DeMarco. Did you get a chance to see his last performance against Molina?
AB: Yeah, I was out there, but I didn't get to see the fight because I was too busy signing autographs and taking pictures. They didn't let me get to my seat, so I didn't get to see that fight.
BT: (Laughing) Do you know anything about him as far as his boxing skills are concerned?
AB: I don't know, but long story short, man, like, whether or not I'm supposed to know about anybody, I know that I'm Adrien Broner and it really don't matter who on the other side of the ring, the same thing's gonna happen; I'ma be victorious. You know, he smiles too much for me. I can't deal with all the fucking smiling he does. It's funny, like, I'ma beat your ass, man.
BT: Is it easier for you to get motivated for someone who talks shit as opposed to someone who's friendly with you before a fight?
AB: The thing about me is a lot of people be thinking that when I fight somebody, I'm mad at them and I got something against them. Nah, I don't be mad at nobody. It's just this is my job and I understand my job, so I'm gonna beat your ass regardless. I don't be mad. If you get mad, you're gonna fuck around and get clipped. I done seen a lot of people like, they take it too personal and you forget everything. You forget the game plan and you just like, "I just want to hit him." If you turn it into a street fight, you get clipped doing that. Nah, I ain't doing it like that. I stay professional; real professional. I'm not going to sit here and say that we're friends. I could give a fuck about him. I could give two fucks about him, you feel me? He's trying to take away from my kids, man, and what I'm trying to do with this boxing thing is I'm not just trying to be one of the best, I'm trying to be the best. It's a difference. A lot of people in boxing, they like, "Man, I want to be one of the best." I'm like, nah, I'm trying to be the best boxer who ever put on a pair of 8 oz. gloves.
BT: You guys are fighting in Atlantic, City. It's your first time fighting out there. I know neither one of you are from there, but is there ever any concern about fighting in a new location for the first time?
AB: I don't care about the location. We coulda fought in my backyard with his family and my family there, and I'll still fuck him up, man.
BT: Obviously you're making your lightweight debut for this fight. Is there any uncertainty about fighting at the heavier weight?
AB: I know one thing; when they see what I do to this guy, they're going to check me for PEDs. They'll say, "He on something, man." They're going to say I'm on something, man, because the way it's going to look.
BT: [Laughing] I gotcha. Since people are looking at DeMarco as a "step up" in competition, do you think you'll get any credit should you look as dominant as you have in recent performances?
AB: DeMarco is coming off a good win. Everybody's saying this is my first real competition and this and that, but after the fight, I know what they're going to do after I make him look bad...let's say I stop him early on. They're going to be like, "Broner was supposed to do that. He had more speed, he had more this and that." So I'm really not worried about what the people think, you know. I'm just going to do what I do and let 'em know what I'ma do, you know? I'ma go in there, I'ma be real relaxed, I'ma make it look so easy. Even if it's tough, I'ma make it look so easy, and then, I know what I'ma hear, man. You know, DeMarco, he's a good opponent; a world-class fighter. He wouldn't be champion if he wasn't, but at the end of the day, man, it's just the skill levels, man. Obviously, his skills don't match mine.
BT: It's like a double-edge sword.
AB: It's almost like a double standard, you know what I mean? It's so crazy because I can't do nothing about it. All I can do is win. As long as I win, they're going to criticize me. Look what they're doing now. "Adrien Broner's good, he's amazing, but he's just trying to be Floyd." Really? How am I trying to be another Floyd when all I did was see him, seen something that I liked, and I used it and it works for me. At the end of the day, I'm doing me; I'm doing me. I'm stopping guys. Floyd don't do that. No disrespect. That's my big brother and everything, but I was born with the God-given pop. I got the punch. I mean, at the end of the day, it's only a matter of time and it's coming my way right now. After this fight, if I look spectacular, it's over.
BT: So basically, you're not too concerned about getting any credit, so long as you keep winning and the checks keep clearing.
AB: Hey, it's so funny, but I'ma laugh all the way to the bank. Check my numbers. Everybody's mad because they're not getting the checks I'm getting and they're not on HBO as frequently as me. That's what everybody's mad about. How does Adrien Broner keep getting dates? Because everybody wanna see me, that's why!
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