Adrien Broner Speaks on How Friends Deserted Him After Loss
This isn’t an unusual scenario.
The entourage always gets a little smaller when you lose. Even when you are winning so-called friends are secretly hope for your downfall. I saw with my own eyes a woman who came to the arena as a Broner groupie trying to get info on Keith Thurman in the middle of Broner’s fight. So, hopefully the young man has learned a valuable lesson. Here is what he had to say to Brian Kenny about how his life has changed since his first loss.
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Regarding his first loss last December to Marcos Maidana…
“That’s not the first time I took defeat. It might not be the last time. But God has got something in store for me. I am set for a major comeback.
“Maidana did what he was supposed to do. He threw big shots. I was in a hell of a fight. It comes with the territory. That’s boxing. Sometimes you don’t get hit, but sometimes you do. It’s not about that. It’s about how you get up. And I got up and fought to the last.”
Regarding his corner and team’s concern mid-fight…
“It was the first experience for all of us. It was the first time we were in that situation and we handled it well. At end of day, we are ready to get back in there and, hopefully, we get Maidana again.
“What I need to tell everybody that isn’t inside that circle is that sometimes you get hit with shots you just don’t see. But we are going back to camp and we are ready for a rematch. If we could have fought him on Sunday we would have.
On a rematch with Maidana…
“Of course. I am a fighter. I have to fight him or everyone will say, ‘Oh, but he lost to Maidana.’ I am the closest thing to Floyd Mayweather. So when I lost people thought that Floyd lost.”
On his exit after the fight…
“I have to say I am sorry to my fans for walking out of the ring. I was very emotional. Like I said, it was my first time in that situation. I am sorry to my fans. And I am looking forward to the rematch.
“At the end of the day, I like putting on a show, losing or not. I still like to put on a show. And everyone knows when you watch me, you are going to see me put on a hell of a show. This is the best thing that happened in my career because now I see who’s with me and who isn’t. A lot of friends and women stop calling and answering texts. A lot of friends wanted to see me lose. This made me see a lot of things. One thing for sure, I always got family. I always love them and they love me.”