Adrien Broner of Cincinnati is quickly becoming one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the world. He might be the biggest talker, even bigger than Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Broner next Saturday will move up two weight divisions to challenge Paulie Malignaggi for his welterweight title at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. (on Showtime). Even though Broner is the one going from 135 pounds to 147, he will be the harder puncher because Malignaggi – as the saying goes – can’t crack an egg; he is 32-4 with seven knockouts, a knockout ratio of only 19.4 percent.
It therefore wasn’t surprising to hear what Broner had to say this week during a conference call promoting the Golden Boy Promotions event.
“… You’ll probably see another knockout; nine times out of 10, check on my record,” said Broner, who is 26-0 with 22 knockouts (84.6 KO ratio). “He’s bringing pillows to a fight that I’m throwing bricks (in), so you should see a lot of blood, a lot of bruising before the referee stops the fight.”
Broner, just 23, is an incredible talent, and he has already won titles in the junior lightweight and lightweight divisions.