Three-division world title holder Adrien Broner has revealed that his career run of victories led to complacency before the American eventually suffered his first defeat to Marcos Maidana in December 2013.
The 25 year-old had put together an impressive 27-0 record and was boasting to be the new Floyd Mayweather Jr in the press, until Maidana stopped Broner in his tracks by inflicting a wide points loss.
YouTube videos partying, having sex and throwing money down the toilet where all part of his pre-fight antics, but Broner has said that although his training suffered as over-confidence settled in, he has now put right those mistakes.
“I have learned I need to stay in shape,” admitted Broner.
“Before the Maidana fight it felt like I was unstoppable, I could do anything. I could just go back in the ring and everything would be normal. But after the fight I realized I have to slow down. I can still be me and have fun, but I can’t be beating up my body. I have no more flaws. I put down everything. Now I just have fun, I stay in shape and I keep positive people around.”
‘The Problem’ looks to build on his May victory over Carlos Molina by putting on a great performance in front of his home fans against Emanuel Taylor this weekend and Broner could edge towards a possible fourth-weight world title chance with a 29th triumph.
“I’m more than excited to be back in Cincinnati,” he said. “It’s like when you spoil a kid -when you buy a kid a new pair of sneakers, the next time they come out they are going to expect another pair. Every time I fought at home I gave my fans a knockout. I spoiled my fan base in Cincinnati. So every time I fight here that’s what they want.
“I’m still AB, I’ll give him an ass beating for sure. I didn’t come to play any games. I’m here to kick his ass. I’m not playing around. If I feel like dancing, I’m going to dance. But I’m going to get the job done and it won’t be going to a decision.
“Taylor is going to come to fight. When people fight an Adrien Broner or a Floyd Mayweather they’re going to come to fight. I’m sure he trained to his best, he’s in tip-top shape and he’s ready to go.
“I have to give them a knockout, I got to. And it’s got to be pretty, too. I think I’m going to hit him with the 30 piece and the biscuit.
“I know Taylor pretty well and I respect him, but at the end of the day he’s my enemy. I have to go out there and get my victory,” added Broner.
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