Jonathan Coachman discussed the behavior of Adrien Broner at a recent appearance on Sirius XM Fight Nation 93 this weekend.
The WWE commentator had his say on Broner ahead of the American’s clash with Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night.
Broner refused to answer questions by respected boxing analyst Al Bernstein at the final press conference. ‘The Problem’ also used disrespectful language into the bargain.
Coachman answered questions raised by show hosts Randy Gordon and Gerry Cooney.
Randy: Let me ask you this we’re talking about Adrien Broner. What he did to your colleague Hall of Famer Al Bernstein (📸 Esther Lin) the other day. I mean did Bernstein say anything to you? He handled it in typical Al Bernstein fashion with class. I mean it was disgusting. What brought it to you? You got to agree right.
Coach: Yeah. It was completely disgraceful. And I’m all for somebody wanting to promote the fight. I’m all for somebody trying to promote their brand. I’m all for somebody trying to be the baby face and somebody being the heel. That’s how you get people to want to pay 70 dollars for a pay-per-view fight. I get it. But that to me is not how you promote a fight. That’s not how you get the fresh fan who’s sitting at home thinking you know what do I really want to pay the money for this fight this weekend and watch that dude with that stuff that just came out of his mouth.
And that’s kind of where I always sit at with all the different things that I get to go to and be a part of it. I could not agree with you more and I hope at some point that he wakes up because if he doesn’t the road that he’s going down is going to be a very very bad one and he’s going to be sitting for a very very long time thinking God what did I do all this for?
Gerry: But you know Johnathan, I look at it a little differently. He’s coming into this fight, and he knows he’s the opponent. I don’t know if he knows if Mayweather kind of orchestrated him Against Manny Pacquiao because of Manny Pacquiao looks great against him. Maybe Floyd Mayweather can get a rematch with Pacman. So I mean this kid he’s angry because he knows he’s the opponent and he has to heel. And so he’s acting out in my opinion
Coach: Okay Gerry and I agree with you to a certain extent. But if you want to act out that’s OK. Well, you don’t act out against Al.
Al is moderating the press conference right. Al didn’t do anything to the Adrien Broner but I do think there’s some validity to what you’re saying because today at the weigh in all of Mayweather guys were there.
Mayweather Productions has their hands all over this fight. No doubt about it. Floyd was not there today but I understand he’ll probably be there tomorrow. But if Adrian wants to be the consummate heel and a heel that some people still like then there’s ways of doing.
You don’t have to attack an announcer or somebody is going to be covering the fight. That’s not how you do it.
Lister to The Coach talk Broner here:
"It was completely disgraceful." — @ShowtimeBoxing's @TheCoachrules on Adrien Broner's treatment of Al Bernstein at the #PacquiaoBroner presser.@CommishRandyG @gerrycooney #boxing pic.twitter.com/oiUT7CVed5
— SiriusXM Boxing (@SiriusXMBoxing) January 19, 2019
Pacquiao vs. Broner is headlined by Senator Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao is boxing’s only eight-division world champion.
He is ending his two-year hiatus from a U.S. boxing ring to defend his World Boxing Association Welterweight World Title.
Pacquiao fights against former four-division world champion and must-see attraction Adrien “The Problem” Broner.
The contest happens Saturday, January 19 in the main event of a SHOWTIME PPV® event from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The PPV begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. It will feature two-division world champion Badou Jack. The Mayweather fighter battles unbeaten top-rated contender Marcus Browne. The pair duke it out for the WBA Interim Light Heavyweight Title.
Former world champion Rau’shee Warren taking on France’s Nordine Oubaali for the vacant WBC Bantamweight World Championship.