Four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner and three-division world champion Mikey Garcia went face-to-face for the first time Monday before their 12-round super lightweight showdown on July 29 in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center.
The fighters spoke to media at Dream Hotel Downtown in Manhattan to discuss their 140-pound clash that will headline an exciting night of action later this summer.
Over the years, we have been waiting to see the best out of Broner. Come fight night, Broner feels that will happen.
“I’m training hard and I think this will be one of the best performances of my career. This will take me to the superstar level where I need to be,” said Broner. “I heard Mikey is a big favorite – they aren’t giving me much of a chance. I hope no one puts their house against me on this fight, because it won’t work out well for you.”
Broner, who lost his WBA super-lightweight title after missing weight before his fight against Ashley Theophane in 2016, does not believe making 140 will be a problem.
“This can take our careers to the next level. I’m taking this seriously. I’ve been training in Colorado Springs. The weight will not be a problem. This gives me a reason to make 140. I’m not paying a man to put hands on me.”
Broner had one final warning for Garcia:
“I want everyone to tune in on July 29. You will see a real serious Adrien Broner in the ring. It might get ugly for Mikey on July 29.”