Broner on Pacquiao fight: ‘This win makes me an icon’

Although he is a four-division world champion, we are still waiting for Adrien Broner to have that signature win. He will have an opportunity to get that signature victory when he battles Manny Pacquiao on January 19 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and airing on Showtime PPV.

This will be Broner’s first chance to headline a pay-per-view, and he believes if he can get the victory over Pacquiao, he will take over the sport of boxing.

“This is my first PPV, but I was always supposed to be here.  God doesn’t make mistakes.  After this victory, I will be taking over the sport of boxing. This is just the beginning,” Broner said on Wednesday.

“This win makes me an icon.  It makes me what I always wanted to be, and what everybody always thought I would be.  A win here and I’m a legend overnight.”

Broner has the ability, but against some of the better fighters in the sport(Marcos Maidana, Mikey Garcia, and Shawn Porter), he has come up short. However, he feels he has everything he needs to beat Pacquiao.

“It’s not a mystery – he’s been knocked out before.  Not once, not twice, but three times.  And he’s been put down a lot, too,” Broner said. “There are many blueprints to beat Manny.  I think I have all the tools to beat him.  I will show all the tools in my arsenal and show all the weaknesses in his.”

Can Broner win this fight? Sure, but we’ve heard this type of talk from him before, so who knows what to believe. January 19 will tell us a lot about Broner’s career moving forward.

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