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Adrien Broner: “I’m one of the greats of all times”

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By Allan Fox: Adrien ‘The Problem’ Broner says he’s one of the sport’s greats of all time” for the accomplishments he’s made during his fourteen-year professional career.

The 33-year Broner (34-4-1, 24 KOs) believes he’ll be in the history books “forever” for having captured titles in four weight classes during the zenith of his career.

Some would argue that Broner is an example of a fighter matched with great care by his promoters earlier in his career, who steered him into four title fights against weak fighters to capture four paper belts.

“In winning those four titles between 2011 and 2015, Broner beat the following fighters:

  • Vicente Martín Rodríguez – WBO 130
  • Antonio DeMarco – WBC 135
  • Paulie Malignaggi – WBA 147
  • Khabib Allakhverdiev – WBA 140

Those were NOT the best fighters in those four weight classes that Broner defeated to become a four-division world champion. Moreover, you can argue that many different fighters could have accomplished what Adrien did by becoming a 4-division champion if matched against those same guys.

“I’m not just one of the elite; I’m one of the greats of all times. When I’m done, I’ll be in them books forever,” said Adrien Broner to the Last Stand podcast.

Broner sounds deluded because he’s not going to be remembered as one of “the greats” by future generations of fans because he doesn’t have a series of high-level wins in his career.

AB’s career window was a small one in which he captured the majority of his world titles. From 2011 to 2013, Broner won an incredible three-division world titles by beating Vincente Martin Rodriguez, Antonio DeMarco, and Paulie Malignaggi.

In 2013, Broner’s success ended with a loss to Marcos Maidana. After that defeat, Broner won only one world title, and that was against Khabib Allakhverdiev in 2015 for the WBA 140-lb belt.

“I’ll be champion again because I know what it takes. I know how to go that extra step. I know how to buckle down and get focused and lock in. I haven’t only did it once. I’ve done it four times. Like I said before, just keep watching, and next year will be a big year.

“Of course, I would. If Nate Diaz is down to do it, I’m down to do it. It would be huge. We could have some fun,” said Broner when asked if he’d be interested in fighting former UFC fighter Nate Diaz in a boxing match.

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