Adrien Broner doesn’t care about Pacquiao-Mayweather sequel

Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN North America News Bureau

Posted at Jan 12 2019 04:55 AM

Is Adrien Broner (center) a mere stepping stone for Manny Pacquiao in his quest to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. again? Issei Kato, Reuters; Michael Reaves, AFP; File/Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

His fight on January 19 in Las Vegas is the only thing on Adrien Broner’s mind.

He spoke to reporters via international media call on Wednesday, saying he’ll take care of his legal problems after the pay-per-view fight against Manny Pacquiao.

“That’s just something I’ll take care of after the fight. Right now I’m 100% focused on the fight. I’m just ready to come to the ring January 19th and get a victory,” Broner said.

Broner also shared his thoughts on a potential fight between Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. Talks of a sequel to the mega fight heated up the past week as Pacquiao and Mayweather met at the LA Clippers Filipino Heritage Night celebration.

“No disrespect but I don’t give a (expletive) about Mayweather and Pacquiao. I’m focused on Adrien Broner and Pacquiao and I’m focused on getting this victory,” he said.

“Pacquiao is a legend. He’s going to go down as one of the best in the business. I just feel it’s my time. I’m coming to take the throne from Pacquiao.”

Pacquiao himself has been saying the past few days at his media workout and his own teleconference that he’s not looking past Broner and is taking his career on a fight by fight approach.

Pacquiao, meanwhile, continued to his taper down his workouts. He is expected to leave for Las Vegas on Monday. 

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