Undefeated Adrien Broner (23-0-0) will defend his WBO super featherweight title when he faces Vicente Escobedo on July 21. “The Problem” seems confident heading into his showdown against Escobedo, and he promises to put on an entertaining show.
“It’s going to be something real spectacular, man; fresh, fly, and flashy, man,” Broner said during an interview with Ben Thompson. “It’s Adrien “The Problem” Broner, this is what I do. I live for this. I was born for this, man. I promise to God, right hand on the Bible right now, if you go to my first grade teacher, they’ll tell you the same thing. I was a show out, I was a class clown, and I loved to entertain. I’m just saying, I’m just being me. I’ve got something planned real good; they’re going to love it.”
Escobedo is currently on a four-fight winning streak, and he’s certainly a competent boxer. However, I don’t think he’s in the same league with Adrien Broner, and he might find himself a bit overwhelmed when the two square up at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio.
At only 22 years-old, Broner’s future in boxing looks pretty good, and I expect him to have a long reign as the WBO super featherweight champion. He’s stopped 13 of his last 14 opponents, and I wouldn’t be surprised if his bout against Escobedo doesn’t go the distance.
Besides being a powerful puncher, Broner is also technically sound, and he’s already one of the best counterpunchers around right now. I won’t compare his skills to Floyd Mayweather’s yet, but time is definitely on his side.
“I just want everybody to know that I’m not just a champion; I’m a people’s champion,” Broner added. “I don’t want people to think that I’m a cocky, arrogant guy. I’m just a humble guy who came from nothing and understands what I got on my plate, and I’m not going to let it go to waste…I’m not an ordinary guy. I can’t do things that the ordinary people do, so I gotta do something different…If they don’t know, they will know, so we gonna let the fighting do the talking, but I’ma talk my ass off anyway.”
David is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and boxing practitioner who has watched and studied MMA for the past 9 years. Send him your questions @davidkingwriter.