Adrien Broner: Manny Pacquiao was My Biggest Fight, But Not My Toughest Opponent (Part 16)
Adrien Broner spoke on his fight with Manny Pacquiao, calling it the biggest fight of his career. While he accepts his defeat in the fight, he feels that the judges and fans in attendance were biased because of who Pacquiao is. Broner felt like Pacquiao wasn’t touching him much and claims his opponent suffered more damage than him.
While Broner gave Pacquiao credit for his footwork, power, speed, and ring IQ, he said Marcos Maidana’s toughness and strength makes him the most difficult opponent that he’s shared the ring with. Broner also felt like he was given a loss as a setup for a second fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather.
After acknowledging that Mayweather easily beat Pacquiao in their first fight, he spoke on the mega-fight Mayweather had with Conor McGregor. Broner said Mayweather was able to easily defeat McGregor because MMA fighters aren’t used to fighting 12 rounds. The former boxing champion said he would fight an MMA fighter due to the revenue that could be generated, but he ruled out stepping into the octagon.