|Adrien Broner, Antonio DeMarco, Seth Mitchell, Johnathon Banks Boxing Roundtable Quotes|
By Media Report on Doghouse Boxing (Nov 16, 2012)
ADRIEN "THE PROBLEM" BRONER, Undefeated Former World Champion
visiting the Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City on Wednesday.]
"It's very important to have an affect on kids. I'll do anything to
make a kid's day better.
"As my career is going on, I'm starting to become a lot more of a busy man.
someone sees me on TV, they always think that 'he is just a cocky
brat,' but I'm not. Once you get to sit down with Adrien Broner, you
will fall in love with me. I don't want the world to dislike me in any
way. I just want you accept me.
"You can probably catch me in my sleep and I'm dancing or throwing a hook. That is just me.
"I'm not looking past anybody. I just feel like there is nobody in this game that can beat me.
"You never know how you are going to win, but I know I'm going to be victorious.
mentally strong and physically strong. I'm just a special guy and I
understand that you have people that know they have the talent, but
sometimes they get scared when success is in their face. I'm ready to
go to the next level.
is a great champion. He's a world-class fighter. He has the talent to
bring something out of Adrien Broner that the world hasn't seen yet.
traveling to California to watch the 2012 U.S. Olympians turn pro this
past weekend.] "Rau'shee Warren is my big brother. I knew how much it
meant to him. I know how much it meant to me. I would have felt bad if
I had to watch him on TV. I was in the gym two or three times a day
out there. It doesn't matter where I am. As long as I have a pair of
boxing gloves, a pair of boxing shoes and a cup, I'll give 120 percent.
I'm always focused.
"Once that bell rings, I make my adjustments and usually with a couple of adjustments the fight is over.
ANTONIO DEMARCO, WBC Lightweight World Champion
"It's an important fight for my career.
"My fight with Edwin Valero will help me get in the ring with more confidence.
know it's a difficult fight for both of us. Because of his talent and
my heart and hunger, it's going to be a great fight for the fans.
"Broner is very elusive and he's an intelligent fighter, but we came prepared for that and more.
very difficult fight in my past that I can compare to this one is my
fight with Kid Diamond [Almazbek Raiymkulov]. He also was elusive, but I
won that fight by knockout and got a lot of exposure with the victory.
whether or not his weight gives him at an advantage.] "It's a little
bit of an advantage for me because I'm the world champion and I've been
fighting at this weight a little bit longer, but I'm ready to go and if
he wanted to fight at welterweight then I'd fight him there as well.
It's not a problem either way.
amazing what has happened in my personal life and my professional
career. Every day I feel better and now I believe I can become anything
I want to if I believe in myself. I wake up every morning and know I'm
a world champion and that brings me great comfort.
"Every fight is different and we don't know until we get in the ring, but don't be surprised if you see me box.
"I'm well prepared and my mind is on winning. I have 'The Solution' for 'The Problem.'
my family is so important to me, I'm very hungry. I always fight for
the people of Mexico, my team, my fans and especially my family."
SETH "MAYHEM" MITCHELL, Undefeated NABO Heavyweight Champion
think having a strong jab is critical in any fight. I've been varying
my jab since my last fight. I am trying to bring it from different
a recent injury keeping him out of the ring.] "Ever since starting in
this sport, I've always been in the gym. I just want to stay in shape
and stay sharp. I'm used to fighting three or four times a year. This
is the second time this year so it was very important to stay in the
I look back, I wish I would have had a relationship with my father.
Through football and basketball, I had a lot of father figures in my
life. I had a lot of role models that helped and guided me. Looking
back knowing the relationship I have with my son and how I cherish that,
I do wish I would have had a relationship with my father.
being a stay-at-home dad] "I get up in the morning and I fix
breakfast. I take the kids to school. I run, go to the gym and then I
pick them up from school. My wife works, so we are a team.
visiting the Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City] "Once you're put
in a certain position, I think it's good to give back. Nobody has made
it without somebody. No matter how successful an individual becomes, he
or she didn't get there by themselves. When I speak to kids, I know
nine times out of 10 I'm not going to reach 100 percent of them, but if I
can inspire one or two, then it's worth it.
a competitive person by nature. If we were playing tic-tac-toe, you
would see that same aggressiveness. My wife gets mad at me because I
don't let my six year old daughter win at anything.
believe including this fight, Lord willing, if I do what I'm supposed
to do, I believe I'm two or three more fights away from a title shot. I
don't think I'm that far away at all.
Washington Redskins rookie Robert Griffin III] "I think RGIII is
special. The reason I think so highly of him is that he's a tremendous
athlete and he thinks about the pass first. He's very humble which is
another characteristic I admire about him. I think in the next few
years, the Redskins are going to be a force to be reckoned with.
feels good to be here in Atlantic City. This is like a home away from
home. I love fighting in my hometown and in Vegas too, but I had like
five or six busloads of people drive in from Maryland for my last fight
here. You're going to hear a lot of people screaming for me Saturday
JOHNATHON BANKS, Top Heavyweight Contender
stepping in to serve as trainer for Heavyweight World Champion Wladimir
Klitschko this past weekend.] "The only thing I had to do was be his
trainer. It didn't affect me in a bad way. If anything, it motivated
me in a way that I've never been motivated before.
him was not an advantage or disadvantage, but it enhanced something
inside of me. My family has even noticed it. My mother said 'There is
something different about you. Something I haven't seen before.'
"This is my time. Whatever happens, let it happen.
you think last November I thought I would be here talking to you all
this November? If you don't see something in your future, you don't
think about it, but the position I'm has been wonderful.
started working with Wladimir Klitschko in 2004. When I met him I was
1-0. I just turned pro and we were training in California. Wladimir
and I clicked right away.
"Emanuel [Steward] turned me pro. I was on his amateur team. Once I turned pro, I traveled with him wherever he went.
Toney called Emanuel and said that he wanted a 'real Detroit guy' on
one of his undercards. He put me on his undercard and that was my
his experience being a sparring partner.] "You can't say 'I am just a
sparring partner.' I sparred guys when I was coming up in this sport
and I sparred guys as a grown man. Mentally, I was never a sparring
partner, so there is nothing to put aside. I am always looking to
am expecting a really, really tough fight. I expect him to be as
aggressive as he always is and I expect him to be as aggressive as he
can be. It's going to be a spectacle."
# # #
vs. DeMarco, a 12-round fight between Adrien "The Problem" Broner and
Antonio DeMarco for DeMarco's WBC Lightweight World Championship will
take place Saturday, November 17 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New
Jersey. The event is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and R & R
Promotions in association with Gary Shaw Productions, sponsored by
Caesars Atlantic City, Corona and AT&T and will be televised live on
HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The
co-main event will be a 12-round heavyweight clash between Seth "Mayhem"
Mitchell and Johnathon Banks for Mitchell's NABO title and the vacant
WBC International Heavyweight title.
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