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‘I Was Like That at One Particular Time’: Adrien Broner Declining Floyd Mayweather’s ‘Grueling’ Offer Left 50–0 Boxer Reminiscing About Legend Sugar Ray Leonard’s Advice Once

Published 12/27/2022, 7:15 PM EST

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Floyd Mayweather, the pound-for-pound king, has been one of the most polarizing boxing personalities in history. He wasn’t just a great fighter; he also knew how to sell a fight. Mayweather was known for mocking his opponents in and outside the ring, which made him popular among fans. Yet another boxer desired to be ‘Money’ both inside and beyond the ring by speaking in the same vicious and razor-sharp manner as Mayweather.

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Back in the day, Adrien Broner, a former boxing champion, was establishing himself in the sport. And defeating his erstwhile idol Floyd Mayweather would open the way for him to attain that aim. Mayweather once reminisced about telling Broner to team up with him to help promote his 2013 fight against Canelo Alvarez, so the latter could learn something from the ‘grueling’ tour. Nevertheless, Broner rejected the suggestion.


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Mayweather stated, “Sometimes when you’re young, can’t nobody tell you nothing. I was like that at one particular time.”

Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard once became enraged at the ‘Pretty Boy’ because he disregarded some advice from Leonard. Now that a younger Broner is making the same error as him, Mayweather is able to make sense of it.

Adrien Broner discusses his frustrations against Floyd Mayweather

Broner for a period was dominant in the super lightweight division. His exceptional efforts earned him the moniker ‘The Problem’. However, his illustrious career has started to decline in more recent years.


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Additionally, he was originally scheduled to compete against Omar Figueroa. Broner, however, withdrew from the fight stating mental health issues. Fans think he lacked discipline and had a tendency for more partying than boxing.


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While talking about why he is upset with Mayweather, Broner stated, “If I were Floyd, I’d know I’d never have to fight again. That exhibition, me being his little brother, would give us a lot. ‘Hey, little brother, we’re going 10 rounds and we’re both going to generate over $100 million for that. We’ll never have to box again.’” 


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Both the boxers have their own explanations about their beef with each other. Meanwhile, what do you think about it? Share your thoughts in the comments below. 



Shashank Wankhede

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Shashank Wankhede is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. When it comes to boxing, the blockbuster film 'Rocky' sparked his interest in the sport. He holds Muhammad Ali in great regard and is a sincere admirer of his narrative, struggle, and accomplishments.