June 5, 2024

Adrien Broner and Blair Cobbs held a fiery pre-fight presser ahead of their welterweight clash on June 7.

Broner’s career has stalled of late, as he is no longer the same fighter who became a four-division champion. He enters the bout with a victory against William Hutchinson in June 2023. The win followed after he was out of the sport for over three years.

Broner was vocal about his struggles with bankruptcy, mental health and alcohol. After beating Hutchinson, Broner had high hopes of getting the biggest fights. He targeted a world title and lucrative fights, naming Ryan GarciaRolando Romero and Regis Prograis as targets. Those names never materialized.

Broner vs. Cobbs

However, Broner has looked a lot better mentally for this fight. He has been training alongside Gervonta Davis. Tank is also preparing for a fight against Frank Martin on June 15. Broner has benefited from being around a world champion and one of the biggest names in the sport. He is in prime condition for this fight, but whether he can deliver remains to be seen.

Cobbs has also been inactive. His previous fight was a unanimous decision victory against Maurice Hooker in 2022. It was the perfect response after getting stopped by Alexis Rocha in the fight before. Cobbs has a record of 16-1-1, but this is by far his biggest fight. Both men had plenty to say in the presser.

Broner’s Quotes

“I want to thank everyone for showing up. I apologize for being late. [And] I want to tell you guys what I tell everyone else. You can’t fight for me. You guys aren’t going to lose this weight for me. And you guys sure aren’t going to run your mouth for me. So, I am not going to stop doing what I am doing just to please you. You aren’t going to put food on my plate or no money in my pocket. I had to handle business. I had to get my work done before I came here to talk.

“A lot of people said I wasn’t going to show up. People even got Don King saying I wasn’t going to show up. But I showed up. Sometimes, you just have to make everyone a believer. A lot of people have turned their back on me and shut their doors on me. What I once thought was a revolving door didn’t have an entrance from the back.

“I had to keep coming in the front. There was only one man who would take a chance on me, and that was Don King. That door stayed open, and I came in, and now I am here. I apologize, Don, but I want to thank you because you’re the only one who is putting 100s back in my pocket. I am here to put my life on the line. On June 7 I am not coming to just put on a show for the fans. I am coming to die if I have to,” Broner

Cobbs’ Response

“Thank you, everybody, for showing up to this one. This one is going to be a very big attraction. Just in case you don’t know who I am, it’s the most exciting man in boxing, Blair “The Flair” Cobbs. The limousine riding, the jet flying, the kiss stealing, wheeling, dealing son of a gun. I’m having a hard time keeping these alligator boots down. We’re going to have a great time. I just cannot wait to get my hands on Adrien Broner. Look, he had a good run, but now it’s time for his demise.

“We are fighting for a great belt. A belt that’s only for you, the fans. It’s only for you, the people. The People’s Championship. We have a great night coming for you. Come Friday night, June 7, stars are going to align, and somehow, Adrien Broner is going to show up. We all know what’s going to happen. It’s a…whooping. Broner looked himself in the mirror and said “woo” three times and knocked himself out,” Cobbs


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