Adrien Broner is demanding more respect – “I’m the one kids wanna be now”

Adrien Broner gave a lengthy speech during a recent media conference and from the looks of the transcript, he isn’t happy. It was recently announced that Broner will fight Mikey Garcia next in a welterweight showdown.

In his last fight Broner fought against Adrian Granados and won the tough fight via split decision. He feels that he isn’t getting enough respect for his accomplishments and especially taking on Granados.

“With all due respect to every reporter out there.I just feel I don’t get as much respect as I should because my last fight, the guy that I fought, he was a guy that a lot of people skipped past. And I’m like, ‘You know what? I’m gonna fight him because everybody feels like I’m not taking tough fights.’ So I knew he was tough, and I fought him and I beat him. And now I’m taking another tough fight,” said Broner according to

Broner is adamant that upcoming boxers want to be him but he still feels that he isn’t being shown the respect that he deserves.

“I just feel like they don’t put enough respect on my name. All of the accomplishments I’ve accomplished in this game – I’m the one the kids wanna be now. Because coming up, everybody wanted to be like Floyd that’s my age. Now, coming up all the kids wanna be like Adrien Broner. So it’s OK, though. This fight is just to show people I’m still here and I’ve still got what it takes to take over the game of boxing after Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao [retire],” vented Broner.

Lately Broner has gotten himself in trouble with the law but despite his problems, he has kept his focus heavily on boxing.

“I love it. I love it. I’ve faced adversity so many times in this game. Sometimes I fell short, but I got right back up and I kept fighting.”