"They got it twisted. Floyd is my motherfuckin' man. That's the one I look up to and all that. He reached out to me and all that, and we got respect for each other. I root for him and he roots for me. If it wasn't for him, I wouldn't be as big as I am today," stated undefeated former super featherweight champion Adrien Broner, who wanted to set the record straight regarding a comment that was turned into a headline and made to look like he was gunning for a showdown with undefeated pound-for-pound champion Floyd Mayweather. Broner made it clear that he took offense to the manner in which his comments were portrayed, as if he were attempting to disrespect the man that he often admits he looks up to like a brother.
"Floyd done paved the way for us young fighters to go out here and get this money, you know what I'm sayin'? So tell everybody to stop all the shenanigans and shit they got going on. He's a different era, man, you know? I'm the modern era and he's got his era. I don't want no misconfusion or anything, and like I said, that's who I look up to and I want to keep it at that. That's what it is. That's all I really got to say about it," Broner explained. When asked why he thought the author of the story chose to focus on him fighting Mayweather, Broner replied, "They trippin'. They ain't bring up me fighting no motherfuckin' Mexican, you know what I mean? After they brung up me fighting DeMarco, they must know I'm going to beat him...so they didn't say go fight Pacquiao, they didn't say go fight Marquez, they didn't say go fight Rios, you know what I'm saying? Because they already know; they already know those guys can't beat me. You know what it is, man. It's okay. Don't be surprised if Floyd walks out with me."