By Arvin Nundloll
Newly crowned WBA welterweight champion Adrien Broner, fresh off his win against Paulie Malignaggi took time out after the fight to speak about his win.
“Hell of a fight tonight, Paulie’s a world class fighter and he did what he was supposed to do and that’s to run from every opponent he’s ever faced, including me. We hunted him down and did what we had to do to get the victory. It’s not about how many shot you threw but how many shots you land. I was landing the more effective shot and the bigger shots in the whole fight.”
When asked about how he felt at the weight, Broner felt as though he could do it all over again. “I felt good, I was definitely strong tonight, I was definitely a welterweight and I felt good.
With curiosity building about who Broner’s next opponent will be, Broner remained open minded: “Now it’s time to get more belts in somebody else’s weight class, I don’t know if it’s at light welterweight or I might go back down to lightweight, it really don’t matter. I don’t care what weight the fight is at, if it’s the best fight for my career then that’s what it’ll be at.”
Speaking about the decision and the scorecards, Broner could see how a spit decision was possible and how he carried his weight for this fight. “I came to a man’s hometown. I kind of expected it that way. I’m still strong. Paulie, I tip my hat off to him. He can take a shot, a lot of them. I told him (during the fight), ‘you can’t hit me, I hit Jessica and I’m hitting you.’”
In closing Broner reiterated that his fans can chose his next opponent, barring one name.
“The fans can pick the opponent. Y’all know you better not go there! (In reference to anyone mentioning Mayweather as an opponent).”