Regis Prograis was not impressed by Adrien Broner who returned to the win column against Jovanie Santiago this past weekend.
‘The Problem’ looked far from his best as he eked out a decision win over the relatively unknown fighter from Puerto Rico.
Post-fight, Broner vowed to “f*ck up” Prograis if they are matched against each other.
“I always cheer for him and I wish him the best, but if he gets in the ring with me, I’m going to f–k him up,” Broner said.
Prograis responded to the comments during a recent interview with Pro Boxing Fans.
“He not gonna say ‘he gonna beat me’ and all that, it’s Adrien Broner,” Prograis said. “Adrien Broner’s a clown, he’s going to say what he’s going to say. I think deep down he knows. Don’t come f–king with me. I think deep down he knows I’m way too dangerous, I’m way too dangerous.
“I’m faster than him, I feel like I’m tougher than him, I’m definitely stronger than him, my chin is hard. How can you beat me? What can you do to beat me? Especially if I’m on my game that night.
“Last night the world knows, don’t come knocking on this door. I think it’s a realistic fight now to make it happen probably in the next two fights, two or three fights, so I think for me I’m thinking 2021. For him to fight me, he demands a lot of money. My name is getting bigger and bigger and bigger and once my name gets up there and everyone is demanding the fight, then I think that’s when it’s really going to take place.
“I don’t think Adrien Broner is scared of me, I don’t think so but he wants to get paid, because Adrien Broner fought Mikey Garcia, [Manny] Pacquiao, [Marcos] Maidana, he fought some huge names and stuff, so I don’t think he’s scared of me, but it has to make sense money wise for him to get in the ring with me.
“I’m going to hurt him, I’m going to hurt Adrien Broner, if I ever fight him I guarantee I’ll hurt him and I think if I hurt him bad enough, the way I train and the way I f–king hit and how hard I hit, if I hurt him bad enough I’m going to damage him and it might be one of his last fights basically and he knows that, his team knows that.”
Prograis got back in the win column last time out by stopping Juan Hernandez inside three rounds. The fight was his first since losing to Josh Taylor in the World Boxing Super Series Final.
Broner won for the first time since 2017 on Saturday night. ‘AB’ was last in action in January 2019 when he lost a lopsided decision against Manny Pacquiao.
“I think AB is shot. He’s going down, he’s declining,” Prograis continued.
“He blames it on ring rust. He’s 31 and I’m older than him, but I’m younger than him in boxing. As far as Adrien Broner goes, he’s older, he’s way older than me in boxing and he had a lot of hard fights already, he did fight a lot of good fighters, he fought a lot of big names, he had a lot of hard fights already.
“I just think he’s done, I think he’s shot, I don’t think he’ll ever be the fighter he was. He was very, very good at 130lbs, 135lbs, once he started coming up to 140lbs, 147lbs the opposition of course started getting harder for him.
“He did win a belt at 140lbs, but he didn’t win a belt at 140lbs against the killers they have right now. As far as him getting a belt, he can’t beat the champions right now. He definitely can’t beat a Josh Taylor or a [Jose] Ramirez. He might have more luck with somebody like Ramirez, but I still don’t think he’ll beat Ramirez because of his activity. Definitely can’t beat Josh Taylor, definitely can’t beat me and that’s really the three top dogs at 140lbs right now. I don’t think he’ll beat any one of us.
“I just think as far as overall, man I think he’s shot, I don’t think he has it anymore. It will be very, very apparent once he fights a high level fighter like myself or like a Taylor or like a Ramirez, once he does fight somebody like that, then I think that it’ll be over for him.” (Transcribed by Boxing Scene)
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