ICYMI: Adrien Broner Gives The Most Embarrassing Post-Fight Interview Of All Time
They say you need to be gracious in victory and humble in defeat. Such are hallmarks of professional athletes.
To genuinely have the ability to recognize when you have been soundly beating is a skill that seems to elude a lot of fighters these days, with them preferring to stand behind their arrogant belligerence than to suck it up and admit defeat.
Likewise when victorious, acknowledging the opponent’s role in the fight and the fact that things could have been different is a largely lost trait with fighters preferring to revel in the glory and take responsibility than act humble.
A bizarre interview post his fight with Manny Pacquiao saw Adrien Broner go completely off the rails.
Veteran sportscaster Jim Grey’s 40 years of experience could not prepare him for this as the soundly beaten American took control of the interview in a disgraceful fashion to force his solitary view that he had controlled and won the fight.
Gray could see that Broner was upset and ready to deliver some strong messages from the time he demanded the microphone. “Bring your motherf****** ass over here, I got a lot to say,” Broner demanded. Gray responded calmly before proceeding to his questions. “We’re gonna conduct this professionally or we’re not gonna have an interview. You make the decision. What did you think about the fight?”
From there Broner launched into his tirade:
“I beat him, everybody out there knows I beat him!” he responded.
“Everybody out there knows I beat him, I controlled the fight, he was missing, I hit him plenty more times. I beat him.”
Gray pointed out the obvious stat the Boner had only delivered a paltry 8 punches per round on average. But Broner was having none of it!
“It already sounds like you were against me, so I haven’t got a fair shake talking to you! Let me talk something… I want to thank the whole hood who came out here. I love y’all. I did this for the hood, you know I beat that boy. They trying to get that money again with Pacquiao and Floyd, but it’s cool, I ain’t worried about it I’m still that n***** man. I’m on top Cincinnati stand up, westside. Two-five.
With Broner clearly making every unreasonable excuse for his poor performance, Grey’s final statement for comment surmised Broner’s recent record of 3 wins from 7 starts. A sorely-losing Broner responded threateningly.
“I’m 3-3-1 in my last seven but I’ll be 7-0 against you,”
Gray, who is now in his late 50s couldn’t resist a calmy-delivered burn, saying:
“Well that wouldn’t mean much, that’s the end of this interview.”
Check out the startling post-fight action on the player below.