Following an impressive dismantling of tough titleholder Antonio DeMarco, it's been of the usual told-you-so manner exuded from Adrien Broner, who many have touted as the next pound for pound king. Quite often, when fighters talk about themselves in the third person, you are left wondering if they are interviewing Sybil and her split personalities.
But in mentioning his own name in the post-fight interviews, it appears that Adrien Broner simply shares the same inclinations as anyone else in the boxing world at the moment, which is to talk about Adrien Broner!
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For those who see him as the heir-apparent to the pound for pound no. 1 status, it's also in essence acknowledging the reality that the current kings of the ring plateaued a while back and are starting to wane in their dominance. Pacquiao and Mayweather are reaching a twilight point in their careers, and this paves the way for a new contender - or pretender - to the proverbial throne.
So, could that ...