But do you believe him?
Pacquiao is boxing’s only eight-division world champion and is on a collision course with history. Broner’s looking to repair his image as a potential superstar known for in-ring brilliance and not out of ring antics.
In the Emmy award-winning series, All Access: Pacquiao vs. Broner, the young fighter reveals when dedicated his life to boxing. Broner details how he was sitting in a jail cell awaiting trial when an epiphany came.
“What the (expletive) am I gonna do if I get out,” Broner recalled. “I’m going to sell drugs? Nah, I’ll be back in here. I was like, I’m gonna box. I made up my mind that day that if God let me out of here, I’m gonna box.”
“And then a week later I got out and I ran to the gym. And now I’m here fighting Pacquiao. I never thought in a million years I’d be here.”
Broner (33-3, 24 KOs) is a gifted boxer, having won world titles in four different weight classes by the age of 28. The Cincinnati, Ohio native has won championships at 130, 135, 140 and 147 pounds facing top competition.
The biggest criticism is that Broner stopped taking the sport seriously. Alignments with the Hip-Hop industry, going on tour with Rick Ross, and high profile losses created the perception.
With the biggest opportunity of his career in front of him, only one question remains. Do you believe him?