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Adrien Broner: I’m going to dismantle Pacquiao

Adrien Broner seems to be taking his fight with Manny Pacquiao very seriously.

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Adrien Broner is known for talking a great game, talking up a fight, and keeping himself in the spotlight at all times. For some, it’s a wonder that after a few losses, he remains one of boxing’s biggest TV draws. But he is, and on Jan. 19, he gets a shot at Manny Pacquiao on Showtime pay-per-view.

Broner, 29, is coming at this one from something of a different angle, though. He says it’s not about money, but about winning — plain and simple — against a legend.

“I am coming to win. Screw the money, I’m going to be victorious,” he said at Tuesday’s press conference in Hollywood.

“They keep talking about a Pacquiao-Mayweather 2, but I’m going to mess those plans up. I just don’t see Manny Pacquiao beating me. He’s still in great condition. He’s trained his ass off. I have to keep my composure and stay focused on my game plan. But I’m not going to tell you what that plan is.

“Hope isn’t my strategy – there will be no luck. I feel like he can’t beat me. Look at my résumé – what do I do to southpaws? I stop them. Going into this fight, I’m very confident. I’m going to do what I always do to southpaws and dismantle him.”

If Broner (33-3-1, 24 KO) does pull off what would be an upset against Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KO), then it would be without question the biggest win of his career.

And if there is a plan to get to Mayweather-Pacquiao II, maybe — just maybe — if AB knocks off Manny, he could find himself across the ring from the man he once saw as his mentor.

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