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Adrien Broner Roasts Blair Cobbs with Surprising Comparison

Adrien Broner, known for his flair and controversy, has stirred the pot again by comparing his upcoming opponent Blair Cobbs to Bill Haney, the outspoken father of boxer Devin Haney.

Broner (35-4-1, 24 KOs) is set to face Cobbs (16-1-1, 10 KOs) on June 7 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

Adrien Broner

At a recent press conference, Broner drew a parallel between Cobbs' pre-fight antics and Bill Haney's provocative style in viral debates and interviews.

“I am about to f*** buddy up,” Broner boldly declared. “I look at him, and no disrespect when I say this, I look at him like Bill Haney if he was a boxer. This would be him, this would be Bill Haney if he was a boxer, no disrespect to Bill Haney.”

Cobbs, known for his theatrical approach that blends pro wrestling showmanship with boxing, brought a puppet resembling Broner to the press conference—a stunt that did not amuse the former four-division titleholder. Cobbs' taunts and recent doubts about Broner’s status for the fight, as highlighted in a press release, have evidently struck a nerve.

“Ain’t none of that shit going to work in the ring,” Broner retorted. “You doing all this clown shit, and ain’t none of it going to work in the ring.”

Broner, now training with Calvin Ford and Kenny Ellis, the trainers of Gervonta "Tank" Davis, further distinguished himself from Cobbs by invoking Pennywise, the clown from Stephen King's novel It. “Some people say I am a clown, but I am a different kind of clown. That is a clown in the circus,” he said, emphasizing his point.

The 34-year-old fighters are poised to settle their differences in the ring, with Broner confident that Cobbs' theatrics will fall flat once the bell rings. The bout promises to be an intense showdown, with both fighters eager to prove their mettle.


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