Season 2 of the Last Stand Podcast
with Brian Custer kicks off with the former four-division champion, Adrien "The Problem" Broner talking about how he dropped nearly 40 pounds, stopped drinking and is fighting depression. Broner vows to become a champion again by the end of the year. [Broner hasn't fought since his January 2019 loss to Manny Pacquiao and has gone through some dark days since then. The good news is he is getting his life back together and reports are that he is rounding into shaoe in the gym]. Here is what Broner had to say to Brian Custer:
On his February 13th scheduled return and planned opponent Pedro Campa dropping out:
"I don’t think it’s about the opponent for Adrien Broner. The fans, even the ones who dislike me, they just want Adrien Broner to go in there and be Adrien Broner. You know be in shape and get back to being the old AB, I think that’s what I’m coming back around too and February 13th everybody will see."
On fighting depression:
"It was bad, when you wake up, you don’t eat, first of all you barely sleep and then you wake up and the first thing you do is take a drink, and from that drink it just leads to another one, and then another one, you look up and it’s 10:30 at night again, and it’s time to go to the club and then you spend 10, 15, 20 thousand. And then you wake back up and it’s the same thing. It’s just depressing and a hard cycle to stop but I did it."
On the lightweight division:
"Tank [Gervonta Davis] is the best fighter in that division, the strongest fighter in that division and one of the smartest fighters too. When people see Tank fight they don’t see all the skills he possess and everything he’s got, and I’m really on the side of him in the gym and I see it."
On his own future:
"I’m going to try and fight three times this year at 140… I think you’ll definitely see me in a pay-per-view fight this year and after this fight people are going to know that twin is back! The way I’m feeling and the way I’m looking right now, sparring probably my next fight I’ll be world champion again."