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Adrien Broner Blair Cobbs Final Press Conference

Photo - Annete Navarro

Ahead of the highly anticipated “Fists of Fury” event on Friday, June 7, at the Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL, the world’s greatest promoter Don King addressed media alongside the fighters featured on the star-studded card.


Former four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner (35-4-1, 24 KOs) and fan-favorite Blair “The Flair” Cobbs (16-1-1, 10 KOs) took center stage ahead of their WBC People’s Championship main event feature. The always-exciting Ian “The Young General” Green (18-2, 12 KOs) returns to action when he puts his WBA Continental USA Middleweight Title on the line against Toldedo’s Roy Barringer (10-4, 6 KOs). WBC International Lightweight Champion Antonio Perez (9-0, 5 KOs) will square off against Antonio Williams (16-0-1, 7 KOs) while WBA Continental North American Heavyweight Champion Cassius Chaney (23-1, 16 KOs) collides with Las Vegas’ Michael “The Bounty” Hunter (21-1-2, 15 KOs).


The fight card will be broadcast on Pay Per View via Triller TV, and


Limited tickets for the Don King Productions’ “Fists of Fury” boxing event are available through Ticketmaster. Tickets are priced beginning at $75.  VIP tables will be sold at $5,500.


Here's what the competitors had to say:


Don King:

“We have a great night of fights lined up for everyone. It will feature fighters who are climbing the ladder to the top. Fighting on a card of this magnitude gives these fighters a chance to illustrate and showcase their talents to everyone so they can make people believe they are the next world champions. That is our plan, and we can’t wait to showcase this come Friday, June 7.”


“This is a new program, and every program outdoes the other. There’s excitement in the air, and we have a great show coming up. Sitting here with all the fighters today except one who they call “The Problem.” But he will be here on Friday. Don’t worry, Blair [Cobbs]; Broner will be here on Friday. That’s when you really want to see him.”


Adrien Broner:

“I want to thank everyone for showing up. I apologize for being late. I want to tell you guys what I tell everyone else. You can’t fight for me. You guys aren’t going to lose this weight for me. And you guys sure aren’t going to run your mouth for me. So, I am not going to stop doing what I am doing just to please you. You aren’t going to put food on my plate or no money in my pocket. I had to handle business. I had to get my work done before I came here to talk shit.”


“A lot of people said I wasn’t going to show up. People even got Don King saying I wasn’t going to show up. But I showed up. Sometimes, you just have to make everyone a believer. A lot of people have turned their back on me and shut their doors on me. What I once thought was a revolving door didn’t have an entrance from the back. I had to keep coming in the front. There was only one man who would take a chance on me, and that was Don King. That door stayed open, and I came in, and now I am here. I apologize, Don, but I want to thank you because you're the only one who is putting 100s back in my pocket. I am here to put my life on the line. On June 7 I am not coming to just put on a show for the fans. I am coming to die if I have to.”


Blair Cobbs:

“Thank you, everybody, for showing up to this one. This one is going to be a very big attraction. Just in case you don’t know who I am, it’s the most exciting man in boxing, Blair “The Flair” Cobbs. The limousine riding, the jet flying, the kiss stealing, wheeling, dealing son of a gun. I’m having a hard time keeping these alligator boots down. We’re going to have a great time. I just cannot wait to get my hands on Adrien Broner. Look, he had a good run, but now it’s time for his demise.”


“We are fighting for a great belt. A belt that’s only for you, the fans. It’s only for you, the people. The People’s Championship. We have a great night coming for you. Come Friday night, June 7, stars are going to align, and somehow, Adrien Broner is going to show up. We all know what’s going to happen. It’s an ass whooping. Broner looked himself in the mirror and said “woo” three times and knocked himself out.”


Antonio Perez:

“I want to say thank you to Don King for letting me display my talent on his promotion once again. This is my third time fighting under him. I had a very hard training camp. Come Friday night; I hope Antonio [Williams] is ready for this ass whooping.”


Antonio Williams:

“I can’t wait for Friday, man. I don’t really like doing all that talking. Friday, we’re going to handle business, and I’m standing on that.”


Ian Green:

“There really isn’t much to say. It’s fight time. I want to thank God, Don King, and my trainers. We’re here. I’m here. Roy [Barringer] is here. It’s time to fight. See you guys Friday. I’m definitely going to steal the show.”


Roy Barringer:

“First and foremost, I want to give a shoutout to God for giving me a chance to be here on Don King’s promotion. Like Ian [Green] said, it’s fight time, and I’ll see you Friday, champ.”


Cassius Chaney:

“I want to say thank you to DKP. Thank you everyone for coming out. There’s a lot of good fighters on this card. I want to thank Hunter’s team for taking the fight. I’m looking forward to it. I’m just excited to be back in the ring. I fought in November, and here we are in June, so I am looking forward to having a good night. I have been training well, and my team has been looking out for me. There’s not much else to say; I’m just happy to be here and excited for Friday.”


Michael Hunter:

“Thank you to all the trainers. It takes a tremendous amount of energy to get a fight like this together. I have had my ups and downs. I’ve been in the Olympics a few times. I’ve been No. 1. I’m just in my moment right now. I enjoy what I do. It’s in my bloodline. Both sides of my family have been in this boxing game for a long time. I’m going to do what I do best, which is to slang ‘em. On Friday, I look forward to performing my very best.”


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