More evidence exists that Washington, DC has a big footprint in the sport of boxing. This week, former 3 time world champion, Adrien Broner chooses to fine tune his work outs for his upcoming fight in Las Vegas at the Bald Eagle gym in southwest DC under the guidance of Barry Hunter and his Head Bangers staff. Just days after Bernard Hopkins had a media work out at Bald Eagle and it being the regular gym for world champion Lamont Peterson and his brother, Anthony, the new facility is getting a reputation as the place to train when in DC.
Broner and Hunter go back a long way. "I go back with Adrien when he was a kid starting out. I treat him as if he is one of my own fighters", recalls Hunter. Broner feels the same way, "I've been training here for a long time and I know when I come here, I get the best results.Why fix it if it aint broke. Barry Hunter, Patrick Harris, my coach Mike Stafford make up the greatest team on earth....we are a team."
The usually flamboyant Broner, 27-1, 22 KO's, seemed to be real calm as he entered the Bald Eagle gym. He literally went to every person in the gym and shook hands. Broner, sporting a full beard, is coming off his only loss in his last fight to Marcos Maidana in December for his World Boxing Association belt, will try to get back to winning on the Floyd Mayweather card in May at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. His opponent will be Carlos Molina, 17-1-1, also coming off a loss to Amir Khan back in December. Khan, a former world champion is fighting Luis Callazo for the World Boxing Council Silver Welterweight Title that night in Vegas.
Broner has not loss any confidence in himself. "Boxing is hard work. Whether you are at my level or are trying to get to my level. I know one thing...is that I will come out a winner in this fight. You can bet the house on it. I will not know what I will do until I get in the ring, but I do know I will win." Please subscribe and keep up with fighters coming into DC.