Adrien Broner is confident he will blow away Antonio DeMarco in their world title fight
Adrien Broner believes he will be too fast for Antonio DeMarco when he challenges for the WBC lightweight title.
Last Updated: 14/10/12 5:41pm
The former WBO super-featherweight champion steps up to 135lb for the first time after failing to make the limit for his last defence against Vicente Escobedo.
It is no easy lightweight debut for 'The Problem' with DeMarco being a notorious 'banger', but Broner - himself racking up 20 of his 24 wins by KO - insists it is speed that kills.
"I'm not coming just to win this fight, I'm coming to knock DeMarco out," he said. "This fight is speed vs power and it's going to be just another day in the ring for me.
"Going up in weight is going to be different and I know he can hit, but you can't hit what you can't see and I'm too fast and furious for him. Power is nothing if you can't connect; it's like moving a sack of rocks."
However, DeMarco is undeterred and is looking forward to meeting the challenge square-on.
"Broner talks a big game but he's never been in the ring with a hungry Mexican fighter like me," he said. "I wanted this fight from the moment it was offered to me because I know I'll be the first person to beat Broner and put him in his place.
"When I put my hands on him, he'll regret his decision to move up to my division."
The winner is on a collision course with Scotland's WBO title holder Ricky Burns, with a unification fight mooted for the spring.