Adrien Broner’s career takes a hit, arrested for DUI in Miami
By Sean Jones: One of the best boxers in the last decade Adrien ‘The Problem’ Broner has run into a bit of trouble with him getting arrested last Friday night for driving under the influence [DUI] in Miami, Florida. The 30-year-old Broner was pulled over in the evening last Friday at approximately 8:45 p.m in Miami Beach and subsequently arrested, according to TMZ.
Broner (33-4, 24 KOs) was then taken to a nearby police station and booked, and he was put on an eight-hour hold. TMZ posted a mugshot of a groggy-looking Broner on their website.
The most troubling part of this is the fact that Broner is incredibly talented, and he could have gotten so much out of his career if he was dedicated.
Broner’s problems continue to escalate
This is just the latest of trouble that has been following the boxing star Broner for the last four years. Despite being wealthy and having accomplished more than what most boxers could ever dream of, Broner continues to have problems when he’s not fighting. He’s much better when he’s fighting and keeping busy with his career. When he has time on his hands, things happen in his life.
Broner was recently arrested for trespassing after attending the Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury II weigh-in.
The last time Broner fought was in January of 2019 in losing to Manny Pacquiao by a 12 round unanimous decision in a competitive fight. Broner gave Pacquiao more problems than Keith Thurman did last July, and he showed that he’s got a lot left in the tank.
Rather than taking advantage of that good showing, Broner has been inactive for over a year. Recently, Broner said he was retired from boxing, but few fans take him seriously on that. If he is given a good offer, you can expect Broner to return to the ring against one of the popular fighters at 147.
‘The Problem’ Broner’s last four fights:
- Manny Pacquiao – loss UD 12
- Jessie Vargas – Draw 12
- Mikey Garcia – loss UD 12
- Adrian Granados – SD 10
Adrien still capable of fighting at a high level
Broner is still capable of fighting at a high level, but he needs to move back down to lightweight or super featherweight. He was at his best when he fought at 130, and he looked unbeatable in that division. With a good dietician and trainer, Broner could probably still make 130, but he would need to dedicate himself to training and eating correctly.
Unfortunately, with the millions that Broner has made in his career, he may not have the desire to dedicate himself the way he needs to for him to return to his best weight division. At 147, Broner is too small and not strong enough to compete against the top guys. We found that out back in 2013 when Broner suffered his first career defeat against Marcos Maidana.
That should have been a wakeup call for Broner to move back down to 130, but he continued to fight at 147. Not surprisingly, Broner has suffered losses to Shawn Porter, Mikey Garcia, and Manny Pacquiao. Broner almost lost to Jessie Vargas and Adrian Granados.
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