Adrien Broner: I’ll be back in the ring soon
By Allan Fox: Adrien ‘The Problem’ Broner took to social media on Friday to greet his fans and make small talk. The 31-year-old former four-division world champion Broner (33-4-1, 24 KOs) says, “I’m going to be back in the ring real soon.”
Some of the foods that Broner ate while on social media were unhealthy, and his weight could spiral out of control if he continues to eat like this. If he keeps eating like this, Broner is going to get fat to the point where he won’t be able to make 147 unless he goes on a starvation diet.
If Broner does come back in 2021, he’s got some excellent options for him. Boxing fans would like to see Broner fighting these top guys:
- Keith Thurman
- Danny Garcia
- Errol Spence Jr.
- Amir Khan
- Vergil Ortiz Jr.
- Ryan Garcia
- Devin Haney
Khan would be an ideal opponent for Broner to face next year, considering both guys are in the same place career-wise. A rematch with Marcos Maidana would also be an excellent option for Broner if the Argentinian fighter can lose enough weight.
Broner needs to stay in shape
With all of boxing shut down right now, we’re probably not going to see ‘The Problem’ Broner return to the ring “soon” despite what he says. He hadn’t fought since his loss to Manny Pacquiao 15 months ago in January 2019. In that fight, Broner looked thin, as if he’d gone on a crash course diet to take off the weight.
Broner’s habit of ballooning up in between fights results in his training camps being partial fat-farms. If Broner stayed in shape year-round like some fighters do, he could be a lot better fighter.
Broner lost a one-sided 12 round decision to Pacquiao, and he didn’t put on the type of performance that fans were hoping to see. It was the same situation for Broner that led to him losing to Mikey Garcia, Shawn Porter, and Marcos Maidana. He didn’t let his hands go enough for him to have a shot at winning the fight.
When boxing does start up again, Broner could be in a position to get a vital fight as long as he’s in shape and ready to go. If he’s bloated and weighing close to 200 lbs, then he can forget it.
Broner’s career hit the skids after his loss to Mikey Garcia in 2017. That was a fight that Broner could have won, but he appeared weak and drained for that contest. Broner got off to a bad start in the first six rounds by being too passive, but once he started walking Mikey down, he fought well.
In the second half of the fight, Broner looked like the better fighter of the two. Unfortunately for AB, his poor start in the first six rounds cost him the match.
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