Adrien Broner getting serious with his career
By Allan Fox: After almost two years out of the ring, Adrien ‘The Problem’ Broner is back in training to return to the ring soon to show boxing fans that he’s not “old.”
The former four-division world champion (33-4-1, 24 KOs) has a lot of proving to do, though, as he’s looked like an over-the-hill fighter since 2017, and he’s not won a fight since then.
Broner has recently been asking for $10 million from Showtime and Premier Boxing Champions for him to resume his career, but that hasn’t worked.
He’s talked of wanting to make it as a rapper, but with that market flooded already in that area, Broner’s success appears to have been limited.
Broner ready to prove he’s not old
“Yupp it’s time to get my s*** back together and become champion again cause they just trying to count me out like I’m old and ain’t got a chance to do s***.
F*** YALL ITS TIME TO STOP ALL THIS BULL S***** #SoonToBe5x,” said Broner on Instagram. “I’m BACK!”
With Broner coming off of a two-year layoff, we don’t know what we’re going to get from him. you have to suspect that he won’t be as good as he was before the two-year layoff, and he could have a lot of issues if he faces a quality opponent.
Adrien isn’t saying which weight class that he’ll be campaigning at, but it’s likely that he’ll stay at 147 and try and hustle fights against the big names.
At this point in Broner’s career, it might be difficult for him to talk his way into a fight against any of the lions at 147.
Broner already lost to these fighters in the last five years:
- Shawn Porter
- Mikey Garcia
- Manny Pacquiao
Former WBA light-welterweight champion Regis Prograis has expressed interest in wanting to fight Broner at 140. However, Prograis isn’t a big name, and he’s got a lot of talent that would give Broner potential headaches.
Assuming Broner moves back down to 140, Prograis would be an excellent test opponent for him. If AB can’t change with Prograis, then there’s no point in him fighting at 140.
Adrien staying at 147 is asking for trouble
Broner might be able to talk his way into a fight against someone like Keith Thurman or Amir Khan, but his chances of beating either guy are slim. Khan is over-the-hill as well, but he would likely be a big favorite over Broner.
There are too many talented fighters for Broner at 147, 140, and 130. Broner should move back down to 130 and use his size to dominate the smaller fighters in that weight class.
There would be money fights for Broner if he moved to 130, though, as he would have these fighters to compete against:
- Ryan Garcia
- Devin Haney
- Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis
- Vasily Lomachenko
- Luke Campbell
- Teofimo Lopez.
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