Adrien Broner wants Prograis after Redkach fight

By Boxing News - 12/11/2022 - Comments

By Allan Fox: Adrien ‘The Problem’ Broner has already lined up a title shot against Regis Prograis for his WBC light welterweight belt after his February fight against Ivan Redkach on BLK Prime.

To be fair to the fans, Broner should have to work his way into a world title shot against Prograis by beating a top contender rather than the 36-year-old Redkach, who hasn’t fought in a year & a half and hasn’t won a fight in three years since 2019.

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Broner is going to need to trim off the huge pot belly that he’s currently sporting, and it’s unclear whether he’s going to be able to do it in time for his February comeback fight against Redkach (23-6-1, 18 KOs).

Broner has approximately two months to trim off all that weight that he’s carrying around. Judging by the size of his pot belly, he might be in the 200s, and he will need to lose 60+ lbs to get down to 140. If that fight is at 147, that’ll give Broner a little less weight to carve off his Santa Claus frame.

Given how old & out of shape the 33-year-old Broner (34-4-1, 24 KOs) is currently looking, it’s difficult to imagine him fighting for a world title against arguably the #1 fighter in the 140-lb division in Prograis (28-1, 24 KOs).

The fight would be considered a crime if it happened right now because looks in awful shape. Prograis would have likely destroyed Broner in his prime back in 2012, but for the fight to happen now, it wouldn’t be sporting or fair to the fans.

Broner would have no chance against Prograis or any top-five contenders at 140. As bad as Teofimo Lopez looked last Saturday against Sandor Martin, he would massacre this version of Broner.

“The thing is, he wanted to fight me, and I told him, ‘It means nothing right now. You’re not a world champion. It’s not going to change the status of me. I’ll just be beating a Regis,‘” said Adrien Broner to Fight Hub TV about how in the past he wasn’t interested in fighting Regis Prograis when he was belt-less after losing his WBA 140-lb title in 2019.

“I was like, ‘Go get a world title, and then we can fight.’ He kept up his bargain and went and got a world title. Now, I got to keep up my end of the bargain and go handle my business in February [against Ivan Redkach], and then we’ll talk Regis,” said Broner.

“Of course, you can’t overlook nobody, but after this fight, I’m coming to get that WBC world title off Regis. First, I’ve got to handle my business with Ivan Redkach first,” said Broner to Fighthype.

“It’s a good fight, a big fight, but in boxing, you take it one at a time, and my opponent right now is Ivan Redkach. I’m not worried about Devin Haney, even though I have love, and I got love for Bill [Haney].

“If that comes around, then we’ll make it happen,” said Broner about Devin.