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Adrien Broner wants to fight for 140-lb title after Bill Hutchinson fight on June 9

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By Allan Fox: Adrien Broner says he wants to fight for a world title at 140 after he defeats Bill Hutchinson in his 10 round comeback fight on June 9th at the Casino Miami Jai Alai in Miami.

The 33-year-old Broner (34-4-1, 24 KOs), still looking thick around the midsection despite his fight with the little-known Hutchinson (20-2-4, 9 KOs) just around the corner, feels that one warm-up fight is sufficient to get him ready to challenge for a world title.

In looking at the recent sparring video of Broner, you can’t help but notice how slow and weak he’s become. He’s much too slow & powerless to beat any of the good top-tier 140-pounders.

“We ain’t looking at him as a stepping stone, but I set some goals to myself that I can’t let myself down,” said Adrien Broner on his channel. “What I want to do is become world champion again and under the Don King stable.

“First, I’ve got to get through Hutchinson, and that’s what I’m going to do for sure, and then we’re going to pursue the 140-lb world title,” Broner continued. “I want to become undisputed at 140 lbs.

“I got big plans, and I’ve been working my a** off in June to put on a show,” said Broner.

AB needs to diet down to 126 or 130 because he stands no chance against 140 or 135-pounders.

Broner will likely beat Hutchinson, but it’s not likely that he’ll do well against any of the champions at 140. Even the newly crowned WBA light welterweight champion Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero would probably be a step too far for Broner.

Promoter Don King signed Broner, but it’s unclear whether he believes he can win a world title. Broner can still make money in non-title fights if he’s matched against top contenders in the 140-lb weight class.

If Broner returns to his trash-talking days, he might be able to drum up interest in his fight. The problem is it’s been so long since Broner beat a quality fighter that the fans have forgotten about him.

The last time Broner beat a good fighter was way back in June 2013 when he defeated Paulie Malignaggi by a controversial 12 round unanimous decision to win the WBA welterweight title. That was ten years ago! In Broner’s next fight after that, he promptly lost his WBA 147-lb belt, taking a beat down against Marcos Maidana.

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