Adrien Broner faces Chris Howard on November 4

By Boxing News - 09/16/2023 - Comments

By Allan Fox: Adrien Broner will be headlining on November 4th against little-known sixteen-year professional Chris Howard (18-2-1, 8 KOs) at the Casino Miami Jai Alai in Miami.

The 34-year-old Broner (35-4-1, 24 KOs) is no longer facing world class opposition at this stage of his 15-year career, which makes sense because he’s incapable of beating top-rung fighters.

Broner’s career has been in a freefall plunge since his beating against Marcos Maidana in 2013. That loss was arguably the end of Broner’s career as a major player, as he’s gone downhill dramatically ever since.

Broner’s only since 2013 has been against fringe contenders and subpar second opposition. The reality is Broner was never a great fighter to begin with, and even when he captured world titles during his prime, it had more to do with clever match-making.

How Broner became four-division world champion

  • Khabib Allakhverdiev – WBA 140-lb belt in October 2015
  • Paulie Malignaggi – WBA 147-lb strap in June 2013
  • Antonio DeMarco – WBC 135-lb belt in November 2012
  • Vicente Martín Rodríguez – WBC 130-lb belt in November 2011

There’s no word yet on whether the Broner-Howard event will be on PPV, but it’s reasonable that will be the case. To sell this event, Broner will need to do a lot of interviews and trash-talk a storm to his loyal fans.

Broner looked awful in his last fight, beating a guy named Bill Hutchinson by a 10 round unanimous decision last June in Miami.

At this stage in the former four-division world champion Broner’s career, he’s taking on low-level fights against non-contenders, as whatever talent AB once had is gone.

He’s beyond washed and just a shell, hanging around for easy paydays against obscure opposition that the average boxing fan has never heard of.

It’s unknown what the ultimate goal that Broner and his promoter Don King are aiming for because he’s not going to get a world title shot at 147 or 140. Interestingly, the WBC has Broner ranked #15 at welterweight, and it’s unclear why the organization has him ranked at that spot because his only two wins in the last six years since 2017 were against these fighters:

  • Bill Hutchinson
  • Jovanie Santiago – *controversial decision for AB in 2021

Those are Broner’s ONLY two wins since 2017, so it’s hard to understand why he’s been given a top 15 ranking by the World Boxing Council at welterweight, but that reflects on the WBC organization more than anything.

After all, the WBC is the sanctioning body that Tyson Fury holds a belt and is allowed to fight a non-boxer Francis Ngannou without being stripped.

We are bringing the public a boxing card, where all the fights will be co-feature events,” said Don King. “One great fight after another. It will be an action-packed night to remember, and we have more to come.”

Broner-Howard undercard for November 4th

  • Noel Mikaelian vs. Ilunga Junior Makabu
  • Trevor Bryan vs. Cassius Chaney

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