EXCLUSIVE: PBC comment as police say Adrien Broner threatened man with gun
Troubled Adrien Broner is currently wanted by police in his home of Cincinnati regarding the alleged armed battery of a man in a row outside a bowling residence.
According to court documents obtained by celebrity media website TMZ, Broner was irate over losing several thousand dollars in bowling bets and proceeded to wait for the winner of those wagers to leave the alley.
After punching the victim in the face, Broner, “then retrieved a handgun from his vehicle, approached the victim, demanded money, then struck (the victim) in the face with a closed fist a second time, this time causing the victim to be rendered unconscious.
“Broner was then observed taking money out of the victim’s pockets while he was unconscious before fleeing the scene,” said the report.
WBN contacted Broner’s handlers at Premier Boxing Champions ahead of his WBA super lightweight title challenge against Ashley Theophane next week, although the PBC have distanced themselves from ‘The Problem’ and his antics.
“We don’t have any info other than what the police are saying,” PBC representative Timothy Smith exclusively told World Boxing News.
“As far as the PBC is concerned, It’s a legal matter that Broner will have to handle with his attorney,” he added.
It’s not yet clear whether next week’s fight is in jeopardy or whether four-weight world champion Broner will be allowed to put his World Boxing Association belt on the line for the first time.