Adrien Broner told to ‘get brave’ in latest rematch offer

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Amanda Westcott

Former world champion Adrien Broner received another fight offer this week despite being nowhere near ready for a return to the ring.

‘The Problem’ stated ‘I miss boxing’ in a reaching post on social media as his world continues to spiral out of control.

As World Boxing News has documented on more than one occasion, Broner is on another planet when it comes to concentrating on his career.

A drug-taking Super Bowl fumble, followed by a derogatory message to Gervonta Davis, got paired with some activity that is less than expected from a professional boxer.

But one abundantly clear thing is that Broner will soon run out of money again. He will need to fight to pay legal costs and his lifestyle.

Therefore, expect a return to the gym by the end of the month. And possibly a fight to be on the table by the summer.

Broner is probably never going to fight for a world title again as that’s not his current M.O. He will, though, want a Pay Per View fight with Premier Boxing Champions that will generate the money he needs, even if Broner doesn’t win.


Jessie Vargas again stepped up to the plate this week with a second offer for Broner as the Cincinnati man was told: “He should agree to fight me again. Get brave Adrien Broner by the would-be Las Vegas politician.

In a fight many thought Vargas did enough to win, the pair traded blows to a disputed majority draw in April 2018 at Barclays Center.

If they go at it again, it will give Broner the potential to pocket the cash he needs to stave off legal disputes and fund his lifestyle.

However, with Vargas now campaigning at 154, there’s no way Broner will be able to compete at that high a weight class.

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Broner has no power as it is at welterweight despite being known as a puncher through the lower divisions. Welterweight seems to be his limit in regards to competing, with 140 widely regarded as his natural division.

As he balloons between bouts, though, Broner may soon have to call super-welterweight his home. It’s highly doubtful he could be any of the top contenders there at the moment.

The views expressed in this article are opinions of Phil Jay.

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