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Adrien Broner return is delayed again – but the work doesn’t stop

Adrien Broner’s expected return is off for another month as the four-weight world champion continues training.

“The Problem” had a tentative date in the July schedule. However, an official announcement failed to materialize.

WBN revealed that a ten-week camp was on the line if Broner didn’t get what he needed in a solid TV date. There’s renewed hope for Broner as an August 20 comeback is reportedly in the works.

According to reports, Omar Figueroa, the original opponent, is still set for the opposite corner. Broner now needs Premier Boxing Champions to finalize the details so that promotion can begin.

Adrien Broner in training

Videos of Broner preparing for the fight continue to get distributed on social media. Of course, they get accompanied by Broner’s usual brand of humor and fondness for the eccentric.

There’s no doubting that Adrien Broner, and a fit Adrien Broner at that, makes vast headlines, though. His talent got lauded from all angles from the early days. But it’s a shame he hasn’t been able to live up to his welterweight billing.

By his admission, moving up in weight for the money hadn’t ever truly worked out. The Figueroa headliner, therefore, is set to take place at 140 pounds.

Broner has a chance to win a world title at super-lightweight given the current situation with Josh Taylor and the belts.

Taylor is reportedly considering dropping all four of the straps he held, with the WBA and WBC already on the way to other contenders.

Broner opportunity

One win against a ranked name would see Broner in line for a big championship chance. Incredibly, it’s been six years since Broner held a world title.

A win over Ashley Theophane saw Broner win the vacant WBA regular crown at the DC Amory in Washington. However, since then, the Cincinnati man has won just two of his next six outings.

Facing and defeating Figueroa at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood would undoubtedly be an excellent first step for the polarizing fighter.

And with Jose Zepeda, Jose Ramirez, Alberto Puello, and Batyr Akhmedov vying to be titleholders of the future, there’s no reason why Adrien Broner cannot be one of those names in the mix.

He has the talent. The only thing questioned is the desire. Is it money-related?

If it is, those things never work.

WBN Editor Phil has over ten years of boxing news experience. Follow WBN on Facebook @officialworldboxingnews and Twitter @worldboxingnews.