Adrien Broner will finally see action eighteen months after his last appearance as he bids for one last run at a world title.
The four-division world champion, nicknamed “The Problem” and one of the sport’s most notable attractions and biggest personalities, will make his long-awaited return.
Broner makes his comeback against all-action former world champion Omar “Panterita” Figueroa. They square off in a 12-round super lightweight showdown headlining action live on SHOWTIME on Saturday, August 20.
The fight is live from Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
Broner vs Figueroa
The two former champions present an intriguing contrast of styles. It will see Broner’s flashy, technical skills match up against Figueroa’s bruising, volume attack.
Both fighters have reached incredible highs and delivered memorable moments throughout their careers. They will look to go through one another to return to championship contention.
Cincinnati’s Broner (34-4-1, 24 KOs) is certainly one of the sport’s most popular and colorful personalities and quickly rose to prominence by combining supreme boxing with a brash, outspoken personality.
By the age of 26, he had captured world titles at 130, 135, 140, and 147 pounds, becoming one of only eight active fighters to win a world championship in four divisions.
Broner has faced several multi-division world champions such as Manny Pacquiao, Paulie Malignaggi, Marcos Maidana, Mikey Garcia, and Jessie Vargas.
He most recently won a unanimous decision over Jovanie Santiago in February 2021. Broner returns to the super lightweight division, where he dominated Khabib Allakhverdiev to win a 140-pound title in 2015.
Puello vs Akhmedov
The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® telecast begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. It will feature top 140-pounders Alberto Puello and Batyr Akhmedov squaring off for the vacant WBA Super Lightweight World Championship in the co-main event.
In the telecast open, WBA Super Featherweight World Champion Roger Gutierrez defends his title against unbeaten Hector Garcia.
“I’m very committed to winning this fight for my team and my country,” said Puello. “I am more than prepared to make the most of this opportunity.
My only focus is on earning this victory, becoming a world champion, and taking on all the challenges that come my way after that.
“I’m excited I’m finally getting my shot at the world title again,” said Akhmedov. “I have worked very hard to reach my goal of becoming a world champion.
“This time, I’m going to do everything possible to ensure that I take full advantage of this opportunity.”
Broner vs Figueroa tickets
Furthermore, tickets for the live event are on sale now and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com.