Adrien Broner allowed his fifteen and twelve-year-old sons to box each other in the ring with a $100 reward on offer.
The four-weight world champion, the father of eight children, filmed the pair trading blows. Following their dad’s footsteps, the teenage Adrien Broner Jr. and younger brother ‘Mac’ Broner are interested in the sport.
As revealed by Broner, the two siblings have wanted to watch him train for his clash against Omar Figueroa on August 20.
The headliner takes place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood and signals the end of another long exile for Broner.
Situations outside of trading punches hampered the later career of Broner, who raced to win world titles between super-featherweight and welterweight early in his career.
As he gets older, “The Problem” is more family orientated than ever as he chases the final big bag of his tenure in the sport.
Broner’s way of showing his children boxing’s discipline gives his kids a chance to express themselves with a reward on top.
Broner said: “My sons have been at each [training session] all week. So today, I let them get their wreck off their chest.
“I told them whoever wins is getting $100 cause everything they want, I make them work for it. I want to show them nothing is just giving to you, so after watching them work with each other today, I’m giving both of them $100.
“Here goes some good bump from my two oldest boys, Adrien Broner Jr., 15 years old in the white shirt, and Mac, 12 years old in the blue shirt.
The 32-year-old added the hashtags: BronerBabies, AdrienJr, and FatMac, for good measure.
Returning at 140 pounds, if he can successfully make the weight, Broner wants another world title in the lower division.
Fights against Teofimo Lopez, Regis Prograis, and any of the new champions following Josh Taylor will be on Broner’s radar.
Erickson Lubin, a close confidant of the Cincinnati fighter, recently told WBN he expects Broner to rule the world at the weight.
“I am great friends with Adrian. He was impressed with my performance, and his message meant a lot to me because we have a great friendship,” Lubin exclusively told World Boxing News.
“I think he is a super talent. Adrien Broner can accomplish anything he puts his mind to right now. He can definitely bounce back.
“I think he should be at 140. That is a weight that he can make a lot of noise in [if he makes the weight].
“He can possibly take over his weight class. It is tough at 140, but he will do just fine.”
Broner vs Figueroa is live on August 20 from Hollywood on Showtime.
The views expressed in this article are the opinions of Phil Jay.