Feb 9, 2023
Known for his over-the-top behavior in and out of the ring, Adrien Broner has held multiple world championships in four weight classes, including the WBO super featherweight title from 2011 to 2012, the WBC lightweight title from 2012 to 2013, the WBA welterweight title in 2013, and the WBA light welterweight title from 2015 to 2016.
In July 2018, Broner was ranked as the world's fourth-best light welterweight by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and the eighth-best active welterweight by BoxRec. In December 2012, The Ring magazine ranked him as the world's fifth-best active boxer, pound for pound.
Blessed with both power and speed, “The Problem” has since conquered a fourth weight class at 140 pounds and now looks to regain his spot at the top of the division.
Broner is confident and flashy inside and outside of the ring. The Cincinnati native has backed up that bravado, too, winning world titles in three weight classes (130 pounds, 135 pounds, 147 pounds) by the age of 23.
Broner’s father introduced Adrien and his twin brother, Andre, to boxing when they were 6 years old. Adrien received the nickname “The Problem” from his parents, who struggled to keep their son’s behavior in check. Broner became involved with gangs at a young age and credits boxing for pulling him away from that lifestyle.
In 2022, Broner withdrew from his junior welterweight fight against Omar Figueroa citing mental health concerns.
Later that year, he signed a three-fight deal with BLK Prime offering boxing fans a unique opportunity to see him live. Visit BLKPrime.com for details.
This episode contains mild profanity.
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