Adrian Broner’s Legacy And His Next Possible Opponents

November 15, 2023
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Adrian Broner may be a four-division champion, but the ‘Problem’ has a career that has divided the fan base.

Major wins against Paulie Malignaggi and Khabib Allakhverdiev were significant stepping stones in Broner’s career, as he racked up his fourth title in 2015.

However, since then, the American’s career has declined. Seven fights in eight years have followed since then, with no world title, as well as losses to Shawn Porter, Mikey Garcia and Manny Pacquiao, all elite-level competition.

Not only that, but the star has been very open about his mental health struggles, stating that he was taking a break away from the ring.

“Sorry to all my fans but #MentalHealth is real and I’m not about to play inside the ring I’ve watched a lot of people die playing with they boxing career and that is something I won’t do just pray for me I love the sport of boxing to much to not give my all and I feel Like I came up short before because my mind wasn’t 100%,” Broner

But Broner has, however, made a comeback. His most recent fight was against Bill Hutchinson.

Broner emerged victorious under Don King’s management after a year’s hiatus following his last fight with Jovanie Santiago.

Broner was superior to Hutchinson, as he dominated the first half of the fight with his left hook.

Hutchinson’s moments of success came in the second half of the fight, but Broner picked up the pace in the championship rounds, as he coasted to victory.

After the fight, Broner called out for a fight with WBA champion Roland Romero and the winner of the Josh Taylor and Teofimo Lopez bout for the WBO belt.

“[I want] anybody with a title. Retardo [Rolly  Romero, the winner of Teofimo & Josh Taylor, and whoever. All the belts,” Broner

With that being said, who could Broner face? 

Next Opponents

The chances of fighting Lopez or Taylor next appear unlikely. Lopez has confirmed since his win over Taylor that he will be retiring from boxing.

While he has not vacated the belt, the ‘Takeover’ has stated that he would need a nine-figure payday to come back. 

As for Taylor, the Scot has expressed his intention to move up to the welterweight division, as he aspires to become a two-division champion. 

Meanwhile, Broner has made it clear that he does want to take the belts in the super-lightweight division, which would put Rolando Romero or Regis Prograis at the top of the list.

Romero, though, is targeting a mega fight with Ryan Garcia or Gervonta Davis. Garcia and Rolly have traded words on social media, while Romero is keen on getting his revenge over Davis following his six-round TKO loss. 

“There’s definitely the Ryan Garcia fight. I mean, I think everybody’s asking for me versus Ryan right now, especially at 140. You know, we’re both at 140 now.

“And I think that’s the fight. You know, I think that’s a massive fight and, you know, boxing needs that fight, you know? It has a long buildup – a long, long buildup,” Romero

But when it comes to Prograis it appears that a fight could be possible. 

Broner: “I want the WBC. I love the WBC. It’s green baby. That stands for World Broner’s Championship.

Prograis: “Why Broner refused to say my name? He said everybody but me. But he said he wants the WBC. I’m the only one who has it.”

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