Broner Dismisses Retirement Talk – ‘I Will Be Back’

June 11, 2024
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Broner Dismisses Retirement Talk - 'I Will Be Back'

Adrien Broner will not retire following his defeat to Blair Cobbs.

Broner suffered a one-sided unanimous decision defeat last Friday, harming his aspirations of having another world title shot. AB is a four-division division, but at 34, he no longer looks the same. He was second to the punch, with Cobbs dominating proceedings. Cobbs caught Broner with a left hand during the second round to send him to the canvas. While Broner got back up, his teeth were knocked out.

The boxer subsequently posted pictures of himself from the dentist, showing the extensive damage. That resulted in calls for Broner to retire. He is not any closer to getting a world title shot, nor has he shown anything to justify a big fight. [And] he has only boxed four times since 2019, with two losses out of his last four bouts. He was out of the sport for around three years during this period. Broner battled mental health problems, bankruptcy and alcohol problems. However, he has no intention of walking away as he targets further fights. 

Broner Reacts

“God sent me a message and I see he isn’t done with me I’ve been doing things the wrong way and tarnishing all the blessings and chances he has been giving me I’ve made my mind up and I’m taking full advantage of this opportunity he is giving me today I see everything more clear and I have a better understanding with myself “The Problem” will be back soon!!!!!!!!! #AboutBillions,” Broner said

This naturally raises the question: where does Broner go next? His name is still enough for boxers to fill out their resume. A win over a four-division champion still looks good, regardless of how Broner looks. He could become a realistic opponent for Devin Haney at some point. Broner did call out Haney following a heated exchange with Bill Haney. This was after Ryan Garcia leaked Haney’s sparring with Gervonta Davis.

The sparring footage showed Davis dominating Haney. It backed up Broner’s words that Davis dominated. While that may have been the case, Bill claimed that his son ultimately won the sparring when it continued as they walked away with the money. That heated exchange saw Broner demanding a fight with Haney. Devin is coming off his own loss, losing a majority decision to Garcia. He still kept his WBC belt at 140 after Garcia missed weight.

Broner’s Future

Haney looked out of sorts, as he could not make the adjustments needed to prevent himself from getting tagged by Garcia’s left hook. But Garcia tested positive for Ostarine, raising doubts over the validity of the result. Haney has now been ordered to defend his belt against Sandor Martin. Purse bids will take place on June 18. That will struggle to sell, although a Broner bout may raise interest. Following Broner’s prior comments, he wants that fight. 

“Bill Haney, if you want to get your son, Devin Haney, messed up, send the contract; I ain’t never ran from no man in boxing. Why would I run from your son? He can’t punch himself out of a wet paper bag. Stop all that cap because I’m with the stuff, and I want all the smoke. Show me the dotted line,” Broner stated


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