( 4UMF NEWS ) Adrien Broner Arrested:
WBC title holder Adrien Broner is 26-0 between the ropes, but he isn’t doing himself any favors away from the ring.
According to David P. Greisman of BoxingScene.com, the lightweight boxer was arrested in Miami Beach on Monday and charged with battery.
The former WBO super featherweight champion, Broner has a spotless record in the ring. He defeated Gavin Rees on February 16 by technical knockout—the 22nd such win of his five-year professional career (per ESPN).
Broner is considered boxing’s “next big thing” (via Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated), and his impressive knockout power and polarizing personality are exactly what the sport needs to remain in the spotlight. Unfortunately, alleged incidents with the law don’t bode well for the 23-year-old and his standing in professional boxing.
According to Lem Satterfield of The Ring, Broner is expected to fight again on June 15, “potentially against Scottish WBO counterpart Ricky Burns.” While that fight is still up in the air, Broner will also be dealing with the fallout of HBO no longer being in business with his promoter, as Kevin Lole of Yahoo! Sports reported with this tweet:
Broner has the talent to bring boxing to new heights at a time when the sport is suffering from a lack of young star power. He’s been masterful in the ring thus far, but he’ll have to stay out of trouble if he hopes to have a future as the new face of the sport.
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