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Adrien Broner vs Omar Figueroa Jr signed and slated for August 20

Adrien Broner vs Omar Figueroa Jr signed and slated for August 20

It appears Adrien Broner has his next bout lined up, the sophomore effort of his comeback, as he’s scheduled to face Omar Figueroa Jr later on this summer.

This bout is to go down on August 20, 2022, live from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

Broner was once as hyped as current WBA lightweight champion Gervonta Davis, he really had all the potential in the world. He was a slick, accurate talent with great movement, great straight punches and a mean left hook, but he isn’t quite what he used to be.

Following his claim of the WBO super-featherweight championship back in November of 2011, Broner would defend his title once, before missing weight in his next defense, forcing him to be stripped of his belt.

Next came a change in divisions, where he moved up to capture the WBC lightweight championship, and then the WBA welterweight championship. After going 3-2 over his next five, the first two defeats of his career, Broner would win the WBA super-lightweight championship, but he’d again miss weight in his next fight, aimed to be his first title defense of his newly claimed belt.

His next fight would be a non-title bout, which he won, improving his record to 33-2 (1 NC).

Broner would then go 0-2-1 over his next three, before taking a 25-month hiatus from the sport.

This led up to Broner’s return in February of last year, where he was awarded a very controversial unanimous decision victory over a relative unknown in Jovanie Santiago.

This fight showed Broner land just 98 punches whilst taking 207. It was a less than spirited effort by the former four-division world champion, but nonetheless, it improved his record to 34-4-1-1 (24 knockouts) in the process.

Then we have his opponent, Omar Figueroa Jr, a former WBC lightweight champion who comes into this bout with a record of 28-2-1 (19 knockouts), having lost his last two bouts prior to signing this one.

Most would think Broner has enough left in the tank to secure this victory, but honestly, it’s hard to say when regarding him. All the partying really caught up to him and changed him for the worse.

That being said, he’s still an incredibly skilled talent that’s capable of beating some elite competition.

Who comes out of this 12-round welterweight match up on top?

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