Adrien Broner

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Adrien Broner
Adrien Broner 2012.jpg
Broner in his corner between rounds of his fight against DeMarco
Statistics
Real nameAdrien Jerome Broner
Nickname(s)The Problem
Rated atSuper Featherweight (130 lb)
Lightweight (135 lb)
Welterweight (147 lb)
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Reach71 in (180 cm)
NationalityAmerican
Born(1989-07-28) July 28, 1989 (age 24)
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights28
Wins27
Wins by KO22
Losses1
Draws0
No contests0
 
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Adrien Broner
Adrien Broner 2012.jpg
Broner in his corner between rounds of his fight against DeMarco
Statistics
Real nameAdrien Jerome Broner
Nickname(s)The Problem
Rated atSuper Featherweight (130 lb)
Lightweight (135 lb)
Welterweight (147 lb)
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Reach71 in (180 cm)
NationalityAmerican
Born(1989-07-28) July 28, 1989 (age 24)
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights28
Wins27
Wins by KO22
Losses1
Draws0
No contests0

Adrien Jerome Broner, (born July 28, 1989) is an American professional boxer also occasional rapper. He's a three-time world champion and is the former WBC lightweight champion, WBO super featherweight champion and WBA welterweight champion of the world. He reached a peak position of #6 Pound For Pound by The Ring magazine.[1]

Professional boxer[edit]

Fighting Style[edit]

Adrien Broner is an orthodox boxer who has widely drawn comparisons to Floyd Mayweather, Jr., who Adrien himself considers his idol or 'big brother'. The similarities between the two include the shoulder roll defense used by both boxers.

Super Featherweight[edit]

Adrien Broner is a fighter who turned professional on 31 May 2008 and scored three consecutive first round knockouts against Allante Davis, David Warren Huffman and Ramon Flores. In Broner's fourth fight he faced Terrance Jett at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on the undercard of the Ricky Hatton vs Paulie Malignaggi fight. Broner defeated Jett with a stoppage in the sixth round. In Broner's fifth professional fight and final of 2008, he faced Scott Furney on the undercard of Oscar De La Hoya vs Manny Pacquiao fight. Broner stopped Furney in the first round bringing his record to 5(5)-0-0.

In January 2009 he was forced to go the distance with Jose Alfredo Lugo, at the Staples Center on the undercard of Shane Mosley vs Antonio Margarito. Broner returned to the ring in March scoring a unanimous decision over Eric Ricker. Three weeks later Broner stopped Angel Rodriguez in the fourth round. In his eighth fight Broner stepped up to eight rounds in a hard fought fight with Fernando Quintero, pulling out a controversial majority decision victory in a fight that Quintero took on 4 days' notice. In June at the Staples Center Broner met Australian William Kickett, scoring a sixth round knockout. On the Juan Díaz vs Paul Malignaggi undercard in Houston Broner make short work of Edgar Portillo, victory coming via stoppage in the first round. Broner defeated Henry White Jr via KO in September and finished his busy year against Tommy Atencio. Broner stopped Atencio in the first round, for the sixth time in thirteen fights. Broner then had a fourth round stoppage victory over Roberto Acevedo. Broner fought 4 more times in 2010 against Rafael Lora, Carlos Claudio, Guillermo Sanchez, and Ilido Julio, stopping all of them.

Broner vs. Ponce De Leon[edit]

Broner took his first major step up in weight when he competed against former Super Bantamweight champion Daniel Ponce de León on March 5, 2011. In what was truly a very closely contested fight, Broner came away with a controversial unanimous decision victory. Broner got off to a slow start, having trouble penetrating De Leon's high guard. Broner came on strong in the fourth, hurting De Leon with a body shot. Broner slowed down in the middle and later rounds, though landed the cleaner shots, while De Leon proved to be the busier fighter. CompuBox had Broner landing 126 of his 351 (36%) of his total punches, while De Leon landed 127 of his 592 (21%) punches. Harold Lederman scored the fight: 96-94, in Ponce De Leon's favour.

Broner's next fight was on HBO's Boxing After Dark show from Guadalajara, Mexico, Adrien Broner took on Top 10 Super Featherweight contender Jason Litzau in a fight scheduled for ten rounds. Broner landed combos on the ropes late in the first, with a straight right, left hook and then a right uppercut hurting the Minnesotan badly. He crumpled, and the ref leaped in, seeing he was out. The official end came at 2:58 of the first round.

Super Featherweight title[edit]

After having no luck in securing a fight Ricky Burns, the former WBO super featherweight champion, to fight him on November 26, 2011,[2] Broner fought contender Vicente Martin Rodriguez on the undercard of the Saul Alvarez vs. Kermit Cintron fight card on HBO as part of a double header.[3] He defeated Rodriguez by knockout in the third round, to win the vacant WBO Super Featherweight World title.

Broner made a successful first defense of his WBO belt against Top 10 Super Featherweight contender and mandatory challenger Eloy Perez on a Feb. 25, 2012 HBO-televised card.[4] with a knockout victory. Broner controlled the pace and action from start to finish, beating Perez to the punch and walking him down with ease. The fight ended when Broner landed a straight hand on Perez, followed by another right hand as Perez was going down.

Broner's next scheduled fight was to be on July 21, 2012, at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, against Super Featherweight contender Vicente Escobedo. However, at weigh-in for the fight on July 20, Broner was 133 1/2 pounds, well over the 130-pound limit for the Super Featherweight class, and was automatically stripped of his title. The fight went on as scheduled and Broner won by 5th round TKO when Escobedo's corner threw in the towel.[5]

Lightweight[edit]

Broner vs. DeMarco[edit]

Broner during his Lightweight title fight against Antonio DeMarco, November 2012.

Broners next fight was scheduled for November 17, 2012, in Atlantic City at Boardwalk Hall, and was aired on HBO. The fight marked Broner's debut in the Lightweight division. The opponent was the WBC Lightweight champion and Ring No. 1-ranked Lightweight, Antonio DeMarco. Broner started the fight off boxing DeMarco, working behind his jab and using his shoulder roll defense to frustrate DeMarco. In the early rounds, Broner was able to hit DeMarco with his quick counter left hook several times. By the 4th round, Broner and DeMarco decided to stand toe-to-toe in the center of the ring and trade punches. It was Broner who got the better of the inside fight though, with his speed and quick combination punching taking its toll on DeMarco. By the 6th round, DeMarco had cut and his face swollen in several places, as he still opted to stand toe-to-toe with Broner, with Broner barely missing his right uppercuts and working the body of DeMarco as well. Then, in the 8th round, Broner opened up another fast combination which hurt DeMarco and than a swinging left uppercut sent DeMarco to the canvas for the first time in his career. DeMarco's corner stopped the fight right after the knockdown, giving Broner his second world title in as many weight classes.

CompuBox had Broner landing 241 of his 451 total punches. After the fight, Broner said he'd be interested in fighting Mexican boxer Juan Manuel Márquez and current WBO Lightweight champion Ricky Burns. Broner is set to make his first title defense on February 16, 2013, at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.[needs update] Having no luck at getting fellow Lightweight champion Ricky Burns to fight him in February, Broner is set[when?] to fight Ring No. 6-ranked Lightweight Gavin Rees.

Broner stopped Rees in five rounds, after Rees' corner threw in the towel at the end of the round. Rees had some success early, when Broner was clowning and showboating, landing jabs and body shots. By round 3, Broner was in complete control, hitting Rees with his counter left hook at will, as well as hitting Rees at will on the inside. In the 4th round, Broner sent Rees to the canvas with a quick right uppercut, and landed more combinations as the round ended. In the 5th, after a brief clinch between the two, they separated and Broner landed a hard left body shot on Rees, dropping Rees to a knee. Broner ended the round teeing off on Rees, with Rees' trainer throwing in the towel from the corner. CompuBox had Broner landing 48% of his punches in the fight, as well as ending the fight landing 40 of 57 in the final round.

Welterweight[edit]

Broner vs. Malignaggi[edit]

After failing to secure a fight with fellow Lightweight champion Ricky Burns, Broner decided to move up two weight classes to Welterweight in order to fight two division champion Paulie Malignaggi. Malignaggi was the WBA Welterweight Champion and ''Ring'' No. 6 ranked Welterweight. Broner defeated Malignaggi in a split decision, with one judge scoring the fight 115-113 for Malignaggi, and the other two scoring 117-111 and 115-113 for Broner, making him a 3 weight world champion at just 23 years of age. Malignaggi started the fight fast and aggressive, throwing many punches and applying his jab often. Malignaggi won many of the early rounds on many peoples scorecards. Broner found his timing by the middle of the fight, effectively timing Malignaggi with lead right hands. CompuBox had the totaled Broner landing 246 (47%) of his total punches, and 214 (51%) of power punches. While Malignaggi landed 120 jabs throughout the fight, but only 94 (25%) power punches. Many people felt Compubox did not reward Malignaggi for his body shots. This lead to a controversial split decision that many ringside observers had Malignaggi winning.

Broner vs. Maidana[edit]

Broner made his first defense at Welterweight against former Light Welterweight champion Marcos Maidana. Broner had stated before the fight that he did not take training camp seriously for the Malignaggi fight, and that he was going to make a statement in his first defense. From the opening bell, Maidana swarmed Broner, punishing him to the body and the head. In the second round, a left hook sent Broner down for the first time in his career. Broner recovered and seemed to be on the verge of taking control over a tiring Maidana, but a Maidana right to the body followed by a left hook to the head once again put Broner down in round 8. Maidana punished a humbled Broner for the remainder of the fight, winning the fight via unanimous decision and giving Broner his first loss as a pro.

Professional boxing record[edit]

27 Wins (22 knockouts, 5 decisions, 0 no contest), 1 Loss, 0 Draw[6]
Res.RecordOpponentTypeRd., TimeDateLocationNotes
N/AN/AUnited States Carlos MolinaN/A- (12)2014-05-03United States MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada USANon-title Welterweight bout
Loss27–1Argentina Marcos MaidanaUD122013-12-14United States Alamodome, San Antonio, TexasLost WBA Welterweight title.
Win27–0United States Paulie MalignaggiSD122013-06-22United States Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New YorkWon WBA Welterweight title.
Win26–0Wales Gavin ReesTKO5 (12), 2:592013-02-16United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New JerseyRetained WBC Lightweight title.
Win25–0Mexico Antonio DeMarcoTKO8 (12), 1:492012-11-17United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New JerseyWon WBC Lightweight title.
Win24–0United States Vicente EscobedoTKO5 (12), 2:422012-07-21United States U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OhioBroner stripped of WBO Super Featherweight for failing to make weight.
Win23–0United States Eloy PérezKO4 (12), 2:442012-02-25United States Scottrade Center, St. Louis, MissouriRetained WBO Super Featherweight title.
Win22–0Argentina Vicente Martín RodríguezKO3 (12), 1:432011-11-26United States U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OhioWon vacant WBO Super Featherweight title.
Win21–0United States Jason LitzauTKO1 (10), 2:582011-06-18Mexico Arena VFG, Tlajomulco de Zuñiga, JaliscoWon vacant WBC USNBC Super Featherweight title.
Win20–0Mexico Daniel Ponce de LeónUD102011-03-05United States Honda Center, Anaheim, CaliforniaWon vacant WBO Inter-Continental Super Featherweight title.
Win19–0United States John RevishRTD1 (8), 3:002011-01-15United States Taft Masonic Temple, Cincinnati, OhioWon vacant WBC USNBC Lightweight title.
Win18–0Colombia Ilido JulioTKO1 (8), 1:342010-11-06United States Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
Win17–0Puerto Rico Guillermo SanchezTKO2 (10), 1:482010-09-04United States Hamiltion County Fairgrounds, Cincinnati, Ohio
Win16–0Puerto Rico Carlos ClaudioRTD6 (10), 3:002010-06-19United States Taft Theatre, Cincinnati, OhioWon vacant WBC Youth Inter-Continental Super Featherweight title.
Win15–0Dominican Republic Rafael LoraTKO1 (10), 3:002010-05-14United States Paradise Theater, The Bronx, New York
Win14–0Puerto Rico Roberto AcevedoTKO4 (6), 0:142010-01-23United States Hyatt Regency Hotel, Cincinnati, Ohio
Win13–0United States Tommy AtencioTKO1 (6), 2:582009-11-28United States Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
Win12–0United States Henry White, Jr.KO3 (6), 3:002009-09-05United States Hamiltion County Fairgrounds, Cincinnati, Ohio
Win11–0Mexico Edgar PortilloTKO1 (10), 1:372009-08-22United States Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Win10–0Australia William KickettKO6 (8), 2:582009-06-27United States Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Win9–0Mexico Fernando QuinteroMD82009-05-08United States Sundance Square, Fort Worth, Texas
Win8–0Mexico Angel RodriguezTKO4 (6), 0:232009-04-04United States Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas
Win7–0United States Eric RickerUD62009-03-14United States Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
Win6–0Mexico Jose Alfredo LugoUD62009-01-24United States Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Win5–0United States Scott FurneyTKO1 (6), 1:142008-12-06United States MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win4–0United States Terrance JettTKO6 (6), 0:332008-11-22United States MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win3–0Mexico Ramon FloresTKO1 (4), 2:112008-09-27United States The Home Depot Center, Carson, California
Win2–0United States David Warren HuffmanTKO1 (4), 1:202008-08-30United States Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio
Win1–0United States Allante DavisKO1 (4), 0:322008-05-31United States Hyatt Regency Hotel, Cincinnati, OhioProfessional debut.

Filmography[edit]

Television Series
YearSeriesRoleNotes
20122 Days: Adrien BronerHimselfDocumentary
2 Days: Adrien Broner Part II
2013A Day in the Life

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adrien Broner #6 P4P in Ring ratings". 
  2. ^ "Warren: Burns Heading To Lightweight, WBO Title Shot - Boxing News". Boxingscene.com. 2011-10-09. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  3. ^ "Adrien Broner to fight Vicente Martin Rodriguez on November 26th on Alvarez-Cintron undercard". Boxingnews24.com. 2011-10-16. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  4. ^ Satterfield, Lem (2011-12-08). "Broner-Perez a done deal for Alexander-Maidana card | RingTV". Ringtv.craveonline.com. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  5. ^ Rafael, Dan (2012-07-20). "Adrien Broner stripped of title". ESPN. Retrieved 2012-07-21. 
  6. ^ "Adrien Broner Professional boxing record". BoxRec Americas. Retrieved 13 March 2013. 

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Achievements
Vacant
Title last held by
Ricky Burns
WBO Super Featherweight Champion
November 26, 2011 – July 20, 2012
Stripped
Vacant
Title next held by
Román Martínez
Preceded by
Antonio DeMarco
WBC Lightweight Champion
November 17, 2012 – January 29, 2014
Stripped
Succeeded by
Omar Figueroa
Interim champ promoted
Preceded by
Paulie Malignaggi
WBA Welterweight Champion
June 22, 2013 – December 14, 2013
Succeeded by
Marcos René Maidana