72 Facts About Adrien Broner


Adrien Jerome Broner is an American professional boxer.


Adrien Broner has held multiple world championships in four weight classes, including the WBO super featherweight title from 2011 to 2012, the WBC lightweight title from 2012 to 2013, the WBA welterweight title in 2013, and the WBA light welterweight title from 2015 to 2016.


Adrien Broner is known for his over the top behavior both in and out of the ring.


In July 2018, Broner was ranked as the world's fourth best light welterweight by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and the eighth best active welterweight by BoxRec.


Adrien Broner grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, and started boxing at the age of six.


Adrien Broner has said that the sport saved him from a life on the streets.


Adrien Broner finished his amateur career having 319 fights under his belt, with a record of 300 wins, 19 losses.


Adrien Broner turned professional on May 31,2008, and scored three consecutive first-round knockouts against Allante Davis, David Warren Huffman and Ramon Flores.


Adrien Broner defeated Jett with a stoppage in the sixth round.


Three weeks later Adrien Broner stopped Angel Rodriguez in the fourth round.


Adrien Broner stopped Atencio in the first round, for the sixth time in thirteen fights.


In 2010, Adrien Broner engaged in four more fights with Rafael Lora, Carlos Claudio, Guillermo Sanchez, and Ilido Julio, stopping them all.


Adrien Broner took his first major step up in weight when he competed against former Super Bantamweight champion Daniel Ponce de Leon on March 5,2011.


Adrien Broner got off to a slow start, having trouble penetrating De Leon's high guard.


Adrien Broner came on strong in the fourth, hurting De Leon with a body shot.


Adrien Broner slowed down in the middle and later rounds, though landed the cleaner shots, while De Leon proved to be the busier fighter.


Adrien 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.


Adrien 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.


Adrien Broner crumpled, and the ref leaped in, seeing he was out.


Adrien Broner defeated Rodriguez by knockout in the third round, to win the vacant WBO Super Featherweight World title.


Adrien Broner made a successful first defense of his WBO belt against Top 10 Super Featherweight contender and mandatory challenger Eloy Perez on a February 25,2012, HBO-televised card.


Adrien Broner controlled the pace and action from start to finish, beating Perez to the punch and walking him down with ease.


Adrien Broner's next scheduled fight was to be on July 21,2012, at the US Bank Arena in Cincinnati, against Super Featherweight contender Vicente Escobedo.


Adrien Broner started the fight off boxing DeMarco, working behind his jab and using his shoulder roll defense to frustrate DeMarco.


Adrien Broner was set to make his first title defense on February 16,2013, at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.


Adrien 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 Adrien Broner was clowning and showboating, landing jabs and body shots.


Adrien Broner ended the round teeing off on Rees, with Rees' trainer throwing in the towel from the corner.


Adrien Broner found his timing by the middle of the fight, effectively timing Malignaggi with lead right hands and counter left hooks.


In October 2013 it was announced that Adrien Broner would make his first defense at welterweight against former light welterweight champion Marcos Maidana.


Adrien 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.


Adrien 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 put Adrien Broner down in round 8.


Adrien Broner connected on 149 of 400 total punches and 122 of 292 power shots.


Adrien Broner exercised his contractual rematch clause on January 15,2014, to fight Maidana in a rematch.


Adrien Broner was the better man that night, but he didn't beat me.


Adrien Broner, who is usually flashy and charismatic, fought the bout with a bit less showboating, working for a clear win.


Molina was game, throwing body shots and attacking Adrien Broner's left shoulder, then attempting to come over the top with his right hand, both in the middle of the ring and with Adrien Broner on the ropes.


Molina attempted to counter punch Adrien Broner and get inside, as Adrien Broner had superior reach, Molina had only limited success.


Adrien Broner remained at light welterweight to fight 23 year old Emmanuel Taylor for the WBA International title.


Adrien Broner had not fought in his hometown in 26 months prior to the fight.


Adrien Broner spent a large portion of the early rounds on the ropes, appearing to be unaffected by Taylor's punches.


Adrien Broner sealed the decision in his favor with a left hook to the jaw of Taylor which sent Taylor to the canvas in round 12.


Adrien Broner said he would like to fight Argentine slugger Lucas Matthysse next, who won on the same card.


On May 16,2015, TGB Promotions and Mayweather Promotions announced that Adrien Broner would fight fellow Ohio boxer and former IBF Welterweight champion Shawn Porter on June 20 at the MGM Grand Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Premier Boxing Champions on NBC at a catchweight of 144lbs as per Adrien Broner's demand.


Adrien Broner had a purse of $1.35 million compared to Porter's $1 million.


Adrien Broner was slated to fight former WBA champion Khabib Allakhverdiev, who lost the title to Vargas in April 2014.


Adrien Broner won the vacant WBA title defeating Allakhverdiev by TKO in the 12th round.


Adrien Broner's win was not a surprise by boxing aficionados, as Allahkverdiev is known to be a slow, soft-punching opponent.


On February 19,2016, Premier Boxing Champions announced that Adrien Broner would defend his WBA light welterweight title against British veteran boxer Ashley Theophane on April 1 at DC Armory in Washington, DC, live on Spike.


Adrien Broner was stripped ahead of the fight, for missing the 140-pound limit.


Adrien Broner announced he would next fight Adrian Granados at a catchweight of 142 pounds on February 11,2017, on Showtime Championship Boxing.


Adrien Broner earned a base purse of $1 million whilst Granados earned $250,000, a career-high purse.


Adrien Broner won a 10-round split decision, which was considered controversial.


Adrien Broner was more accurate with his punches, landing 166 of 403 punches thrown.


Garcia said he would be returning to lightweight after the fight, adding that the Adrien Broner fight was 'too good and too lucrative' to pass up.


Adrien Broner said he would be more disciplined because he won't give up half a million dollars and claimed he had a reason to not miss weight.


Garcia weighed in a career high 139.5 pounds and more than Adrien Broner, who weighed 138.7 pounds.


CompuBox punch statistics showed that Garcia was the more active boxer, landed 244 of 783 punches, Adrien Broner landed only 125 of 400 shots thrown.


On November 5,2017, according to Alex Vaysfeld, manager of IBF light welterweight champion Sergey Lipinets, Adrien Broner was being targeted as a first defence for March 2018.


The first half of the fight saw Vargas take up a nice lead, controlling the bout and then looked to fade a little, allowing Adrien Broner to take control for the remainder of the bout.


Adrien Broner came to fight, but at the end of the day, you all know I beat him.


Pacquiao then continued his onslaught after the break, but Adrien Broner survived the round nonetheless.


In contrast, Adrien Broner was reluctant to throw combinations, and typically stuck to singular jabs and worked with his back to the ropes.


Adrien Broner became more active in the second half of the fight, often finding success with his left hook.


However, it was Santiago who finished the stronger of the two, connecting on 32 of 95 punches in the twelfth and final round, while Adrien Broner only landed 7 of 34 thrown.


In October 2016, Adrien Broner posted alarming images and captions on his Instagram page hinting suicide and on October 17,2016, he was charged with a misdemeanor battery for allegedly choking a waitress at Drai's, a nightclub in Las Vegas.


On September 10,2017, TMZ reported an incident in Las Vegas that was caught on video of Adrien Broner knocking out an agitating fan.


TMZ Sports obtained and posted an edit of the video, which started with Adrien Broner taking pictures with fans.


Adrien Broner became aggressive as his female companion tried to restrain him, but Adrien Broner shoved her away and delivered a blow that reeled the agitator backwards, knocking him out.


Adrien Broner subsequently was scheduled to appear in court for an arraignment but the Las Vegas Justice Court stated Broner failed to appear.


In March 2019, Adrien Broner was issued a restraining order after making homophobic threats on social media.


In October 2021, Adrien Broner was jailed for a parole violation after failing to enroll in a court-mandated alcohol treatment program.