5 Unknown Facts About Adrien Broner

Published 02/17/2021, 12:00 PM EST
BROOKLYN, NY – JULY 29: Adrien Broner reacts after losing to Mikey Garcia during their Junior Welterwight bout on July 29, 2017 at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

After an extensive gap of almost 25 months, Adrien Broner is charged up for his return fight on February 20. The ‘Problem’ last fought against the Filippino Senator, Manny Pacquiao, for the WBA welterweight title. In the bout, he suffered a lopsided unanimous decision loss and bowed out.


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However, he is looking to make a comeback and aim for a rise to the top of the boxing world once more.

Till today, Broner is the most talked-about pugilists who breaks into the news headlines. He keeps himself abruptly relevant and is famous for his activities both inside and outside the ring.


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Here are some unknown facts about the former four-division champ, Adrien Broner

Bit a security guard once

Back when he was 23-years-old, Broner, who was in Miami at the Fontainebleau Hotel, entered a brawl with a man. Two security guards ran towards them to separate and settle them down. ‘In the melee, ‘The Problem’ bit one of the security guards on the forearm and was charged with a $1,500 bond.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 18: Adrien Broner poses on the scale during his official weigh-in at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 18, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Broner will challenge WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao for his title on January 19 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Got arrested enormous times

The ‘Problem’ is one of the most controversial boxers at present. He has had a history of arrests. In fact, he missed the 2008 Olympics because of a 14-month jail sentence for some alleged charges. He was also arrested in 2017 and 2018 on a few other charges.

Shares a colossal beef with Paulie Malignaggi

The 31-year-old fought Malignaggi in 2013. Prior to the fight, Broner took a dig at the American-Italian boxer for his past relationship. Broner not only fired verbal shots but gave him a taste of his prowess in the ring and won the fight with a split decision.

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Went undefeated for the first 5 years of his career

The American debuted in 2008 and signified his run by overpowering every opponent. He finished a major chunk of opponents and became a fan-favorite soon. However, in 2013, in his twenty-eighth fight, the resilient Marcos Maidana ended his winning streak. In a hard-fought battle, Broner lost the bout with a unanimous decision on judges’ scorecards.


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Love for rap

Many pugilists share a love for different arts and crafts apart from boxing. Broner too is one of them. He has a mighty interest in rapping and music that has led him to make countless songs and solo albums. Moreover, he appeared in various other tracks featuring unique artists.

On February 20, Broner will look to add another ‘W’ to his boxing resume and make his way to the summit yet again. It’ll be interesting to see Broner unleashing his new self after a long in-ring gap.


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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.