Adrien Broner Left Without an Opponent as Pedro Campa Pulls Out of February 13 Bout

Published 01/12/2021, 1:17 AM EST
BROOKLYN, NY – APRIL 21: Adrien Broner ( purple and white trunks ) and Jesse Vargas ( white and gold trunks) fight to a Majority Draw in their Welterweight fight at Barclays Center on April 21, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)


One of the most debatable boxers, Adrien Broner, is gearing up for a resilient comeback after nearly 2 years. But his comeback plans have hit major roadblock as Pedro Campa, the opponent he got aligned with, has pulled out of the contest.

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As per Mike Coppinger’s tweet, the Mexican boxer has pulled out because of a teammate testing positive for COVID-19.

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Post this, Broner is unaligned with any fighter for now, but the search for an opponent is still on. This fight marked Broner’s much-anticipated return after a loss to Pacquiao a couple of years back.

Pedro Campa was a rugged opponent and could have given Broner a substantial taste of his boxing run. He was an ideal contender for ‘The Problem’ who had a lackluster run in the sport, and Campa had the ability to give him a fair bout.

Broner fans were elevated to see their favorite fighter return to action, but an unfortunate COVID positive test from Campa’s team put this battle on hold.

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More than anyone else, Adrien Broner himself was thrilled to make a comeback inside the ring. He will now wait and see who is next in line for him.

Who should Adrien Broner face now?

For Broner to make his way to the top again, he will have to take on some real rugged opponents. But, considering that he is returning after a long time, ‘The Problem’ should go on for opponents that help him get the feel of the ring once again.

All the divisions are highly stacked with sturdy contenders, so the 31-year-old should pick his next viable opponent wisely.

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)

Jamal James, Virgil Ortiz Jr., or Yordenis Ugas can be just the ideal welterweight opponents Broner is looking for.

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He will look to march on to the top and have a shot at the ultimate gold right from the scratch. Broner’s comeback will be a thrilling one, and he will look to fight at least once more this year.

Who, according to you, should ‘The Problem’ face?

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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.

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