How Many Times Did Adrien Broner Retire?

Published 02/17/2021, 10:00 AM EST
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)


Former world champion, Adrien Broner, has tasted gold in four different weight classes in his 13-year-long active pro career. Aged 31, he has been one of the most active boxers in the past. However, Broner’s career also saw some downfalls and forced him to retire multiple times.

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That said, ‘The Problem’ has staged several comebacks in his career, and his upcoming return will be another revival from retirement. But why does Broner keeps hanging his gloves?

There can be several reasons, but the primary one can be his victory drought of over four years. Broner secured his last win against Adrian Granados in 2017. He has accepted three fights after that and has put together a 0-2-1 record.

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Considering his vast experience, Adrien Broner can still be a lethal force inside the ring despite his lengthy spells away from boxing. Here’s a look at his retirements.

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Adrien Broner and his retirement

In 2019, Broner, who took a sudden retirement without explaining much about his situation, returned to face ‘Pac-Man’ for the WBA welterweight title. In the 12-round clash, Pacquiao outpointed Broner via decision and Broner walked away once more.

He took to social media and posted a heartbreaking message about his overlook of boxing. He billed the sweet science as a lonely sport and walked off. However, two years on, ‘The Problem’ is ready to embrace the ring once again.

The Cincinnati man has retired a couple of more times in the past, only to make a swift comeback. Given his age, boxing fans can expect Adrien Broner to be around for the next few years. But, he badly needs a win at this stage.

A few days back, Broner also highlighted his poor financial conditions and requested Floyd Mayweather to offer him an exhibition fight. He even demanded $30- $40 million from the contest. So, it’s safe to assume that Broner is entering the ring to make some money. He has already been a world champion, but the dream to experience it again can also be the fuel behind his comeback.

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Do you think Adrien Broner will win on his return?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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