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Adrien Broner News
The former four-division champion shakes off two years of rust with a unanimous decision victory Saturday night on SHOWTIME.
Adrien Broner Fights
Win vs Jovanie Santiago 14-1-1
Feb 20, 2021 • Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut
Adrien Broner WINS against Jovanie Santiago by UD in Round 12 of 12
LOSS vs Manny Pacquiao 62-8-2
Jan 19, 2019 • MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Neveda
Manny Pacquiao WINS against Adrien Broner by UD in Round 12 of 12
Draw vs Jessie Vargas 29-3-2
Apr 21, 2018 • Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Adrien Broner DRAWS with Jessie Vargas by MD in Round 12 of 12
Loss vs Mikey Garcia 40-2-0
Jul 29, 2017 • Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Adrien Broner LOSES to Mikey Garcia by UD in Round 12 of 12
LOSS vs Mikey Garcia 40-2-0
Jul 29, 2017 • Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Mikey Garcia WINS against Adrien Broner by UD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Adrian Granados 20-8-2
Feb 18, 2017 • Cintas Center, Cincinnati
Adrien Broner WINS against Adrian Granados by SD in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Ashley Theophane 48-9-1
Apr 01, 2016 • DC Armory, Washington, D.C.
Adrien Broner WINS against Ashley Theophane by TKO in Round 9 of 12
Win vs Khabib Allakhverdiev 19-1-0
Oct 03, 2015 • U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Adrien Broner WINS against Khabib Allakhverdiev by TKO in Round 12 of 12
Loss vs Shawn Porter 31-4-1
Jun 20, 2015 • MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas
Adrien Broner LOSES to Shawn Porter by UD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Molina Jr 30-9-0
Mar 07, 2015 • MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
Broner WINS against Molina Jr by UD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Emanuel Taylor 18-2-0
Sep 06, 2014 • U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Adrien Broner WINS against Emanuel Taylor by UD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Emmanuel Taylor 18-2-0
Sep 06, 2014 • U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Adrien Broner WINS against Emmanuel Taylor by UD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Carlos Molina 36-11-2
May 03, 2014 • MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Adrien Broner WINS against Carlos Molina by UD in Round 10 of 10
Loss vs Marcos Rene Maidana 35-5-0
Dec 14, 2013 • Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Adrien Broner LOSES to Marcos Rene Maidana by UD in Round 12 of 12
WIN vs Paul Malignaggi 36-8-0
Jun 22, 2013 • Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Paul Malignaggi LOSES to Adrien Broner by SD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Gavin Rees 37-1-1
Feb 16, 2013 • Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Adrien Broner WINS against Gavin Rees by TKO in Round 5 of 12
Win vs Antonio De Marco Soto 28-2-1
Nov 17, 2012 • Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Adrien Broner WINS against Antonio De Marco Soto by TKO in Round 8 of 12
Win vs Antonio DeMarco 28-2-1
Nov 17, 2012 • Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Adrien Broner WINS against Antonio DeMarco by TKO in Round 8 of 12
Win vs Vicente Escobedo 26-3-0
Jul 21, 2012 • U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Adrien Broner WINS against Vicente Escobedo by TKO in Round 5 of 12
Win vs Eloy Perez 23-0-2
Feb 25, 2012 • Scottrade Center, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
Adrien Broner WINS against Eloy Perez by TKO in Round 4 of 12
Win vs Vicente Martin Rodriguez 34-2-1
Nov 26, 2011 • U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Adrien Broner WINS against Vicente Martin Rodriguez by KO in Round 3 of 12
Win vs Jason Litzau 28-2-0
Jun 18, 2011 • Arena VFG, Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, Jalisco, Mexico
Adrien Broner WINS against Jason Litzau by TKO in Round 1 of 10
WIN vs Daniel Ponce De Leon 41-2-0
Mar 05, 2011 • Honda Center, Anaheim, California, USA
Daniel Ponce De Leon LOSES to Adrien Broner by UD in Round 10 of 10
Win vs John Revish 10-1-2
Jan 15, 2011 • Taft Masonic Temple, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Adrien Broner WINS against John Revish by RTD in Round 1 of 8
Win vs Ilido Julio 40-19-1
Nov 06, 2010 • Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey, USA
Adrien Broner WINS against Ilido Julio by TKO in Round 1 of 8
Win vs Guillermo Sanchez 11-1-1
Sep 04, 2010 • Hamilton Fairgrounds , Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Adrien Broner WINS against Guillermo Sanchez by TKO in Round 2 of 10
Win vs Carlos Claudio 10-4-3
Jun 19, 2010 • Taft Theatre, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Adrien Broner WINS against Carlos Claudio by RTD in Round 6 of 10
Win vs Rafael Lora 11-2-0
May 14, 2010 • Paradise Theater, Bronx, New York, USA
Adrien Broner WINS against Rafael Lora by TKO in Round 1 of 10
Win vs Roberto Acevedo 9-7-3
Jan 23, 2010 • Hyatt Regency Hotel, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Adrien Broner WINS against Roberto Acevedo by TKO in Round 4 of 6
Win vs Tommy Atencio 4-2-0
Nov 28, 2009 • Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Adrien Broner WINS against Tommy Atencio by TKO in Round 1 of 6
Win vs Henry White Jr 4-3-1
Sep 05, 2009 • The Hamiltion County Fair Grounds, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Adrien Broner WINS against Henry White Jr by KO in Round 3 of 6
Win vs Edgar Portillo 5-2-0
Aug 22, 2009 • Toyota Center, Houston, Texas, USA
Adrien Broner WINS against Edgar Portillo by TKO in Round 1 of 6
Win vs William Kickett 15-1-0
Jun 27, 2009 • Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
Adrien Broner WINS against William Kickett by KO in Round 6 of 8
Win vs Fernando Quintero 7-0-1
May 08, 2009 • Sundance Square, Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Adrien Broner WINS against Fernando Quintero by MD in Round 8 of 8
Win vs Angel Rodriguez 2-2-1
Apr 04, 2009 • Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas, USA
Adrien Broner WINS against Angel Rodriguez by TKO in Round 4 of 6
Win vs Eric Ricker 1-1-0
Mar 14, 2009 • Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Adrien Broner WINS against Eric Ricker by UD in Round 6 of 6
Win vs Luis Alfredo Lugo 10-6-1
Jan 24, 2009 • Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
Adrien Broner WINS against Luis Alfredo Lugo by UD in Round 6 of 6
No Contest vs Eric Ricker 1-1-0
Dec 27, 2008 • Cintas Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Adrien Broner Eric Ricker by NC in Round 2 of 4
Win vs Scott Furney 3-6-1
Dec 06, 2008 • MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Adrien Broner WINS against Scott Furney by TKO in Round 1 of 6
Win vs Terrance Jett 4-11-2
Nov 22, 2008 • MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Adrien Broner WINS against Terrance Jett by TKO in Round 6 of 6
Win vs Ramon Flores 2-2-1
Sep 27, 2008 • Home Depot Center, Carson, California, USA
Adrien Broner WINS against Ramon Flores by TKO in Round 1 of 4
Win vs David Warren Huffman 0-1-0
Aug 30, 2008 • Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Adrien Broner WINS against David Warren Huffman by TKO in Round 1 of 4
Win vs Allante Davis 0-0-0
May 31, 2008 • Hyatt Regency Hotel, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Adrien Broner WINS against Allante Davis by KO in Round 1 of 4
Adrien Broner Bio
Adrien Broner became a three-division world champion by the age of 23. The flamboyant Cincinnati native, who started boxing when he was 6 years old, says the sport saved him from a life on the streets. Blessed with both power and speed, “The Problem” has since conquered a fourth weight class at 140 pounds and now looks to regain his spot at the top of the division.
Broner is confident and flashy inside and outside of the ring.
The Cincinnati native has backed up that bravado, too, winning world titles in three weight classes (130 pounds, 135 pounds, 147 pounds) by the age of 23.
Broner’s father introduced Adrien and his twin brother, Andre, to boxing when they were 6 years old.
Adrien received the nickname “The Problem” from his parents, who struggled to keep their son’s behavior in check.
Broner became involved with gangs at a young age, and credits boxing from pulling him away from that lifestyle.
Experienced at an early age
As an amateur, Broner compiled a record of 300-19, winning the National Silver Gloves championship in 2002 and ’03, and earning the bronze medal at the 2005 National Junior Olympics.
Broner made his pro debut in his hometown in May 2008 at the age of 19, knocking out Allante Davis in 32 seconds.
The hard-hitting Broner won his first 21 fights, 17 by KO, to earn his first title shot.
He knocked out Vicente Martin Rodriguez in the third round in Cincinnati on November 26, 2011, to claim the vacant title at 130 pounds.
Broner defended his belt with a fourth-round TKO of Eloy Perez in St. Louis in February 2012, but relinquished his title for failing to make the 130-pound weight limit for his July 2012 fight against Vicente Escobedo, whom Broner defeated by fifth-round TKO.
A champion at any weight
In November 2012, Broner made his 135-pound debut in a title fight against Antonio DeMarco in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Using his power, speed and defense to frustrate DeMarco, Broner hurt the champ with a quick combination in the eighth before flooring him with a left uppercut.
DeMarco’s corner stopped the fight after the knockdown, giving Broner his second world title in as many weight classes.
After winning his February 2013 title defense against Gavin Rees by fifth-round TKO, Broner moved up two weight classes to challenge 147-pound champion Paulie Malignaggi for his title in Brooklyn, New York, in June.
Broner outboxed Malignaggi to win a 12-round split decision, giving him three world titles in three weight classes in less than two years.
Tasting defeat for the first time
Broner suffered his first professional loss in his first 147-pound title defense, dropping a 12-round unanimous decision to Marcos Maidana in San Antonio, Texas, in December 2013.
Broner, who entered the bout as a 5-to-1 betting favorite, was knocked down for the first time in his career in the second and eighth rounds, and the fight was named The Ring’s Upset of the Year.
Despite the loss, Broner remained confident afterward.
“I believe I showed a lot more in that fight, taking that loss, than I did in my biggest wins,” he told Yahoo! Sports. “I got off the canvas and turned the fight around. I fought my ass off when it would have been easy for me to go, ‘Oh, this isn’t my night. Maybe next time.’ I didn’t do that. I fought.
“I would beat Maidana nine times if we fought 10, or 99 times if we fought 100. But he got me on that one night, but I took my beating and I didn’t give in.”
Fighting at 140 pounds again
Broner dropped to 140 pounds for his next fight, winning a 10-round unanimous decision over Carlos Molina in Las Vegas in May 2014.
He won a 12-round unanimous decision in September 2014, knocking down Emanuel Taylor in the final seconds of the final round to clinch the victory in Cincinnati.
Part-time rap star
Outside of the ring, Broner is a part-time rapper, having cut tracks with Soulja Boy and Rick Ross.
But the father of six doesn’t plan on hanging up his gloves anytime soon.
“I’ve already done some great things,” Broner told DoghouseBoxing.com. “They say guys like me don’t come along again for 50 or 60 years.”
Winning impressively in his PBC debut
Broner won the first bout in Premier Boxing Champions history, earning a 12-round unanimous decision over John Molina Jr. at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on March 7, 2015.
Fighting before a national television audience in prime time on NBC, Broner was dominant as he won nearly every round on all three judges' cards.
According to CompuBox statistics, Broner landed 219 of 502 punches (44 percent) in the 140-pound bout.
With the win, Broner took another step toward winning a world title in his fourth different weight division.
Coming up short against Porter
Broner returned to the ring in a 144-pound catchweight fight against Shawn Porter at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on June 20, 2015, in a prime-time headlining bout on NBC.
Broner started slowly in the Battle for Ohio as Porter pressed the action and backed Broner against the ropes in the early rounds.
Broner battled back in the middle rounds and caught Porter with some clean shots. After being warned repeatedly by referee Tony Weeks for holding, Broner was finally docked a point in Round 11.
Broner rallied in the 12th round and knocked Porter to the canvas with a clean left hook.
The knockdown was not enough to pull out the victory, though, as Porter won a unanimous decision.
A FOUR-DIVISION CHAMPION
Broner rebounded from the Porter loss on October 3, 2015, in a 140-pound bout against Russian two-time world title challenger, Khabib Allakhverdiev. Broner won via 12th-round TKO, earning the vacant WBA crown and his fourth title in as many divisions.
Not only did Broner become the first man to stop the tough Allakhverdiev, he ended his own 32-month knockout drought in doing so.
Broner would lose the title at the scales prior to his April 2016 bout versus Ashley Theophane. Broner scored a ninth-round TKO over Theophane.
In February 2017, Broner returned to his native Cincinnati to face dangerous brawler Adrien Granados in a welterweight bout at the Cintas Center.
The familiarity between both fighters—who not only had a sparring history but are close friends—was evident from the outset. Knowing Broner had struggled in the past with aggressive opponents, Granados immediately pressed the action and continued to do so for virtually the entire 10 rounds.
Broner, however, was more than ready for Granados’ come-forward tactics, answering his fellow 27-year-old foe’s aggression with well-timed counterpunches, namely a right uppercut and left hook that frequently hit the mark.
Broner finished the see-saw battle strong, winning a 10-round split decision. Judges Steve Weisfeld (97-93) and Robert Pope (96-94) scored the contest in favor of Broner, while judge Phil Rogers had it 97-93 for Granados.
A CHANGE WAS IN ORDER
In July 2017, Broner moved down to 140-pounds to face the undefeated, future four-division champion Mikey Garcia in a non-title bout. Broner came up short, losing a unanimous, 12-round decision.
The loss compelled Broner to shake things up. He brought in the respected Kevin Cunningham to work alongside long-time trainer Mike Stafford.
The result was an action-packed, crowd-pleasing draw with two-division champion Jessie Vargas in a 144-pound bout on April 21, 2018. Broner’s winning score of 115-113 was overruled by two of 114-114, setting him up for a clash with eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao on January 19, 2019.
On January 19, 2019, Broner took on the legendary Manny Pacquiao in a welterweight title bout at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, live on SHOWTIME pay-per-view. The 29-year-old Broner had his moments during a unanimous decision loss to Pacquiao.
“Look at my last five fights, I fought champion after champion after champion after champion,” Broner said. “And if they ask me to fight anybody that’s a champion right now, I’m going to fight them. Every fight you can improve something...I will go watch the fight and we going right back to the gym.”
On February 20, 2021, Broner ended a two-year layoff versus Jovanie Santiago in a welterweight bout headlining a SHOWTIME Championship Boxing triple-header. Broner shook off the ring rust to take over and dominate down the stretch, winning a unanimous decision.
Broner started slowly but used the second half of the fight to surge ahead on the judges’ scorecards. The fight was scored 116-111, 117-110 and 115-112 and all three judges had Broner winning rounds seven through ten.
Cincinnati’s Broner landed just 35 of 138 punches in the opening six rounds of the fight while the previously undefeated Santiago (14-1-1, 10 KOs) landed 93 of 305 during the same stretch. At the end of the fourth round, Santiago was deducted a point for a punch that landed after the bell. Over the final six frames, Broner landed 63 of 300 punches while Santiago landed 114 of 392. Broner was most active in the ninth round when he connected on 14 of 38 punches. Though outworked over the entirety of the fight, Broner landed quality punches over the second half of the bout which earned him the victory.