Broner & Vargas Confirmed For April 21st
Adrien Broner will return to the ring on April 21st, to headline against Jesse Vargas on a Showtime card at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
Broner, who was originally slated to face Omar Figueroa in the evening’s main event, is excited at the prospect of facing Vargas.
“I’m feeling really good and I’m excited that this is an even bigger fight than Figueroa,” said Broner. “I had to switch up some sparring partners but everything is going great in camp. We’re fighting at 144 pounds, so he’ll have a slight weight advantage, but it won’t matter. I’m going to be in great shape for this fight. Coach Kevin Cunningham is my head coach for this camp, but I did not fire Mike Stafford. I just added to my camp, because I needed the help. I know what I have to do at the end of the day to get back on top where I belong.”
The fight will be set for an 144-pound catchweight, and joins a card featuring Jermall Charlo facing Hugo Centeno Jr in a rescheduled fight, and Gervonta Davis’ return to the ring against Jesus Cuellar.
Charlo, who was beset by controversy over the weekend as he not only got into a confrontation with Daniel Jacobs, but was robbed for over $150,000 following a scuffle at Jay-Z’s 40/40 club, but is excited for this chance to fight Centeno Jr.
“Since my last fight I’ve had a chance to work on my patience and work on improvements to my game. Before the injury to Centeno, I was having the best camp of my life. I’ve got the same feeling that I had before I won my first world title. I want to be a champion at 160 more than I did the first time at 154. Centeno is a tough fighter. He’ll be a hard test but he’s someone who isn’t at my level. I’m not taking anything away from him. But he’s just another fighter that’s in my way.”