Adrien Broner Needs A New Opponent For Feb. 13
Adrien Broner is in need of a new opponent for February 13.
It had been reported by Mike Coppinger of The Athletic that Broner was going to share the ring with Pedro Campa for a Showtime event. Campa has been forced out of the bout after being in contact with a member of his team who tested positive for COVID-19.
BoxingScene.com is now reporting that the frontrunner to replace Campa is undefeated Michel Rivera. It’s said that the teams of Broner and Rivera are in “advanced talks.”
Broner hasn’t competed since his January 2019 loss to Manny Pacquiao. Broner competed for the WBA (Regular) Welterweight Title. “The Problem” was defeated via unanimous decision.
Rivera’s last outing took place back in October 2020. He bested Ladarius Miller, earning the unanimous decision victory.
If Rivera does indeed fight Broner, then it will be his biggest fight to date. Rivera has yet to compete against the level of competition that Broner has. Broner, who is a former multi-division world champion, has fought the likes of Pacquiao, Shawn Porter, Marcos Maidana, and Paulie Malignaggi to name a few.
FIGHT SPORTS will keep you posted on the situation with Adrien Broner’s return bout as soon as the official word is revealed.