Adrien Broner Withdraws From Fight This Weekend Due To Mental Health
UPDATE (AUGUST 15, 2022, 11:26 AM ET): Sergey Lipinets will replace Broner.
Adrien Broner won’t be fighting this weekend.
The former four-division champion announced on Instagram that he is withdrawing from his Showtime headliner against Omar Figeuroa due to mental health.
“Man, I’m going [through] a lot at this moment in my life, but I ain’t go give up,” Broner wrote on Instagram Monday morning.
“I set some more goals and I finish what I started but sorry to say this but I’m not fighting August 20th.”
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According to Boxing Scene, the rest of the show will move forward, including its two title fights. An announcement for Figueroa is expected in the next few hours.
Broner (34-4-1, 24 KOs) last fought February of 2021 where he defeated Jovanie Santiago by unanimous decision. It was his first win since 2017.
Before that, Broner had met Manny Pacquiao in January 2019 and lost by unanimous decision.
As for Figueroa (28-2-1, 19 KOs), he recently admitted at a open media workout that he was diagnosed with a mental health disorder and has been battling through it.
“I have nothing to prove to nobody I’m a 4 time world champion in 4 different weight classes and if I never lace up a pair of gloves again I feel like it’s safe to say I will be inducted into the #BoxingHallOfFame So I have to step back and overcome this obstacle before I go put my life on the line inside the square circle again I know I’m far from being finished with the sport SEE YALL SOON,” he added.