Adrien Broner will finally see action eighteen months after his last appearance as he bids for one last run at a world title.
The four-division world champion nicknamed “The Problem” and one of the sport’s most recognizable landmarks and biggest personalities will make his long-awaited return.
Broner returns against former world champion Omar “Panterito” Figueroa. They will meet in a 12-round super featherweight showdown, live on SHOWTIME on Saturday, August 20.
The bout airs live on Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida at the Premier Boxing Champions event.
Broner vs. Figueroa
The two former champions present an intriguing contrast of styles. He will see Broner’s flashy technical skills match up against Figueroa’s high-powered, bruising offense.
Both fighters have reached incredible heights and delivered unforgettable moments throughout their careers. They will be looking to go through each other to get back into contention for the championship.
Cincinnati native Broner (34-4-1, 24 KOs) is certainly one of the most popular and flashy faces in the sport, and has quickly become known for combining top-notch boxing with a brash, outspoken personality.
By age 26, he had captured world titles at 130, 135, 140 and 147 pounds, becoming one of eight active fighters to win world championships in four divisions.
Broner has faced multiple world champions in multiple divisions such as Manny Pacquiao, Pauly Malignaggi, Marcos Maidana, Mikey Garcia and Jesse Vargas.
He last won by unanimous decision over Giovani Santiago in February 2021. Broner returns to the featherweight division, where he dominated Khabib Alakhverdiyev to win the 140-pound title in 2015.
Puelo vs Akhmedov
The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® telecast begins at 9:00 PM ET/6 PM PT. It will feature top 140-pounders Alberto Puella and Batyr Akhmedov fight for the vacant WBA super lightweight world title in the co-main event.
In an open telecast, WBA world super-bantamweight champion Roger Gutierrez defends his title against undefeated Hector Garcia.
“I really want to win this fight for my team and my country,” Puella said. “I am more than ready to make the most of this opportunity.
I’m just focused on earning this win, becoming world champion and taking on all the challenges that come after that.
“I am very happy that I will finally get another chance for the title of world champion,” said Akhmedov. “I worked very hard to achieve my goal of becoming a world champion.
“This time, I will do my best to take full advantage of this opportunity.”
Broner vs. Figueroa Tickets
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