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Adrien Broner accused of violent armed robbery

Adrien Broner has been accused of violently attacking a man outside of a bowling alley after losing thousands of dollars to him in high-stake bets.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Adrien Broner is back in the news once again. And once again it isn't for good reasons. TMZ is reporting that the junior welterweight champion is a wanted man after Broner allegedly attacked a man outside of a Cincinnati bowling alley around 3:30am back on January 21st. Broner has been charged with felonious assault and aggravated robbery and has warrant out for his arrest.

The alleged victim tells police that Broner was upset after he decided to call it a night and go home after Broner lost thousands of dollars to him in a series of high-stake bets at the lanes.

Broner is said to have allegedly waited for the man outside of the alley and then punched him in the face and neck, nearly knocking him unconscious. Court documents reveal that Broner "then retrieved a handgun from his vehicle, approached the victim, demanded money, then struck [the victim] in the face with a closed fist a second time, this time causing the victim to be rendered unconscious." Broner was then observed taking money out of the alleged victim's pockets before leaving the scene. The alleged victim was hospitalized, receiving stitches to close a gash on his chin.

Broner is scheduled to defend his world title against Ashley Theophane next Friday. No word on how this news impacts the fight.

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