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Broner vs Theophane still going ahead as planned, for now

Adrien Broner's fight with Ashley Theophane on April 1 is still on, at least for now.

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Next Friday's fight between Adrien Broner and Ashley Theophane is still on, according to Ravone Littlejohn, the president of Broner's promotional company, in a report at, despite charges that Broner participated in an armed robbery in January, and an arrest warrant out for the fighter.

Broner (31-2, 23 KO) is set to defend his WBA junior welterweight title against Ashley Theophane of Mayweather Promotions in Washington, DC, headlining the first PBC on Spike card of 2016.

This could all change, of course. A "police source" in Cincinnati, where Broner is wanted for arrest, told earlier, "I seriously doubt (he will be able to fight) unless he turns himself in and makes some kind of arrangement with the court." That is a possibility, and certainly fighters have fought during ongoing legal trouble before, but we're talking a week out right now, and it's a potentially very messy situation, obviously.

But for now, yes, the Theophane fight is still on. A PBC spokesman told Mitch Abramson for The RING that it was a "legal matter for Broner to handle with his attorney."

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