Former four-division titleholder Adrien “The Problem” Broner is officially set for a Feb. 20 return on Showtime, which was announced on tonight’s Leo-Fulton broadcast, but he still has no opponent signed.
Broner (33-4-1, 24 KO) hasn’t fought since a listless performance in defeat against Manny Pacquiao in Jan. 2019, and hasn’t won a fight since a debatable decision over Adrian Granados in 2017, going 0-2-1 in his last three.
At 31, there’s still time for Broner to be a player at 140 or 147, but the reality is he’s not been on a strong run of form by any means. He’s just 6-4-1 in his last 11 fights, and has struggled when in against serious contenders. He’s also had a lot of trouble outside of the ring, but has recently said he’s overcoming some of those issues, and re-focusing on his ring career, which has been very lucrative over the years. His Instagram account is a lot more focused these days, for sure, if that means much of anything.
Given we’re less than a month out, don’t expect a big name opponent; that was never in the cards anyway, with the original idea being Pedro Campa, then prospect Michel Rivera, but it looks like it won’t be either of them (it’s definitely not Campa). The idea behind this fight will be for Broner to get active, get going again, and start moving forward once more.