Misfortune trailing Broner, Figueroa Jr. fight

By Daily Sports on February 14, 2018

Views: 1,393

Misfortune seems to be following Adrien Broner and his opponent for his next fight Omar Figueroa Jr. ahead of their scheduled April 21st fight on Showtime Boxing.

Broner (33-3, 23 KOs) was charged with a misdemeanor sexual battery charge on Tuesday from an incident that took place Monday in Atlanta at a shopping mall.

For his part, the 28-year-old Figueroa Jr. (27-0-1, 19 KOs) is dealing with a DUI charge for an arrest late last month on January 29th in Riverside, California. Figueroa Jr. was arrested at 3:14 a.m. on the 29th of January.

According to ESPN, Figueroa Jr. weighed 170 pounds at the time of his arrest, which means he has to shed 30 pounds for him to get down to the 140 lb. weight limit for the fight with Broner on April 21.

Broner weighed 160 lbs. for his arrest last Monday, so he’s got to lose 20 lbs. Figueroa Jr. will likely lose 10 pounds of fat during his training camp, and then dehydrate to lose the other 20 pounds to make weight. Losing 20 lbs. of water weight won’t be a problem for Figueroa Jr.

TMZ Sports had video of Broner’s arrest on Monday for his charge of sexual battery for allegedly groping a woman at a shopping mall. Broner was wondering why TMZ didn’t jump all over Figueroa’s DUI arrest.

Broner said this on his social media site about Figueroa’s DUI arrest from last January:

”So y’all don’t want to put this on @tmz_tv @theshaderoom @balleralert @mymixtapez @worldstar…… this the Mf I’m fighting doe ha ha ha ha ha ha [expletive] it keep turning up @omarfigueroajr I’m bout to beat yo drunk ass den buy you a shot 😂😂😂😂#April21st”

Broner vs. Figueroa Jr. could wind up taking place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York April, 21.

•Photo shows Adrien Broner.


Source Daily Sports

Posted February 14, 2018


You may also like...
Musa continues to bank on Pillars unbeaten run...

What next? Chelsea manager Antonio Conte declares: I...

Batistuta: You can’t teach art of goalscoring

Kenya stripped of 2018 CHAN hosting rights

Liverpool, Chelsea battle for Joseph Hungbo

Stars light up Euro 2016, others flop


Latest News Barcelona Eye Nigerian Duo •Club Target Osimhen Wins Ligue 1 Player Of The Month Award Eto’o Out Of Fifa U-17 World Cup Sunday Mba Targets Return To Football After Two-Year Absence WRESTLING: Onyebuchi Wins Gold, Genesis Settles For Silver At World Beach Games FIFA To Pay Injured Uzoho’s Wages Nasarawa United Triumph, An Open Vista For Greater Achievements — Wambai NFF 1st Vice President Seyi Akinwunmi Wins 2019 Ahlan Cup Award Manchester City & Liverpool Hit With UEFA Fines For Crowd Disturbances Emery Hails 'Improved' Ozil But Makes No Promises Deng Retires After Signing One-Day Deal With Chicago Bulls Man United Chief Backs Solskjaer, Hits Out At 'Insults', 'Myths' El Clasico Postponed Due To Security Concerns


Most Read Rangers International going, going . . . (45,957 views) Amaju Pinnick: A cat with nine lives (37,937 views) Missing $150,000 IAAF Grant: Solomon Dalung’s Hide and Seek game (36,516 views) Sports Development: Zenith Bank on the zenith (36,160 views) Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje’s solid footprints, commitment to sports development in Kano State (35,160 views) Current issues in Nigerian sports: Matters arising (35,069 views) Second Term: Amaju Pinnick, Other NFF Heavyweights Home to Roost •How Pinnick Broke the Jinx (34,740 views) Olopade, BET9A wave of revolution in NNL (34,176 views) Commonwealth Games 2018: Shame of Muhammadu Buhari, Solomon Dalung (33,742 views) NFF Presidency: Pinnick, Maigari, Ogunjobi, Okoye in Battle for Supremacy (33,245 views) Ibrahimovic’s Man U exit: Whose decision is it? And in whose interest? (31,511 views) John Mikel Obi: Segun Odegbami’s Outrageous Call! (30,946 views)




News Athletics (303) Basketball (185) Boxing (570) Columnists (495) Euro Soccer Update (5727) Fans Assembly (4) From the Grassroots (56) Golf (76) Interviews (14) Live Commentary (4) News (5682) NPL Glo Premier League (1057) People and Places (22) Readers Parliament (6) Tennis (598)




Phone numbers

Tel: +234(0)8066020976

Email addresses


Office address

No 3, Adetoun Close, Off College Road, Ogba, Ikeja Lagos.
Website: www.dailysportsng.com

Social Media