Misfortune trailing Broner, Figueroa Jr. fight

By Daily Sports on February 14, 2018

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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


 

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