Adrien Broner, nicknamed “The Problem,” is an American professional boxer who held the WBA light welterweight title from 2015 to 2016.
He was born on July 28, 1989, in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, as Adrien Jerome Broner.
Broner has a twin brother named Andre “Dre Day” Broner.
Adrien started boxing at the age of six.
He turned professional on May 31, 2008. His first win was in May 2008 vs. Allante Davis. In the same year, Broner won four more fights against David Warren Huffman, Ramon Flores, Terrance Jett, and Scott Furney.
In March 2011, he captured the WBO Inter-Continental super featherweight title in a fight against Daniel Ponce de Leon.
On November 26, 2011, Adrien won the vacant WBO super featherweight title after he defeated Vicente Martín Rodríguez via KO.
On June 22, 2013, Broner won the bout vs. Paulie Malignaggi by twelve rounds split decision. The match was held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. ”This was a tremendous win for me,” Adrien said in his postfight interview. ”I mean, who’s doing it like me? Nobody.”
In December 2013, Adrien suffered his first pro loss against Marcos Maidana. ”I’m still going to live like we won the fight,” Broner said in a post-match interview. ”I’m still going to party.”
”I had to show a lot of heart to win this fight,” Marcon said. He added: ”I did what I had to do to win.”
On May 3, 2014, Broner won the vacant WBA International super lightweight title in a match against Carlos Molina. ”I definitely looked good and got the victory,” Adrien said after the fight. ”As you can see, I didn’t have any trouble.”
On August 14, 2014, he retained the WBA International super-lightweight title after defeating Emanuel Taylor via unanimous decision.
In October 2015, Adrien won a belt in a fourth weight division after he defeated Russian Khabib Allakhverdiev at US Bank Arena in front of 5,932 fans. “No question, Broner won it,” Khabib said. ”He was better than I was tonight.”
”Everything was on point,” Adrien said. ”Tonight, everything was working.”
On April 1, 2016, Adrien defended his WBA light-welterweight title against Ashley Theophane. He won via TKO.
vs. Manny Pacquiao
On January 19, 2019, Adrien lost a fight against Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The judges scored the bout 116-112, 116-112, and 117-111 in favor of Pacquiao. Adrien connected in 50 of his 295 punches, while Pacquiao landed 112 of his 568 attempts.
“I beat him, everybody out there know I beat him,” Broner said after the match. He added: ”I controlled the fight, he was missing. I hit him clean more times. I beat him.”
The fight sold 400,000 pay-per-view buys and $6 million from the tickets sold.
In early November 2020, Adriene was tossed in jail by a judge in Cleveland after holding him in contempt of court as part of a civil lawsuit filed by a woman in December 2019. She accused Broner of forcibly kissing her at a nightclub during the 2018 NBA Finals.
He was later ordered by a Cleveland judge to pay a woman $830,000. In October 2020, Broner claimed that he had only $13 in cash; however, he later posted on Instagram a video of himself handling what he claimed was $100k in cash on a table.
“Stay off Instagram,” Judge Nancy Margaret Russo said. ”Think about how much trouble Instagram has caused for you. And for what?”
On February 20, 2021, Broner defeated Puerto Rican Jovanie Santiago via a unanimous decision (117-110, 116-111, 115-112). It was his first victory in over four years. The fight averaged 288,000 viewers on Showtime.
In November 2015, Adrien Broner married Arie Nicole — also known as Arienne Gazaway or Miss Louiebags on social media.
Broner spent $137k on the wedding ring (an 18 karat yellow gold ring with a 6 carat diamond in the center).
In 2016, the two broke up and got back together.
They probably got married on an undisclosed date as Broner called Arie ”his wife” on Instagram.
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They have three kids together:
- Adrien Broner (b. in February 2015);
- Aalayah Broner (b. in March 2016);
- Ahseir Broner (b. in March 2020).
Broner has other children from previous relationships.
5 ft 6+1⁄2 in (169 cm)
”I came into town, and I got his belt and his girl.”
”Anything is tough when you have a lot of things coming your way.”
”I’m 23, but I got a brain like I’m 32, man.”
”It doesn’t matter what competition it is. I make it all look easy.”
”I’m someone who never looked for the easy way out.”
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Adrien Broner – Net Worth
Broner earned most of his wealth from fighting in professional boxing matches. His current professional record is 34 wins (24 by KO), 4 losses, and one draw.
Adrien received at least $2.5 million for his fight against Pacquiao and $1.25 million for his win against Carlos Molina.
In 2016, Broner bought a mansion in Atlanta for $6 million. Therefore, professional boxer Adrien Broner has an estimated net worth of $10 million.
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