Adrien Broner has announced he is coming back against Omar Figueroa.
Broner took to Instagram to announce he would face Figueroa on July 23 in Chicago. The fight will serve as a PBC main event. FOX will also televise the event according to BoxingScene which is the first time they will broadcast a PBC event since Christmas night. Broner’s last five fights have also taken place on Showtime.
“This shit was posed to happen years ago but I ain’t complaining see y’all in #Chiraq #July23rd #WorkOrDie,” Broner said.
As Broner said in his post, the two were booked to fight in 2018, but Figueroa pulled out with an injury. Now, the two will finally meet as both look to right their careers.
Adrien Broner (34-4-1 and one No Contest) is coming off the decision win over Jovanie Santiago back in February in his return to the sport after the decision loss to Manny Pacquiao. Before the loss to Pacquiao, he had a draw against Jessie Vargas and a decision loss to Mikey Garcia.
Broner is the former WBA super lightweight champion as being the WBA welterweight champion. He started out his career 27-0 including beating Paulie Malignaggi to win the WBA welterweight title. In his career, he holds notable wins over Gavin Rees, John Molina Jr., and Ashley Theophane among others.
Omar Figueroa (28-2-1) is on a two-fight losing streak as he suffered a stoppage loss to Abel Ramos back in May of 2021 after losing a decision to Yordenis Ugas in July of 2019. In his career, he holds notable wins over Molina Jr., Ricky Burns, Jerry Belmontes, Robert Guerrero, and Nihito Arakawa among others.
Who do you think will win Adrien Broner or Omar Figueroa?