Adrien Broner (33-3, 24 KOs) will make his return to the ring against undefeated former world champion Omar Figueroa (27-0-1, 19 KOs) on April 21 in a WBC Super Lightweight Final Eliminator at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
The last time we saw Broner in the ring, he was dominated by Mikey Garcia, and three fights before the Garcia fight, Broner was dominated by Shawn Porter.
Now, Broner, 28, wants another shot at Garcia and Porter, but that does not happen without beating Figueroa.
“I’m trying to outshine everybody. I have to go crazy,” Broner said in New York City on Wednesday. “I have to rematch Mikey. I have to fight Shawn Porter. This fight is the start of the turn-up. I’m ready. Let’s get it on. He’s(Figueroa) undefeated, I’m trying to give him his first loss.”
If Broner does not get serious about his career, his time in boxing is going to run out. Figueroa is a tough opponent, and as we saw against Robert Guerrero, he has power.
At this stage of his career, Broner can’t look past any fighter, especially Figueroa.