Although details remain sketchy, WBC lightweight champion “The Problem” Adrien Broner was charged with battery after biting someone on their forearm during an altercation at a Miami nightclub called LIV at 3 a.m. on Monday.
Broner (26-0, 22 KOs), who last exited the squared circle on February 16 with a fifth round TKO triumph over Welshman Gavin Rees, posted a $1,500 bond to return to the streets.
“They tried to keep a nigga locked down in MIA,” tweeted Broner, 23, who is often compared to “Pretty Boy” Floyd Mayweather due to dominating roughly 300 amateur pugilists.
Eager to add 12 pounds to get to 147, “The Problem” is expected to scrap WBA welterweight titleholder Paulie Malignaggi on June 22 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Broner, a cocky and flamboyant wunderkind who is ranked as the number one lightweight in the world by BoxRec and the sixth preeminent pound-for-pound pugilist by The Ring, is one of the most gifted prizefighters in recent memory.
With a proper mindset, it’s hard to envision anyone trumping the native Cincinnatian.
However, Broner has long seemed more than a tad off and this incident is very disconcerting.
Ultimately, don’t be surprised if “The Problem” is the man to stop Adrien Broner.