Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Adrien Broner: It's Possible That I'll Be Back on May 4

By Jake Donovan

Adrien Broner helped lend credence to the rumors of a potentially stacked May 4 pay-per-view telecast.

The unbeaten lightweight titlist is good friends with pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr., who is confirmed to return to the ring on May 4 against an opponent to be determined. The very short list of candidates includes Robert Guerrero and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez. Most believe that it will be Guerrero, with Alvarez fighting in a separate co-main event on the card to help drum up interest for a possible showdown later in the year.

Broner’s name has been mentioned for placement in supporting capacity on the undercard, even suggested by Mayweather in a video that saw the two casually talk shop over a meal. The conversation never seemed to pick up much steam, especially with Broner still slated to face former 140 lb. titlist, Wales’ Gavin Rees on HBO next month at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

The bout marks the first defense of the lightweight belt Broner snatched from Antonio DeMarco in one-sided fashion last November, which took place at the same venue as next month’s fight. The spacing between fights is a mere three months, roughly the same turnaround required to prepare for a May 4 showing in Las Vegas.

Of course, there are several matters to sort out. Mayweather’s opponent will likely be announced by then, if not in the next few days. The undercard has plenty of time to be sorted out, which means the event handlers can take a wait-and-see approach until February 16.

Broner remains focused on the task at hand, which is getting past Rees, who fights for the first time in the United States. That said, he also doesn’t at all rule out the possibility of fighting on the same card as his fighting friend.

“With Adrien Broner, anything is possible,” Broner acknowledged when pressed for the subject during a recent media conference call to otherwise promote his Feb. 16 fight. "I don’t get hit that much and my fights don’t last that long. I got speed and I have power in both hands. It only takes one mistake for it to be over – and that goes for me and for him.  

"That said, If I do come out of this fight untouched, there is a great possibility I will be on that May 4 card.

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com. Follow Jake on Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

Tags: Adrien Broner image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by shoog on 01-11-2013

Broner could bust Reeses pieces ass up and then Ricky the Runner on the same damn card. Trust me he'll be good to go in May.

Comment by Chex31 on 01-11-2013

[QUOTE=DempseyRollin;12905756]floyd should be fighting guerrero, canelo should be fighting trout and broner should be fighting burns. thats a stacked card rite there.[/QUOTE] Guerrero fight is very meh Canelo-Trout is good Broner-Burns is good though if those two fights don't happen,…

Comment by WESS on 01-10-2013

[QUOTE=mathed;12906134]Man I can't wait for this tool to lose so we don't have to hear about him anymore.[/QUOTE] Rees? Nobody talks about him.... if anything he's an under rated bum. However that could mean he's a big hit in Wales.…

Comment by Godsfly on 01-10-2013

looks like team broner is taking rees as a tune up for may 4th :lol1:

Comment by mathed on 01-10-2013

Man I can't wait for this tool to lose so we don't have to hear about him anymore.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (20)
Top Headlines Billy Joe Saunders vs. Avtandil Khurtsidze on July 8, Copper Box Kevin Lerena vs. Sergio Ramirez at Emperors Palace Anthony Joshua Sees No Reason To Fight in U.S. To Raise Profile Gilberto Ramirez Ready For Golovkin Next: Just Send The Contract! Jermell Charlo: Jarrett Hurd Took My Brother's Title - We Can Unify Keith Thurman: Porter Fought His Way To Earning a Rematch Carlos Castro Stays Undefeated with Decision Over Palacios Oscar Valdez Drops, Decisions Miguel Marriaga in Tough Fight Joseph Parker's Promoter Does Not Believe Hughie Fury is Injured Gilberto Ramirez Dominates Max Bursak To Retain WBO Title Shawn Porter Stops Andre Berto in Nine To Earn Thurman Shot Andre Berto vs. Shawn Porter - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jermell Charlo Knocks Charles Hatley Unconscious In 6th Round Parker's Promoter is Furious: Hughie Fury Claims He is Injured! Shakur Stevenson Makes Pro Debut, Beats Brito in Five Rounds Serrano Stops Santana; Becomes 5-Division Women’s Champ Andre Berto vs. Shawn Porter - CompuBox Historical Review Jessie Magdaleno Destroys Adeilson Dos Santos in Two Rounds Magdaleno: I'm Hungrier Now, Holding This Belt For Many Years Joseph Parker vs. Hughie Fury is OFF - Confirms WBO President LIVE Top Rank Tripleheader Results From StubHub in Carson Krzysztof Zimnoch Demolishes Michael Grant in Two Rounds Martin Murray Beats Gabe Rosado, Who Loses Temper Over Scores Khurtsidze Blasts Tommy Langford To Earn Billy Joe Saunders Arthur Abraham Punishes Robin Krasniqi, Wins WBO Eliminator Dalakian, Yegorov, Yefimovich Win WBA Title Bouts in Kiev Marriaga: Valdez Not Invincible; I'll Knock Crown Off His Head Otto Wallin Drills Gianluca Mandras in Five To Win WBA Regional Tom Farrell Beats Tommy Carus, Retains WBA Regional Juan Carlos Reveco, Jorge Sebastian Heiland Win Big in Argentina Joe Cordina Wins On Debut, Stops Jose Aguilar In Liverpool Charles Conwell Wins Pro Debut, Yuandale Evans Beats Dib Gilberto Ramirez: The Golovkin Fight Can Be Made at Any Time Tony Bellew Rules Out Retirement, Plans To Continue Fighting Joseph Parker Has One Eye On Joshua vs. Klitschko Showdown Jamie Cox Inks Promotional Pact With Eddie Hearn, Matchroom Indongo Manager Eyes Crawford Unification, Hits Back at Lipinets Trainer: Magdaleno Looks Better Now Than When He Beat Donaire Frank Warren on Flanagan-Crolla Status, Anthony Yarde Return Shawn Porter-Andre Berto: Pre-Fight Report Card
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement