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 Kell Brook vs. Errol Spence - CompuBox Historical Review Kell Brook-Errol Spence: Pre-Fight Report Card Salido Aims To Be Impressive, Feels Lomachenko Has Improved Photos: Michael Conlan, Mike Alvarado, Saucedo Get Wins Frank Warren Tabs Errol Spence To Beat Kell Brook in Sheffield Kell Brook: I'll Prove Everyone Wrong Again Against Spence Hearn Recalls How He Failed to Convince Brook to Skip Spence Brook's Trainer: Spence is Brave, But Not Qualified to Beat Brook Frank Warren: Future of British Boxing is in Safe Hands Manuel Ceballos Squares Off Against Cesar Reynoso in Yucatan George Groves: I Still Feel I'm Better Than Carl Froch, Badou Jack Leo Santa Cruz vs. Abner Mares II in Play For September 9 Roach Admits Concern: Horn Can Punch, He's Pretty Impressive Golovkin, Thurman Trainers Explain How Brook Can Beat Spence Kanat Islam Continues Streak With Twelve Round Decision Win Errol Spence Explains What Led Him on a Path To Boxing Errol Spence Jr.'s Moment Of Truth Miguel Cotto Slams Critics Calling For Him To Retire From Boxing Jose Pedraza vs. Jamel Herring on Guerrero-Figueroa Card Conlan, Saucedo, Mike Alvarado, Mean Machine Win in Chicago Mayweather-McGregor: Showtime on Board, Confirms Espinoza Andrew Selby in Line For Daigo Higa With WBC Eliminator Win Joshua-Klitschko II: There Will Be HBO, Showtime Collaberation Shane Mosley Has To Pay Ex-Wife 75K in Defamation Lawsuit Photos: Orlando Salido vs. Aristides Perez - Official Weights Conlan May Get Step-Up Foe on Pacquiao-Horn, Says Macklin Groves vs. Chudinov To Be Streamed on Facebook, Youtube Francisco Vargas Had Surgery on Eyebrows, Wants November Date Ward-Kovalev Rematch: NSAC Has Assigned Three American Judges Mayweather: I Can't Overlook McGregor, Only Lost on The Ground! Cotto vs. Kamegai, Berchelt vs. Miura Picked By BoxNation Brook To Spence: You've Got To Take It, Rip it Out of My Hands Spence: It’s Time to Shut Up, Glove Up & Go to War With Brook Kermit Cintron vs. Tyrone Brunson Set For June 24th Kell Brook vs. Errol Spence - Extra Security Measures in Place Photos: Kell Brook, Errol Spence - Ripped and Ready For War! Warren Admits: If Saunders is Not 100%, Khurtsidze Will Beat Him Joe Smith's Promoter on LA Return, Possibility of Monaghan Bout Salido Returns, Looks Forward To Vasyl Lomachenko Rematch Kell Brook Weighs in at 146½ ; Errol Spence Comes in at 146¼
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement