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Broner's Tweets Should Have Sent Fair Warning To All

By Keith Idec

Anyone who follows Adrien Broner on Twitter probably wasn’t all that surprised the former WBO super featherweight champion didn’t make weight Friday and again this morning.

The ever-brash Broner (23-0, 19 KOs) tweeted numerous pictures during training camp that indicated the Cincinnati native didn’t exactly eat properly while training for his fight tonight against Vicente Escobedo.

He tweeted photos of Twinkies and a Twix Ice Cream Bar on Sunday, a picture from a McDonald’s parking lot Saturday and a bag of Skittles on July 1. His message that went with the Twinkies photo stated “I’m addicted.” Broner wrote with the Twix picture, “Had to get it.” And “Popping them skittle” was what he wrote with the Skittles photo.

Earlier July 1, the 22-year-old Broner posted a twitter photo of him eating what he called “chips” out of a cup. On June 30, he tweeted breakfast photos that included a box of Honey Bunches of Oats cereal, HERSHEY’S Caramel Syrup and milk. On June 28, Broner released a photo of a large ice cream sundae, along with the message, “This is just how I get down in camp haaaaa.”

On June 25, Broner’s meal of choice appeared to be a hot dog, with mustard, ketchup and relish, a container of Nestle Dibs frozen snacks and a frozen, carbonated Icee drink.

The fatty food clearly contributed to the unbeaten Broner weighing in at 133½ pounds Friday for a defense of his 130-pound world title fight against Vicente Escobedo (26-3, 15 KOs) tonight in Cincinnati (10 p.m. EDT; HBO). According to a reported agreement between the fighters’ camps, Broner wasn’t supposed to weigh more than 140 pounds at another weigh-in this morning.

Otherwise, Escobedo’s representatives said he wouldn’t box Broner in the main event of a “Boxing After Dark” broadcast from U.S. Bank Arena because Broner’s size advantage would be dangerous for the 2004 Olympian from Woodland, Calif. Broner weighed 143 pounds this morning, and so far Escobedo's team is refusing to fight.

Weighing 133½ on Friday cost Broner a fine of $60,000, 20 percent of his $300,000 purse. The fine money was split 50-50 between Escobedo, who reportedly was contracted to make $150,000 for the fight, and the Ohio Athletic Commission.

Keith Idec covers boxing for The Record and Herald News, of Woodland Park, N.J., and BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by S H A R K B O Y on 07-21-2012

I didn't really care for his antics outside of the ring, but doing this twice in a row is a disgrace for the sport.

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 07-21-2012

"Oh he's an idiot, fk him. But wait! It's all good if he fights good competition at 135." -A so called boxing fan.

Comment by Bushbaby on 07-21-2012

Sounds like a dumba$$ to me.........that's about it.

Comment by Briandl on 07-21-2012

Never liked or disliked the guy in particular, like all young boxers I was still waiting for his chance to either be exposed, or prove himself as a legit fighter, which to me he hasn't. Getting a vacant title is…

Comment by -Kev- on 07-21-2012

Tried too hard to copy Floyd. Just goes to show, nobody works harder than Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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