LAS VEGAS – Thirteen months after headlining a pay-per-view show with Manny Pacquiao at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Adrien Broner was led from that venue in handcuffs Friday.
TMZ.com reported Friday that Broner was arrested by Las Vegas police officers for refusing to leave the arena during the Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury weigh-in at the request of MGM security personnel. According to TMZ, Broner is banned from MGM Grand due to an incident that occurred in November at the expansive property on the Las Vegas strip.
When MGM security guards asked Broner to leave the weigh-in, which was open to the public Friday, he ignored them. They then called the Las Vegas Police Department for assistance.
Broner reportedly was taken to Clark County Jail following his arrest. The TMZ story stated Broner will be processed and released after being given a citation for misdemeanor trespassing.
The 30-year-old Broner (33-4-1, 24 KOs, 1 NC), a Cincinnati native, hasn’t fought since he lost a 12-round unanimous decision to the Philippines’ Pacquiao in their 12-round WBA welterweight fight in January 2019 at MGM Grand.
Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.