By Radio Rahim
As previously reported, former four division world champion Adrien Broner (32-2, 24KOs) is planning to return to the welterweight limit of 147-pounds.
Broner made a jump from 135 to 147 in 2013 and won a twelve round split decision over Paulie Malignaggi to capture the WBA welterweight crown. But in the fall of the same year he suffered his first career defeat when Marcos Maidana dropped him twice to win a twelve round decision.
After that loss, Broner dropped down to the weight class he skipped over, junior welterweight, in 2014.
He picked up four wins at junior welterweight and captured a WBA title there as well. But last Thursday, he was unable to make the division limit of 140-pounds for his scheduled defense against Ashley Theophane. He came in at 140.4 and was so dry that he immediately started drinking fluids once he stepped off the scale. The following night he stopped Theopane in nine rounds.
Now Broner is setting his sights on the top names at welterweight - including good friend, WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia (32-0, 18KOs).
"Man listen, I told you that I don't discriminate. This is a business, this is a business. At the end of the day, if me and Danny fight - we fight. But I respect Danny and love everything he's doing and want him to keep winning. I'm willing to fight anybody man. I'm trying to be the best ever, the best ever. And the best ever don't mean just being undefeated. The best ever is going out there and fighting everybody and doing your best and doing all you can do for the sport," Broner said.
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