By Carlos Boogs, Ryan Burton
On February 18th, former four division world champion Adrien "The Problem" Broner (32-2, 24 KOs) will headline a hometown card when he takes on hard-hitting contender Adrian Granados (18-4-2, 12 KOs).
The fight will headline a Showtime televised card from the Cintas Center at Xavier University in Cincinnati.
It will be Broner's first bout since last April, when he stopped Ashley Theophane. Last year's inactivity is largely due to his now resolved legal issues - which stemmed from an incident in January 2016, when it was alleged that Broner had assaulted a male associate over a high-stakes bowling game.
During a recent interview, trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. was asked for his opinion regarding Broner's return and he was far from complimentary.
"I didn't even know that son of a b*tch was fighting. Who in the hell is Broner? He can't fight that damn good, that's one damn thing for sure," Mayweather Sr. stated.
There has always been some odd animosity between Broner and Mayweather Sr. Although Broner and Floyd Mayweather Jr. are close friends - the elder Mayweather has never been a fan of "The Problem." Some believe the animosity first began when Broner was constantly being compared to Mayweather Jr. - a comparison that always angered Mayweather Sr.
Mayweather Sr. does believe that he can help Broner become a much better fighter - and assist him in winning another world championship.
"Did I claim myself a master or am I a master? It's one of the two. Because guess what? I have made more champions than anybody in this f***ing town [of Las Vegas]. I made 15 champions," Mayweather Sr. said. "I can help [Broner]."