Adrien Broner is thinking big picture in his boxing career, after years of strange believes.
The former four-division titlist is still on the hunt for an opponent to face atop a Feb. 13 Showtime-televised tripleheader.
“I’m gonna try to fight three times this year,” Broner insisted during the most recent segment of Last Stand Podcast with Brian Custer. “Right now my weight is low, I can make [140-pounds] next week. I see myself champion again at 140.”
Broner (33-4-1, 24KOs) has not fought since a 12-round decision defeat to legendary eight-division titlist Manny Pacquiao in Jan. 2019. Regarding his ambitious future, skeptics will quickly point out that Broner’s last three fights cover a span of 3 ½ years dating back to a July 2017 points loss to then-unbeaten Mikey Garcia.
In fact, it’s been nearly four years since the last time Broner saw his hand raised in victory.
Recent videos and photos bear witness to a slimmer and fitter Broner, who has lost nearly 40 pounds since entering training camp as he remains focused on conquering the 140-pound division. That journey begins with his next fight in February, with expectations of a fifth title reign and restoration as one of the sport’s leading attractions by year’s end.
“I definitely believe you will see in a Pay-Per-View fight this year,” believes Broner, whose Jan. ’19 Showtime PPV headliner with Pacquiao sold 400,000 views.
“I will look good. After this next fight, everyone will know that Twin is back. The way I’m feeling and the way I’m looking right now in sparring, [a major title will come] probably by my next fight.”