Adrien Broner Promises Change: “It’s Time To Make This Shit Work”

Has Adrien Broner Finally Made a Change for the Better?

Adrien Broner promises change and to take boxing seriously
Adrien Broner | Credit: Esther Lin

Adrien Broner Swears Off Drinking and Partying to Focus on Boxing

Multi-divisional champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner (34-4-1, 24KO) claims to have finally made significant lifestyle changes after realizing everyone had turned their backs on him.


Once upon a time, Broner was viewed as the heir to the Mayweather throne. However, that was before he dropped a handful of poor performances in high-profile fights against the likes of Marcos Maidana, Mikey Garcia, Sean Porter, and Manny Pacquiao. His career spiraled further out of control with some very publicized lows that made him more infamous than famous.

As the years rolled by, fans grew tired of being disappointed while waiting on a change that never came. After taking a two-year hiatus, the Ohioan resurfaced with a supposed fight against former WBC lightweight champion Omar Figueroa. However, he pulled out with mental health issues.


In October 2022, Broner announced a new partnership with BLK Prime following a divorce from Premier Boxing Champions. During an interview with Fight Hub TV, Broner was very candid in explaining the reason behind making the much-needed lifestyle change.

“I had to dig myself out of a dark place, man. I don’t think a lot of people understand. But, I’m here now, and I’m on top of it, and it’s time to make this shit work.”

“I really looked myself in the mirror and said, ‘Fuck it. No more drinking, no more partying. The only way that I can dig myself out of this hole is boxing’.”

The Problem was brutally honest when asked what brought about this new outlook.

“What made me really say fuck it and do it is because I felt like everybody was just looking at me and saying fuck me . . . the way I was getting handled and the way I was getting treated, it was like, ‘fuck him’.”

The boxing community has heard this before, but there seems to be a certain amount of sincerity this time coming from Broner.

Has he finally woken up and changed? Fans will find the answer to that question by watching the multi-divisional champion in a welterweight battle with Michael Williams Jr on BLK Prime, on February 25.

By: Adrien Broner

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Garrisson Bland - Head of Public Relations/Senior Journalist. Garrisson is the Head of Public relations for as well as a senior writer. He is also the host of YouTube boxing show "Truth And Facts Sports Talk."