Broner Back In Shape “And We Still Got Damn Near A Month Left!”

Adrien Broner Signals a Return to Form Against Cobbs!

Adrien Broner training to get in shape for a fight
Adrien Broner warns Blair Cobbs that he will be in shape for June 7 (credit: Jose Pineiro/Showtime)

Adrien Broner Warns Cobbs That He’s Sharp and In Shape!

In his next tour of duty, four-division champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner (35-4-1, 24 KO’s) will hostilely engage Blair “The Flair” Cobbs (16-1-1, 10 KO’s). For any interested parties, one great concern will revolve around what shape Broner will mosey to the ring in.

During his encounter with boxing lawyer Bill Hutchinson, The Problem looked like easy subtraction due to his poor conditioning and soft muscle tone. In his defense though, Broner had been absent from the ring for the two years prior to facing Hutchinson. Nevertheless, the Cincinnati native bit down, walked away with the W and shook off some rust.

Despite having four losses on his ledger, Broner has never been stopped. Going a step further, he was only really roughed up by Marcos Madiana. Aside from that single match, it’s very arguable that The Problem lost the other duels due more to not letting his hands go rather than being dominated. So it stands to reason that Broner does have a good amount left in the gas tank.


When recently playing the dozens, Broner advised The Flair not to think he was the same animal that shared the ring with Hutchinson.

“A lot of people thought I wasn’t going to get in shape, that I wouldn’t take it serious, but now they see me like, ‘ohh, he ain’t shaped like the lawyer no more! He ain’t in shape like that no more!’ I’m back fitting my regular clothes! I’m back training without signing shit on and we still got damn near a month left!”


On paper however, this is Broner’s duel to lose. He has achieved far more in the sport and has fought the vastly more diverse and elite competition. During his sixteen-year career, The Problem has shared the ring with such decorated boxers the likes of: Paul Malignaggi, Shawn Porter and Manny Pacquiao, to name a few.

Yet, if nothing else, this sport has proven, ‘what is likely to happen’ and ‘what actually happens’ are frequently lightyears away from each other. Just ask Devin Haney and Ryan Garcia! So, we will have to see on June 7 if Broner is indeed in shape and ready to let his hands go. Or will Cobbs skin The Problem and walk away with the most valuable scalp of his career?!

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