Adrien Broner is currently in negotiations to face Ivan Redkach!
Negotiations are taking place for a fall bout between Adrien Broner (33-4-1, 24KO) and Ivan Redkach (23-4-1, 18KO). The bout would be contested at welterweight and in many ways, is a crossroads bout for both men.
Loud, talkative, controversial and unpredictable, you don’t know what you will get from the fighter known as “AB.” To many, Broner is a man of unfulfilled potential who had the ability to be a truly great fighter.
He squandered his career away due to his constant out-of-ring troubles, as well as his inconsistencies inside the ring. As a result, he has not won a fight in two years!
In spite of his issues the fact remains for the record, Broner is a four-time, four-division world champion. For all of his foibles, you can’t take those accomplishments away from him. All the same, he can be highly problematic.
AB has done multiple things to hurt himself both in and out of the ring. However, the fighter from Cincinnati continues to not only get fights, but put butts in seats. So while being boxing’s ultimate lightning rod, fans want to still see Broner fight, for better or worse.
If Broner is viewed through the lens of what could have been, Radkach is viewed by many as the fighter that never was! Having been unable to take the next step when the level competition rose, the Los Angeles based Ukrainian has lately started to get the label as an also-ran; a fighter who continues to plug along, but would not do anything noteworthy.
Then came the night of June 1, when Radkach faced former super lightweight and welterweight champion Devon Alexander. An underdog going in who was also fighting at a career-high 148 ½ pounds, Redkach knocked down Alexander three times en route to a six-round stoppage win. Just like that, Redkach’s career has been resurrected.
For the Ukrainian, a fight with Broner would be the result of his surprising win over Alexander, which granted him one more, and possibly a final opportunity. It’s his biggest opportunity as a pro and would represent a career-best win. A loss would mean Redkach should think about hanging them up.
When it comes to Broner it would be nice for him to finally get a win on his record. Who knows, maybe we will see a rededicated fighter because a loss to Redkach would be really bad on his record and take him to a new low in his career.
If the fight happens, many would bicker, moan and complain. However, we all know many would still watch. Stay tuned to 3KingsBoxing for further details.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.