Adrien Broner Becomes a Free Agent After BLK Prime Split
The relationship between multi-divisional world champion Adrien Broner (34-4-1, 24 KOs) and BLK Prime is officially over and done. The multiple-divisional champion says he is a free agent and made the following announcement:
“Me and BLK Prime have decided to part ways. There’s no bad blood. They just couldn’t deliver everything that I needed at this point of my career.”
PROBLEMS FROM THE START
Broner made waves in October 2022 when he ended his long-time relationship with PBC and announced a three-fight, twelve-month, $10+ million deal with BLK Prime. He was excited about the new venture and his future. But from that moment, things have not gone smoothly.
He was to face Ivan Redkach on February 18, 2023. Unfortunately, Redkach dropped out of the fight due to managerial issues. Broner was then expected to face “Hammerin” Hank Lundy on February 25, but Lundy was scrapped. But wait, there’s more. AB was then set to face replacement opponent Michael Williams Jr on that same February 25 date. However, Williams Jr had to withdraw after fracturing his jaw in training.
WHERE COULD HE GO?
So, what does Broner do now? The pride of Cincinnati said that he is a renewed man, in great spirits, and ready to fight. He says the distractions and self-destructive tendencies that have stunted his career are a thing of the past.
From a promotional standpoint, Matchroom could be a possibility. When AB announced his deal with BLK Prime, he said he turned down an offer from Matchroom. Despite all the controversy over the years, Broner still has some cache and is a draw. Hearn has no problems with controversial figures, so long as it makes him money. The two could make amends. At age 33, he doesn’t have much time to waste. His next move is anyone’s guess.