Former champion denies allegations
3KingsBoxing.com reported early Tuesday morning that former four division champion Adrien Broner was arrested in Atlanta, Ga for Misdemeanor Sexual Battery. We also reported he had a bond hearing scheduled for 9am Tuesday morning.
Broner, 28 of Cincinnati, was released after posting a $2000 surety bond in Fulton County. He is set to return to state court on February 28th according to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Tracy Flanagan.
After being released he maintains that he is innocent as he told Channel 2 Action News when leaving the jail:
“I didn’t touch nobody. She wanted to take a picture and I didn’t want to take a picture.” said Broner.
This isn’t exactly the Ohio native’s first run in with the law. His criminal history also includes charges of robbery (2010 and 2007), aggravated robbery (2007), felonious assault (2007), gun charges (2007 and 2008), domestic violence (2008), intimidation of a witness (2008) and more.
He is scheduled to face former world champion Omar Figueroa on April 21st at the Barclays Center in New York. It will be Broner’s first bout since losing a twelve round unanimous decision to Mikey Garcia last July, at the same Brooklyn venue.
His upcoming opponent is not without legal issues of his own as 3KingsBoxing.com reported earlier he is facing charges in California for driving under the influence. There is no word if the charges of either fighter could affect the upcoming bout.
By: Chris Henderson