Rougarou Responds to the Problem!
As he is prone to do, Adrien “The Problem” Broner (33-4-1, 24 KO’s) has taken to social media in yet another odd rant. While posted at the bar, drinking straight liquor, Broner thought it to be a prudent idea to air out his feelings for the public.
In the video, the inebriated Cincinnati wild man repeatedly explains how he is prominent figure in the street. According to Broner, his street transactions are so affluent that he really does not even need to box to support himself.
Although, even though he declared remaining an active boxer was not a necessity to him, it did not stop The Problem from ridiculing some of the finest competitors in the junior welterweight division.
Despite campaigning at welterweight for the last few years, Broner has recently made headlines asserting that he was going to reside at junior welterweight for the duration of his career. It would seem he was trying to shake up the pot before his arrival!
Among those that the Problem lambasted was WBA world junior welterweight champion Regis “Rougarou” Prograis (24-0, 20 KO’s). Apparently, Rougarou did not take kindly to be called trash and described as being food for fellow junior welterweight champion Jose Carlos Ramirez (25-0, 17 KO’s).
In quick fashion, the New Orleans native took to his own social media platforms to respond. Prograis began by stating that no one on the boxing world took Broner seriously, the declaration contains much more than a small grain of truth. After denigrating his credibility in the sport, Prograis stated that after his upcoming bout with Josh Taylor he wanted to see Broner in the ring ASAP!
It’s very likely, even probable, that Broner issued his inflammatory comments simply to invoke this very reaction. For years, The Problem has chosen to present himself as an obnoxious and villainous character for the television cameras.
While the gimmick has gotten quite old for many, it obviously is enough to keep acquiring major paydays. Even though he has not won a fight in two and half years, Broner miraculously stays in a high profile fight. In his last outing the Problem dropped a unanimous decision loss to the reinvigorated living legend Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao.
FIRST THINGS FIRST!
As mentioned before, Prograis must first get past the challenge of Taylor. The two will meet in the finale of the World Boxing Super Series tournament dedicated to the junior welterweight division. There has not yet been a date set for that dust-up.
Likewise, Broner has a rumored, and as yet unsigned fight with Ivan Redkach. Provided both bouts are finalized, and Broner and Prograis emerge victorious, the Problem versus the Rougarou would make for one interesting scrap.
Although, Broner must first prove that he is capable of making weight and performing well in the lower division. It has long been speculated that Broner hung around the welterweight division for so long because he had discipline problems which prevented him from making weight in the lower divisions.
If Broner v Prograis does become a reality, the fight and pre-fight smack talking would be something for the ages!
3kingsboxing will continue to monitor and report on this potential bad-blood duel.
By: Bakari Simpson