Adrien Broner’s long-awaited fight, arranged for Feb. 25 in Atlanta against Michael Williams Jr., has actually been held off, sources informed ESPN on Friday.
Broner, who has actually run out the ring given that February 2021, is now prepared for to return in April in Atlanta, sources stated.
Williams (20-1, 13 KOs) suffered a damaged jaw in sparring today, according to his daddy, Michael Williams Sr. The up-and-coming 23-year-old was the 3rd challenger to withdraw from a Feb. 25 fight with Broner. The initial challenger was Ivan Redkach, who was changed by fellow previous title opposition Hank Lundy.
Now, Broner (34-4-1, 24 KOs) will look for a brand-new enemy for his very first bout in over 2 years. The previous four-division champ notched a questionable choice win over Jovanie Santiago in his last bout.
The 33-year-old from Cincinnati left Al Haymon’s PBC to contend under the BLK Prime banner. Broner’s success over Santiago ended a 3-fight winless streak.
The occasion post ponement implies yet another date modification for the co-main in between Tevin Farmer and Mickey Bey. BLK Prime was intending to stage its 2nd significant boxing card after its December reveal headlined by Terence Crawford’s knockout of David Avanesyan.