By Dan Ambrose: Adrien ‘The Problem’ Broner calls out MMA fighter Nate Diaz for a boxing match. Some fans will see this as a sign of desperation on Broner’s part, looking to fight a non-boxer.
This move shows that Broner doesn’t have the confidence to fight a boxer, so now he’s leaning towards fighting an MMA fighter. Of course, it could be worse. Broner can call one of the YouTubers like Jake Paul or Logan Paul.
It’s doubtful that any promoter would be willing to take a chance on a fight between the 33-year-old Broner and the 37-year-old Diaz. The last thing a promoter needs is to schedule a Broner-Diaz fight, only to have Broner removed.
Former four-division world champion Broner (34-4-1, 24 KOs) recently withdrew from a scheduled fight. Umar Figueroa Jr on August 20 due to mental health issues.
Broner looked old and tired during the build-up to the Figueroa Jr. fight. It’s unclear if Broner is taking care of his physical health, as he seems to have aged a lot in the last three years, and doesn’t look like the fighter he was at the zenith of his career between 2011 & 2013.
Broner hasn’t fought in 20 months, and he looks awful all over Jovanie Santiago through a 12-question round decision on February 20, 2021.
“Adrien Broner: @natediaz209 you’re coming to boxing I’ll give you everything you ask for #LETSGETIT🆎” said Adrien Broner on Instagram:
There are doubts that a fight between Broner and Diaz will sell because it has been years since AB has done anything in boxing. Broner’s career has been on the decline since his loss to Marcos Maidana in 2013. This loss for Broner was the first slide in his career.
Since losing to Maidana, Broner has lost to Shawn Porter, Mikey Garcia, and Manny Pacquiao.
During this time, Broner had little success for the circus level fight against Nate Diaz for sale.
If you don’t count Broner’s controversial results on Santiago, Adrian Granados, and Jessie Vargashis last clear win was over Ashley Theophane in 2016.
Broner was never as good as some fans made him out to be. During his peak from 2011 to 2013, his best wins came against the following fighters:
- Eloy Perez
- Antonio Demarco
- Vincent Escobedo
- Daniel Ponce Deleon
- Jason Litzau
- Gavin Rees
- Paulie Malignaggi