By Adam Baskin: Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis visited Adrien ‘Trouble’ Broner at training camp today. Former four-division world champion Broner (34-4-1, 24 KOs)
Broner, 33, posted a photo of himself and Tank Davis in the gym. Adrien seems to have lost weight and has a much better look to him than when he was scheduled to face Omar Figueroa last summer on August 20th.
Despite having plenty of talent, Broner has failed to capitalize on it, fighting just once in the past three years. Broner needs to get in shape and continue working with his career to get more mileage out of the next three to four years.
Adrien is still young at 33 years old and could easily take another world title if he gets the chance to go to the weight classes he has enjoyed success with, fighting at 130 and 135.
For the fans who said Broner couldn’t get back to that weight, they were wrong. With a good bodybuilder, hard work in the gym, and time on the road, he will lose it.
Broner needs a Deontay Wilder trainer Malik Scott to help him get back to 130 or 135 because he helped the Bronze Bomber trim from 238 to 214 lbs for his last fight.
If Wilder can lose 24 lbs of muscle and still retain his power and strength, Broner should be able to drop 17 pounds to get down to 130 or 12 lbs to get back into the hot 135-lb division.
It’s not a good idea for Broner to fight at 140 or 147 because he doesn’t have the ability to compete in either of those weight classes.
To fight the best in those weight classes, one needs to be fast, hand or strong, and strong, and fight hard. This is not enough for Adrien to be competing at heavyweight or welterweight.
If Broner can move back to the 130-lb division, he can use Shakur Stevenson’s move to 135 and go after the WBC & WBO belts. At super featherweight, Broner’s main competition will be the following fighters:
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- Joe Cordina
- Chris Colbert
- Hector Luis Garcia
- Shavkat Rakhimov
- Robson Conceicao