Jerome Broner (born July 28, 1989) is an American professional
boxer. He is a four weight world champion, having previously held
the WBC lightweight, WBO super featherweight and WBA welterweight
and super lightweight titles. He reached a peak position of #6 pound
for pound by The Ring magazine.
became a three division world champion by the age of 23. He is a Cincinnati
native, who started boxing when he was 6 years old, and stated that
the sport saved him from a life on the streets.
Broner is an orthodox fighter with decent speed, power and boxing
skills, who has widely drawn comparisons to Floyd Mayweather Jr.,
due to his implementation of the 'shoulder roll' defensive tatic and
counterpunching skills, and also for his persona outside of the ring.
Adrien Broner is a boxer who turned professional
on May 31, 2008 and scored three consecutive first round knockouts
against Allante Davis, David Warren Huffman and Ramon Flores. In Broner's
fourth fight he faced Terrance Jett at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas
on the undercard of the Ricky Hatton vs Paulie Malignaggi fight. Broner
defeated Jett with a stoppage in the sixth round. In Broner's fifth
professional fight and final of 2008, he faced Scott Furney on the
undercard of Oscar De La Hoya vs Manny Pacquiao fight. Broner stopped
Furney in the first round bringing his record to 5(5)-0-0.
January 2009 he was forced to go the distance with Jose Alfredo Lugo,
at the Staples Center on the undercard of Shane Mosley vs Antonio
Margarito. Broner returned to the ring in March scoring a unanimous
decision over Eric Ricker. Three weeks later Broner stopped Angel
Rodriguez in the fourth round. In his eighth fight Broner stepped
up to eight rounds in a hard fought fight with Fernando Quintero,
pulling out a controversial majority decision victory in a fight that
Quintero took on 4 days' notice. In June at the Staples Center Broner
met Australian William Kickett, scoring a sixth round knockout. On
the Juan Diaz vs Paul Malignaggi undercard in Houston Broner made
short work of Edgar Portillo, victory coming via stoppage in the first
round. Broner defeated Henry White Jr. via KO in September and finished
his busy year against Tommy Atencio. Broner stopped Atencio in the
first round, for the sixth time in thirteen fights. Broner then had
a fourth round stoppage victory over Roberto Acevedo. Broner fought
4 more times in 2010 against Rafael Lora, Carlos Claudio, Guillermo
Sanchez, and Ilido Julio, stopping all of them.
Broner vs Ponce
Broner took his first major step up in weight when he competed
against former super Bantamweight champion Daniel Ponce de Leon on
March 5, 2011. In what was truly a very closely contested fight, Broner
came away with a controversial unanimous decison victory. Broner got
off to a slow start, having trouble pentrating De Leon's high guard.
Broner came on strong in the fourth, hurting De Leon with a body shot.
Broner slowed down int he middle and later rounds, though landed the
cleaner shots, while De Leon proved to be the busier fighter. CompuBox
had Broner landing 126 of his 351 (36%) of his total punches, while
De Leon landed 127 of his 592 (21%) punches. Harold Lederman scored
the fight: 96-94, in Ponce De Leon's favour.
Broner's next fight
was on HBO's Boxing After dark show from Guadalajara, Mexico, Adrien
Broner took on Top 10 Super Featherweight contender Jason Litzau in
a fight scheduled for ten rounds. Broner landed combos on the ropes
late in the first, with a straight right, left hook and then a right
uppercut hurting the Minnesotan badly. He crumpled, and the ref leaped
in, seeing he was out. The official end came at 2:58 of the first
Super Featherweight title
After having no luck in securing
a fight with Ricky Burns, the former WBO super featherwight champion,
to fight him on November 26, 2011, Broner fought contender Vicente