Via Knitting Ambrosio: Adrien Broner weighed 147 lbs, and his opponent Bill Hutchinson weighed 145.5 lbs at Thursday’s weigh-in for this Friday night’s 10-round competition at Casino Miami. The Broner-Hutchinson event will be shown on FIT for $24.99 at 6:50 p.m. ET.
an easy sign was picked for 33-year-old Broner to boost 34-year-old Hutchinson’s confidence (20-2-4.9 KOs), but when you’ve been out of the ring for a long time by AB, nothing is certain. .
It will be interesting to see if King keeps Broner in the second fight if he loses to Hutchinson, looks lousy, or if PPV bombs lousy. It wouldn’t be in the King’s favor to pour money into keeping Broner around if he lost to this leveled gladiator.
Broner is being given the chance, perhaps his last, to try to revive his career. Promoter Don King hopes that Broner (34-4-1, 24 KOs) can be the fighter he was more than 11 years ago before being battered by Marcos Maidana and seemingly permanently ruined.
Former four-weight world champion Broner looks skinny and young, but it makes no difference if he just can’t let go.
Also, if Broner wants to compete at 140, he’s headed for failure because he doesn’t have enough strength to compete with top dogs or even competitors in that weight class.
That was proven when Broner lost to little Mikey Garcia and struggled against Adrian Granados and Jovanie Santiago. The only thing that makes sense is that Broner loses more weight and goes back to the 130 lb class because that’s the only class where he’s shown to have any real success.
If Broner were to compete at 135, he’d be torn apart by all the talented boxers in that weight class, and there are plenty of people who can knock the daylight of life out of his fossilized shell. what is left of AB.
“Well, Adrien Broner is using Hutch, as they call him, to fight back. He’s trying to prove that his talent yesterday will
back here today, and he has a record of maintaining and proving that dream by having four world titles,” said promoter Don King. fight about the return of Adrien Broner after 2 and a half years out of the ring.
“Money is sentimental, don’t say I’m not trying to make a profit, but it’s something casually given to people. That means not giving them a title fight as head but giving them collective heads.
“Now, after Adrien Broner was announced as having a problem and everyone was against him, no one wanted to help him, and then they tried to convince me not to.
try to help him.
“When I told them trouble was my middle name, all the little problems I had with people like Larry Holmes. Now Adrien Broner comes in for a necessary hour because he wants to go back and prove in his own words that he wants to be able to unify and defend, and at the same time he wants to win new titles; he wants to reclaim his glory
and that’s why we say return to Glory.
“For me, as a fan, that would be the one who wants it most, but as a promoter, I have to say, I have to face what is true. Adrien Broner has sold at least a million buys and so he founded
I’m a four-champion winner. Hutch didn’t do that. He does not have
lost a battle, but he never held a title.
“So therefore, we have to go for the fans, and the fans are what go with me. People are my most important asset. So you have an interesting situation here, and in addition, we have the coefficients. We don’t call them undercards,” said King.