Via Allan Fox: Ivan Redkach will be looking to spoil the return of Adrien ‘The Problem’ Broner on February 18 when the two meet in the opening sequence on BLK Prime PPV in Atlanta, Georgia.
Losing to Redkach would ruin what remains of Broner’s career, as he looks worse than shot since 2013.
There’s no question that 36 year old Redkach can beat journeyman Broner, when he was shot beyond imagination. With the massive abs that Broner needs to trim to hit his 147 lb limit for the Redkach game, his training camp will be a… fat farmand he won’t get the job he needs to win.
The real question is whether the umpire will award Redkach the win if the game goes far as we’ve seen Broner take vantage points in many of his games since 2011.
Will Redkach be robbed by the judges if he doesn’t take down Broner on February 18?
You could argue that Broner’s real profile should be 31-9Not 34-4-1 because he deserves defeat in these battles:
- Jovanie Santiago
- Jessie Vargas
- Paulie Malignaggi
- Daniel Ponce De Leon
- Adrian Granados
As we’ve seen in those bouts, it’s not easy to make a decision against the famous Broner unless you put it on him the way Marcos Maidana, Manny Pacquiao and Shawn Porter did.
Redkach (23-6-1, 18 KOs) is not a top contender. However, he has a great chance to beat former four-division world champion Broner, who hasn’t shone since his win over Ashley Theophane.
Broner (34-4-1, 24 KOs) joins the fight with Redkach for what should be lost streak five games. In Broner’s view since 2017, Redkach had an excellent shot to beat him.
It’s unclear why BLK Prime chose to try to revive Broner’s shattered career, as he’s just a shadow of the boxer he’s been since his loss to Marcos Maidana in 2012.
In almost every fight since then, Broner has struggled, not looking like a boxer as he moves in the 130 and 135 lb weight classes.
If BLK Prime doesn’t have a clause in their three-match contract that allows them to terminate the deal if Broner is eliminated in their first fight against them on February 18, they will have a hard time in the other two matches against AB, which he might as well lose if they insist on making him fight an opponent.
Losing to a non-candidate like Redkach would show Broner’s inability to beat a top 15 contender. We saw last year Broner get sidelined by sideline contender Jovanie Santiago. overcome. Broner looked lost to Santiago and should have been given the wrong decision in the 12th round, but amazingly, the referees gave AB the win.
“We can’t have money on the table. This is the part of my career where I make as much money as possible and make my career as lucrative as possible and end the way I want, and they [BLK Prime] give me a chance to do it,” said Adrien Broner to Artist KO Sports.
“I wouldn’t say this is ‘You must have forgotten’, because Roy Jones’ situation is Roy Jones’ situation, but you won’t forget me. All it takes is February when I come and shine, everything will be back to money.
“I’m trying to set goals for myself and take it one step at a time. I cannot look to the future.
“That’s the fight I want for him. Go get ten million for that,” Broner said of Terence Crawford’s big eight-figure payday given to him by BLK Prime to battle janitor David Avanesyan last Saturday night on pay-per-view.
“We’ve never been without something like that,” Broner said when asked if Crawford had been unfairly criticized by fans for fighting Avanesyan. “Fuck [BLK Prime] say, ‘You want to fight whoever you want to fight, and I’ll pay you ten million for it.’
“Surname [Premier Boxing Champions] just trying to let him [Crawford] one there is no guarantee to fight Godzilla [Errol Spence].
“Hell nah. Is there any guarantee to fight Godzilla?” Broner said when asked if he would agree to a non-guaranteed deal from the PBC if a bout against IBF/WBA/WBC welterweight champion Spence was offered to him.
“Then you are [BLK Prime] Will give him ten million guarantees to fight you? Damned. I think we’ll see it, and I honestly think we’ll see it on BLK Prime,” Broner said.