Adrien “The Retired” Broner retires again

LOS ANGELES – It is official.

Adrien Broner has retired more times this year than he has fought

Broner confirmed his fourth retirement following the the Errol Spence Jr.-Shawn Porter welterweight world title unification fight Saturday night at Staples Center.

“F*** you and f*** boxing, brother,” Broner, who announced his third retirement of 2019, said while leaving the arena. “You know I retired.”

Broner announced his first retirement in June 2018 just two months after his controversial draw against former 147-pound titleholder Jessie Vargas, Then, Broner faced off against then-secondary welterweight world champion Manny Pacquiao in January, who dominated the Cincinnati native in a one-sided display. Broner said he was retiring just weeks after that fight, only to announce in May that he was going to fight again.

In August, Broner said on social media that he would pursue a world title in his fifth different weight class by moving up to 154-pounds. According to Broner, his children inspired him to fight again.

He provided two additional wishes, a fight against boxing’s biggest attraction Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin in two 155-pound catch-weight bouts, which were received with mostly laughter and confused looks.

In six bouts contested at welterweight, Broner has accumulated a record of 2-3-1 with 0 knockouts. All of his wins, though, have been controversial decisions against Adrian Granados and Paulie Malignaggi. Moreover, Broner has lost each time he has stepped up to face a top opponent: Mikey Garcia, WBC welterweight titlist Shawn Porter, former junior welterweight titleholder Marcos Maidana, and most recently, WBA Super champ Manny Pacquiao.

He fought Pacquiao on Jan. 17, and managed to land just 50 punches in a landslide unanimous decision defeat. Broner connected on just three body punches, which ironically equals the total number of his retirements this year.

Broner (33-4-1, 24 KO’s) had been mentioned as a possible opponent for Ukrainian brawler Ivan Redkach this fall, as well as for bouts with former lightweight titlist Omar Figueroa, and ex-featherweight champ Lee Selby. However, nothing came to fruition.

During Broner’s run from 126-135 pounds, he was undefeated with a record of 26-0 with 22 knockouts and one no contest.

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