Adrien Broner fights Omar Figueroa on August 20 in Hollywood, Florida, for the World Boxing Council’s Silver Super Lightweight title, and it`s presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
Broner (34-4-1, 24 KOs) was set to fight Figueroa (28-2-1, 19 KOs) in April 2018, but that fight was postponed due to Figueroa sustaining an injury. Broner, on the other hand, fought Jessie Vargas to a draw and was coming off a loss to Mikey Garcia.
Broner was then defeated by Manny Pacquiao before scoring a decision over Jovanie Santiago in February 2021. That was Broner’s only win since a split decision over Adrian Granados in 2017.
Broner remains a big name. The 32-year-old American’s fight with Figueroa will take place at 140 pounds, his first at that weight since he was defeated by Garcia.
Figueroa, also a former world champion, has not won since a decision over John Molina in 2019. The 32-year-old has fought just twice since then: a decision loss to Yordenis Ugás in 2019 followed by a loss to Abel Ramos last year.