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Adrien Broner leaves BLK Prime, becomes a free agent

Adrien Broner, a former four-division champion, and BLK Prime, a new addition to the boxing scene, have broken their agreement.

On Sunday, Broner posted on his Instagram account that he and BLK Prime have mutually agreed to part ways and that he is now a free agent.

The news brings an end to an erratic four-month tenure for Broner and BLK Prime, which was highlighted by a cancelled concert in which three Broner opponents fell out for a variety of reasons.

Broner (34-4-1, 24 KOs) was scheduled to fight Michael Williams Jr. on Saturday to headline a pay-per-view event at Atlanta's Gateway Center Arena, but the match was cancelled after Williams cracked his jaw during sparring.

BLK Prime said in a press release on February 17 that the Broner event would be delayed and that a new opponent would be revealed; however, those plans will now have to be abandoned entirely.

Hank Lundy had to withdraw from the Broner fight because he was facing a ban from the California State Athletic Commission. Williams was Lundy's replacement opponent.

Lundy was a stand-in opponent for Ivan Redkach, who had to back out of his scheduled match with Adrien Broner due to his conflict with promoter Joe DeGuardia.

Three Broner fights would take place over the course of a year, according to a BLK Prime announcement from last October. During the course of the agreement, Broner was expected to get eight figures.

“Good afternoon, yall. It's a great Sunday. I'm just going to come out and let everybody know. Me and BLK Prime have decided to part ways,” Broner said on social media Sunday. There is no bad blood. They just couldn't deliver everything that I needed at this point of my career. "

"Right now I am in tip-top shape. I got myself in shape. I dropped all of my vices. I'm not clubbing. I'm not drinking. I'm ready to fight, so hit me up man. Hit me up. AB is a free agent man. Let's do this. Like I said, I am ready to fight today anybody. Anybody can get it. The can man is back.”

Broner last fought in February 2021, winning a unanimous decision over Jovanie Santiago. He had not fought since losing to Manny Pacquiao by majority decision in January 2019.

Since July 2017, the 33-year-old Broner has fought four times and has a 1-2-1 record.


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