Broner withdraws from Saturday boxing match



August 15, 2022 - 3:47 PM

Adrien Broner during a press conference before his fight on January 19 in Las Vegas. (ESTHER LIN/SHOWTIME)

Four-time world champion Adrien Broner withdrew Monday from his nationally televised fight against Omar Figueroa on Saturday night, citing mental health.

Broner announced his decision on Instagram, apologizing to his fans and asking for prayers. He said mental health is real and that “I’ve watched a lot of people die playing with they boxing career and that is something I won’t do …”

Showtime was scheduled to air the fight from Hollywood, Florida.

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