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Adrien Broner postpones ring return as he pulls out of fight with Omar Figueroa

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Adrien Broner has pulled out of his fight against Omar Figueroa, set for this coming weekend.

The 140lbs clash was set to mark Broner’s return to the ring for the first time in over a year, but the four-weight world champion has taken to social media to reveal some personal issues that means he won’t be in action on August 20th as scheduled. 

Broner’s comeback was set to tell us whether the Cincinatti man was still able to compete at the highest level, but Broner now faces a bigger test as he takes on the mental health problems that have forced his withdrawal. 

"Sorry to all my fans but #MentalHealth is real and I’m not about to play inside the ring.” said Broner on his own Instagram account.

“I’ve watched a lot of people die playing with they boxing career and that is something I won’t do just pray for me I love the sport of boxing to much to not give my all and I feel like I came up short before because my mind wasn’t 100% there and I be dam if I make that mistake again  

“I need to make some changes for the better instead of worrying about other people feelings and pleasing them when In all reality I have nothing to prove to nobody I’m a 4 time world champion in 4 different weight classes and if I never lace up a pair of gloves again I feel like it’s safe to say I will be inducted into the #BoxingHallOfFame.

"So I have to step back and overcome this obstacle before I go put my life on the line inside the square circle again I know I’m far from being finished with the sport SEE YALL SOON.” 

 

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