Broner, a former four-division world champion, has gone through a series of legal issues since he last fought in February 2021 when he bested Jovanie Santiago by a controversial decision. Nevertheless, the 33-year-old vows he’s focused and is taking his career seriously heading into this pivotal contest.
Figueroa went unbeaten in his first 29 fights (28-0-1). But then he hit a rough patch losing back-to-back tilts against former welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas and Abel Ramos, respectively. He cited mental health issues having to do with his most recent showings. Now, he’s gotten the help he needs and is ready to take out the controversial Broner.
“I’m excited to move on to the next phase of my life and career, especially now that my mental health is at the forefront of everything I do,” said Figueroa. “Having a clear mind has been the best thing to happen to me. Now I’m able to focus 100% on my boxing career, and I can’t wait to be back in the ring on August 20.”
Here is everything you need to know about Adrien Broner vs. Omar Figueroa Jr.
When is Adrien Broner vs. Omar Figueroa Jr., date, start time
Date: Saturday, Aug. 20
Main card: 9 p.m. ET / 2 a.m. BST
Main event ring walks (approx): 11 p.m. ET / 4 a.m. BST
The main card is set to get underway at 9 p.m. ET / 2 a.m. BST, with the main event ring walks scheduled for 11 p.m. ET / 4 a.m. BST. These timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights.
What channel/stream is Broner vs. Figueroa?
Showtime will broadcast the fight in the U.S. A UK broadcaster is yet to be announced.
Where is the Broner vs. Figueroa fight?
The fight will occur at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla.
Adrien Broner record and bio
Born: July 28, 1989
Height: 5′ 6.5″
Total Fights: 40
Record: 34-4-1 with one no-contest (24 KOs)
Omar Figueroa Jr. record and bio
Born: December 13, 1989
Height: 5′ 7.5″
Total Fights: 31
Record: 28-2-1 (19 KOs)
Adrien Broner vs. Omar Figueroa Jr. fight card
- Adrien Broner vs. Omar Figueroa Jr.; Junior Welterweights
- Alberto Puello vs. Batyr Akhmedov for vacant WBA Junior Welterweight title
- Roger Gutierrez vs. Hector Garcia for Gutierrez’s WBA Junior Lightweight title