Adrien Broner Addresses Ryan Garcia Fight Offer "I Don't Need a Tune-Up"
Adrien Broner, a former world champion, has clarified his position regarding an offer from Golden Boy to face super-lightweight rival Ryan Garcia. Broner expressed his surprise, as he claimed he had never heard of the proposed fight. He demanded that Golden Boy send over a contract after he faces Oscar Duarte in his comeback.
“I never knew about the offer with the fight with Ryan Garcia. I’m just now finding out about that as we speak,” said Broner. “But I’m here to tell you I don’t need a tune-up. After Ryan takes care of business in December, we can make it happen ASAP.”
Broner, known as “The Problem,” assured Golden Boy that he was still ready to compete, emphasizing that he had faced the likes of Manny Pacquiao and was unafraid of “saving Private Ryan.” However, Eric Gomez, the President of Golden Boy, revealed that it was Adrien Broner who turned down the offer, despite initial conversations with promoter Don King.
Gomez explained that they considered Adrien Broner as a potential opponent for Garcia, as it would have been a significant bout. Still, Broner indicated that he preferred a tune-up fight first, with the possibility of exploring the Garcia fight early next year. As a result, Golden Boy chose Oscar Duarte as Garcia’s upcoming opponent.
Adrien Broner is scheduled to fight on December 2, just a week before Garcia. If both fighters emerge victorious in their respective bouts, negotiations for a future showdown could be revisited. The question of whether Broner can realistically make the 140-pound weight limit remains open for debate.
Despite the initial miscommunication, it appears that the potential clash between Adrien Broner and Ryan Garcia is still a possibility, albeit in the future, contingent on the outcomes of their upcoming fights and further discussions.