Adrien Broner had no hassle in his return to the ring tonight, simply outpointing Invoice Hutchinson in Miami over 10 rounds, in Broner’s first battle with promoter Don King.
Broner, 33, gained on scores of 99-91, 99-91, and 100-90. Dangerous Left Hook additionally unofficially scored it 99-91 for Broner.
Broner (35-4-1, 24 KO) simply didn’t have a lot resistance right here from Hutchinson (20-3-4, 9 KO), a lawyer by commerce who dabbles in club-level boxing, and was simply the worst opponent Broner has confronted in a few years. Broner did must shake some rust right here, and whereas he began quick in spherical one, his ending instincts didn’t appear on-point, and Hutchinson survived not simply that battle however the full distance.
It’s a must to give credit score to Hutchinson, who was badly overmatched and mainly couldn’t do something with Broner, who’s previous his peak days by bit however nonetheless was ever a world-level fighter, and Hutchinson doesn’t have the power to get wherever close to that. “Hutch” tried his greatest the complete battle and was powerful, however there was no path to victory for him.
Broner broke out his outdated “Can Man” promo as type of a “best hits” factor post-fight, then mentioned he’s in search of huge fights with titleholders at 140, a weight he didn’t make for this battle and hasn’t made since 2017.
Particularly, he referred to as out Rolly Romero and the Taylor vs Lopez winner. Promoter Don King additionally introduced up a possible battle with Ryan Garcia, which he’d talked about earlier within the night throughout an interview.
With out going into specifics, Broner did his greatest to proceed his “best hits” promo type, making an attempt his greatest to be controversial about Romero and Oscar De La Hoya. King mentioned the WBC had been going to “give” Broner a title battle.
The WBC title at 140 is presently held by Regis Prograis, who faces Danielito Zorrilla on June 17. Prograis is signed to Matchroom Boxing.
Broner vs Hutchinson highlights
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