“The unruly” Adrien Broner attacked, ordered to prove his mental illness

Adrien Broner faced a barrage from opponent Omar Figueroa for withdrawing from their program Show time struggle.

Figueroa, who suffers from mental issues, accused Broner of looking for a way out of a struggling side after he retired.

Withdrawal of Adrien Broner

“As we all know my fight against that mf Broner is over,” Figueroa said. “Now I don’t mind because it’s something we’ve been waiting for.

“We had plans underway to mitigate most of the consequences. What really pisses me off is that now this mf wants to use sanity as an excuse.

“I have a problem with that because you can’t cry sanity now!”

He added of Broner’s training camp: “I’m not saying you don’t have mental health issues like we can tell you.

“But don’t use that as an excuse now after being unruly and not taking this combat training camp seriously!”

Evidence of mental health

Figueroa also told Broner to show any evidence of seeking help for his illness.

“If it really is about mental health, please show us proof that you have sought professional help.

“You like to publish all your [stuff] on social networks. Why not tell us about your mental health recovery?

“You can’t undermine mine and countless other mental health journeys and issues because of your indiscipline and childishness!”

Bronner needs help

Pulling out of the fight, Broner had said, “Sorry to all my fans, but the sanity is real. I’m not going to play inside the ring.

“I’ve seen a lot of people die messing with their boxing career, and that’s something I won’t do. Just pray for me.

“I love the sport of boxing too much not to give it my all. I feel like I’ve failed before because my mind wasn’t there 100%. I’ll be damned if I make that mistake again.

“But I have to make some changes for the better instead of caring about other people’s feelings and pleasing them. When In all reality, I have nothing to prove to anyone.

“I am a quadruple world champion in four different weight categories. If I never lace up a pair of gloves again, I think it’s safe to say I’ll be inducted into the Boxing Hall Of Fame.

“So I have to take a step back and get over that hurdle before I put my life back on the line inside the squared circle.

“I know that I am far from done with the sport. Goodbye.

Figueroa now faces Sergey Lipinets in the main event. While Broner risks being barred from any future Showtime headliners if he cannot guarantee future participation.

Phil, editor of WBN, has over ten years experience in boxing news. Follow WBN on Facebook @officialworldboxingnews and Twitter @worldboxingnews.

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