WBC title holder Adrien Broner is 26-0 between the ropes, but he isn’t doing himself any favors away from the ring.
Former boxer Mike Tyson isn’t the only slugger with a biting problem.
Adrien “The Problem” Broner, 23, the youngest world champion boxer and a HBO ring star, was arrested Monday after reportedly biting another man at Miami Beach’s luxurious Fontainebleau Hotel.
According to the arrest report, Broner got into a fight with a man named Michael Owensby around 3:30 a.m. on the hotel’s valet ramp. When two security employees tried to break up the fight, Broner allegedly bit one of the guards on the right forearm.
When police arrived, hotel security already had Broner in custody. He told police he did not hit anyone, and officers note they saw a bite wound on the victim’s arm.
The police report lists Broner as under the influence of alcohol at the time of his arrest.
Broner was later released on $1,500 bond, tweeting:
Broner is considered boxing’s “next big thing” (via Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated), and his impressive knockout power and polarizing personality are exactly what the sport needs to remain in the spotlight. Unfortunately, alleged incidents with the law don’t bode well for the 23-year-old and his standing in professional boxing.
According to Lem Satterfield of The Ring, Broner is expected to fight again on June 15, “potentially against Scottish WBO counterpart Ricky Burns.” While that fight is still up in the air, Broner will also be dealing with the fallout of HBO no longer being in business with his promoter, as Kevin Lole of Yahoo! Sports reported with this tweet:
Broner has the talent to bring boxing to new heights at a time when the sport is suffering from a lack of young star power. He’s been masterful in the ring thus far, but he’ll have to stay out of trouble if he hopes to have a future as the new face of the sport.
And now…the police details:
And now…Broner tweets:
They tried to keep a nigga locked down in MIA instagr.am/p/XBGsOvO4YM/
— Adrien Broner (@AdrienBroner) March 18, 2013
— Adrien Broner (@AdrienBroner) March 19, 2013