By Dan Ambrose: Adrien “Trouble” Broner challenged MMA fighter Nate Diaz to a boxing match. Some fans see this as a sign of frustration on Broner’s part in wanting to fight an unconventional boxer.

This move shows that Broner is no longer confident enough to fight a boxer, so he is now stooping to the level of fighting an MMA guy. Of course, it could be worse. Broner can call up a YouTuber like Jake Paul or Logan Paul.

It is questionable whether any promoter would be willing to take the chance of a fight between the 33-year-old Broner and the 37-year-old Diaz. The last thing a promoter needs is to schedule a Broner-Diaz fight, only to have Broner pull out of it.

Former four-division world champion Broner (34-4-1, 24 KOs) recently pulled out of a scheduled fight against Omar Figueroa Jr August 20 due to mental problems.

Broner looked old and worn out as he prepared to fight Figueroa Jr. It’s unclear if Broner is taking care of his physical health, as he has aged significantly over the last three years and he looks nothing like the fighter he was at the peak of his career in 2011 and 2013.

Broner hadn’t fought in 20 months and he looked awfully beat Giovanni Santiago February 20, 2021 by unanimous decision 12 rounds of doubt.

Adrien Broner: @natediaz209 You come to boxing, I’ll give you everything you’re looking for #LETSGETIT🆎” said Adrien Broner on Instagram:

It’s doubtful that a fight between Broner and Diaz will sell because AB hasn’t done anything in boxing in years. Broner’s career has been on the slide since his loss to Marcos Maidana in 2013. This loss for Broner was the beginning of a steep downward slide in his career.

After losing to Maidana, Broner lost to Shawn Porter, Mikey Garcia and Manny Pacquiao.

At this point, Broner had little success for a circus-level fight against Nate Diaz.

Unless you count Broner’s controversial results Santiago, Adrian Granados and Jesse VargasHis last win was against Ashley Teofan in 2016.

Broner was never as good as some fans made him out to be. From 2011 to 2013, his best wins came against these fighters:

  • Eloy Perez
  • Antonio Demarco
  • Vincent Escobedo
  • Daniel Ponce Deleon
  • Jason Litzau
  • Gavin Rees
  • Paul Malignaggi
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