Adrien Broner had a successful return to the boxing ring, defeating Bill Hutchinson in a 10-round fight in Miami. This was Broner’s first fight with promoter Don King.
Broner, 33 years old, won the fight convincingly, with judges scoring it 99-91, 99-91, and 100-90 in his favor. Bad Left Hook, an unofficial source, also scored it 99-91 for Broner.
Hutchinson, a lawyer who participates in club-level boxing, proved to be a significantly weaker opponent for Broner. Broner, despite being past his prime, was a world-level fighter, whereas Hutchinson lacked the skills to pose a serious challenge. Hutchinson managed to survive the entire fight, but he couldn’t do much against Broner.
Credit should be given to Hutchinson for his toughness and effort throughout the fight, considering the significant mismatch. However, there was no realistic path to victory for him.
After the fight, Broner mentioned his desire for big fights with titleholders at the 140-pound weight class. He called out Rolly Romero and expressed interest in facing the winner of the Taylor vs. Lopez fight. His promoter, Don King, also mentioned a potential bout with Ryan Garcia.
Broner, known for his controversial promotional style, hinted at potential conflicts with Romero and Oscar De La Hoya without providing specific details. King stated that the WBC (World Boxing Council) would grant Broner a title fight.
Currently, the WBC title at 140 pounds is held by Regis Prograis, who is scheduled to fight Danielito Zorrilla on June 17. Prograis is signed to Matchroom Boxing.