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    Adrien Broner set to return against Pedro Campa on Feb. 13

    Adrien Broner’s comeback is reportedly set.

    The four-division titleholder, who hasn’t fought for two years, will return against Mexican Pedro Campa in a 10-round junior welterweight fight on Feb. 13 on Showtime, The Athletic reported. The site hasn’t been determined.

    Broner (33-4-1, 24 KOs) hasn’t won a fight since he outpointed Adrian Granados in February 2017. Since then, he has lost a decision to Mikey Garcia, drew with Jessie Vargas and lost on points to Manny Pacquiao in January 2019.

    Broner once held a welterweight title – after defeating Paulie Malignaggi by a split decision in 2013 – but has had problems at the weight. He’s only 2-3-1 in what were considered welterweight fights.

    That’s what makes the move back down to 140 pounds significant, assuming he can make the weight. Broner is 5-1 in fights designated as junior welterweight matchups, although he lost his last fight – to Garcia – at that weight.

    “The Problem” has had several legal problems the past few years.

    In August, he was ordered by a judge in Cleveland to spend seven days in jail for violating his probation for a 2018 incident in which he was alleged to have sexually assaulted a woman at a nightclub. He was led to jail on the spot.

    Broner was initially charged with two felonies and a misdemeanor after a 35-year-old old accused him of the assault in a Cleveland nightclub during the 2018 NBA Finals. However, he pleaded guilty to assault and unlawful restraint, both misdemeanors.

    Broner told the judge during the hearing that he was struggling. He said his wife left him and he was in need of counseling, according to Cleveland.com.

    Broner’s victim also sued him. A judge in December ordered him to pay her $830,000.

    Campa (31-1-1, 21 KOs) has not faced anyone near Broner’s level. The resident of Hermosillo has fought only once outside his country.

    This article was originally published on boxingjunkie.usatoday.com

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