Adrien Broner will spend the next few days behind bars after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge from 2014.
As we previously reported, the boxer was arrested on April 20 in Kentucky on a warrant stemming from a failure to appear in court for a 2014 disorderly conduct case. While he was getting arrested, Broner told cops he had been shot at earlier that night.
According to Fox19, Broner just appeared in court and pled guilty to the disorderly conduct charge. The judge sentenced him to three days in jail, which he’ll start serving immediately.
Before he got locked up, Broner posted on Snapchat and said he was “pissed” about the sentence.
WBC featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr (28-1, 17 KOs) retained his title with a seventh round TKO over Oscar Escandon (25-3, 17 KOs) on Saturday night at the MGM National Harbor Casino in Oxon Hill, Maryland, USA.
Russell dropped the Colombian challenger with a right uppercut in the third round and continued to dominate the action with his superior speed and skills.
The American sent Escandon to the canvas again following more hard shots in the seventh, and referee Harvey Dock stopped the bout at 59 seconds of the round.
Also on the card, Andre Dirrell (26-2, 16 KOs) won the interim IBF super middleweight title by eighth round disqualification over Venezuela’s Jose Uzcategui (26-2, 22 KOs).
Uzcategui outpunched Dirrell throughout the bout, and landed a three-punch combination, finishing with a left hook that dropped the American face first on the canvas in the eighth round. Referee Bill Clancy immediately ruled that the punch came after the bell. Dirrell was unable to continue and awarded the DQ victory.
Then a number of altercations took place in and out of the ring, including Dirrell’s uncle, Leon Lawson striking Uzcategui.
With the win, Dirrell is now set for a rematch with IBF champion James DeGale, who is sidelined because of injuries suffered in his draw with Badou Jack last January.
DeGale outpointed Dirrell for the vacant IBF 168 lb title in May 2015. Dirrell got knocked down twice and lost a unanimous decision.
Mayweather & McGregorFinally Face Off!!… As Wood Statues
5/22/2017 4:16 PM PDT
Floyd Mayweather hasn’t agreed to terms finalizing the super fight with Conor McGregor … but that hasn’t stopped the 2 superstars from facing off … as awesome wooden statues!!
The same sculptor behind the incredible Muhammad Ali and McGregor wood statues decided to add to his collection with a larger than life version of Floyd.We spoke with James O’Neal, who says T.B.E.’s statue took about 5 months to complete before showing the three fighters off at the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame ceremony this past weekend.
As for his next project, O’Neal says he’s keeping with the fighter theme and has already started working on a statue for MMA star Cris Cyborg.
Naoya “Monster” Inoue (13-0, 11 KOs) retained his WBO super flyweight title for the fifth time when he knocked out mandatory challenger Ricardo Rodriguez (16-4, 5 KOs) on Sunday at Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo, Japan.
Inoue was too strong and fast for the Mexican from the opening bell. The Japanese puncher dropped Rodriguez twice in the third round and he was counted out at 1:08 of the round.
Also on the card, IBF interim light flyweight champion Milan Melindo (36-2, 13 KOs) stopped IBF champion Akira Yaegashi (25-6, 13 KOs) in two minutes 45 seconds of the first round.
It was so surprising the way Melindo, not regarded as a hard-puncher, quickly put away Yaegashi, who is well-known for his toughness.
The Filipino fighter dropped Yaegashi three times before referee Eddie Hernandez saved the Japanese veteran from further punishment.
WBC and WBO light welterweight champion Terence Crawford (31-0, 22 KOs) defeated Dominican Republic’s Felix Diaz (19-2, 9 KOs) to retain his titles on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York, USA.
Diaz’s corner stopped the fight after 10 rounds, giving Crawford a TKO victory.
The unbeaten American landed blow after blow and Diaz’s eyes began to swell by the fourth round.
Diaz landed several solid shots of his own, but he could not sustain any attack because Crawford’s counter punching, holding and moving around.
In the later rounds, Diaz could no longer get any offence going due to vision problems – his right eye was almost closed and his left eye was swollen – and he was taking a beating.
Diaz’s trainer, Joel Diaz asked referee Steve Willis to stop the fight at the end of the 10th.
Crawford could next fight IBF/WBA champion Julius Indongo in a 140 lb unification clash this summer. Then he is likely to move up in weight for a mega-fight with Manny Pacquiao at welterweight.
British featherweight contender Josh Warrington (25-0, 5 KOs) scored a 12 round majority decision over former world champion Kiko Martinez (36-8-1, 26 KOs) on Saturday night at the First Direct Arena, Leeds.
Warrington won by scores of 116-112, 116-112 and 114-114.
Spain’s Martinez had his moments, but the home favourite was the busier and doing the cleaner work throughout the bout.
Warrington retained his WBC International featherweight title for the third time and remains on course for an eventual shot at the WBC featherweight title. Current WBC titleholder Gary Russell Jr defends against Oscar Escandon next weekend.
Also on the card, Thomas Patrick Ward (21-0, 2 KOs) won the British super bantamweight title when he defeated defending champion James “Jazza” Dickens (22-3, 7 KOs) by a ninth round technical decision.
Ward was unable to continue after he suffered a cut from a headclash and he won by scores of 87-85, 87-85 and 88-84.
Nicola Adams (2-0, 1 KOs) demolished an overmatched Maryan Salazar (5-2, 0 KOs) by a third round TKO.
The UFC superstar made the announcement late Wednesday night — saying he reached an agreement with his UFC bosses that shores up how he will get paid if he steps into the ring with Floyd.
Conor has said the deal he was eyeing will pay him around $100 million.
Floyd has said he wants double or triple what Conor gets. It’s up to Dana White to now hammer out a deal with Mayweather and his manager, AL Haymon.
McGregor issued a statement on TheMacLife.com saying, “It is an honour to sign this record breaking deal alongside my partners Zuffa LLC, The Ultimate Fighting Championship and Paradigm Sports Management.”
“The first, and most important part of this historic contract has now officially been signed off on. Congratulations to all parties involved. We now await Al Haymon and his boxer’s signature in the coming days.”
Conor is clearly confident the two sides will reach a deal soon — because he was shopping for yachts last night … and he posted a pic with Conor Jr. saying, “let’s go get some boxing ones now son.”