Adrien Broner donates new ring to Mount Auburn Rec Center

CINCINNATI (April 25, 2013) – For many years, on his way to becoming a world champion boxer, Adrien Broner trained and sparred inside an aged ring tucked into the small boxing gym of the Mount Auburn Recreation Center. Now, after securing two world titles and becoming one of the foremost figures in the sport, the native Cincinnatian has decided to give back to the gym where he built his professional career by donating a brand new ring.

Perhaps the biggest sign that improvements were needed came just two weeks ago when Broner was in the middle of a sparring session operating around cut-man Levi Smith who was knelt down in the center of the ring patching up another long tear in the canvas.

While Broner trains daily at the gym, he is not the only person using the ring. Many boxers, young and old, male and female, use the facilities of the Mount Auburn Rec Center, and the new ring will serve as a welcome upgrade for all. He also bought brand new gloves and headgear which were put to use by the amateurs at the regional Golden Gloves tournament. For the many youth who are learning the sport, this generous gift will help provide them with improved amenities as they work towards their own career, and is also a great example of giving back to the community.

Broner is currently in the midst of preparation for his June 22 fight against Paulie Malignaggi at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. The bout is scheduled for 12 rounds with the WBA Welterweight title at stake. A victory for Broner will be his third championship in three weight divisions.

Adrien Broner wins second world championship

Adrien Broner (L) delivers a left hook to DeMarco (R). (Photo: Tom Hogan – HoganPhotos/Golden Boy)

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (Nov. 19, 2012) – Cincinnati’s Adrien “The Problem” Broner became the youngest current American two-time world champion this past Saturday when, in an impressive showing, he defeated Mexico’s Antonio DeMarco by technical knockout in the eighth round at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. The bout was televised live on HBO’s premier boxing program, HBO World Championship Boxing. It was his seventh overall appearance on HBO.

In what most people considered to be Broner’s toughest fight to-date, he was able to control the pace throughout the whole fight and gain a commanding lead before knocking down DeMarco in the eighth. DeMarco’s corner then threw in the towel forcing referee Benjy Esteves Jr. to stop the fight and handing Broner the WBC lightweight title.

“I came into the fight looking for a war because I know DeMarco is a warrior,” Broner said at the post-fight press conference. “But, ‘The Problem’ stands.”

For his part, DeMarco said, “Without a doubt, he is a very complete fighter. I like big challenges, and I think Broner is a super fighter.”

Around the boxing world, excitement for Broner and what the future holds for him is growing. At such a young age, Broner himself acknowledges that there is a lot more to be accomplished.

“Two-time world champion, 23 years old,” Broner said. “This has just begun – the Adrien Broner, ‘Mr. HBO’ show.”

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Adrien Broner going for second world championship Saturday on HBO

Photo: Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions

CINCINNATI (Nov. 16, 2012) – This Saturday night marks another evening of the “Adrien Broner Show.” That’s what the world champion boxer called his 12-round fight against Antonio DeMarco at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J., and televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

The native Cincinnatian will be attempting to gain his second world title against DeMarco, this time the WBC lightweight championship. It was nearly a year ago when Broner won the WBO super featherweight championship in his hometown. Since then Broner has continued to rise to stardom now becoming a fixture in the global boxing scene and fighting in front of HBO-televised audiences.

At the young age of 23, the future has a lot offer for Broner, and the next step is against the experienced Mexican, DeMarco. With a 28-2-1 (21 KOs) record, DeMarco is looking to finish off his best year in the sport. It started last October when he rallied for one of the most exciting knockout finishes of 2011 over Jorge Linares to win the world title. Since then, DeMarco has won twice more, the latest being a first round stoppage over a 24-1 John Molina in September.

“DeMarco is definitely my best opponent so far on paper,” Broner said in a media conference call. “It is the biggest fight of my career thus far. I am not looking past anyone. I have to take it one fight at a time.

“I have been training very hard,” Broner continued. “I want to thank DeMarco and his team for taking the fight and coming to the U.S. to fight me. I know he is a great champion. He is ready and I am ready. It is going to be an electrifying fight and I am ready to go.”

Though the southpaw DeMarco is going to present a new challenge, Broner still believes that he will be able to show his opponent why he’s called “The Problem.”

“You are going to see a totally different Adrien Broner on Saturday night,” Broner said. I am going to be able to show more of my skills on Saturday night because DeMarco has such talent. They say if one good talent goes up against another good talent, it brings out something in the elite.

“DeMarco has fought good guys, but he hasn’t fought me.”

Rau’shee Warren Makes Pro-Debut Friday on SHOWTIME

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CINCINNATI (November 8, 2012) — In a much anticipated event, years in the making, three-time U.S. Olympian and 2007 World Amateur Champion Rau’shee Warren will be making his entrance into the professional ranks of boxing tomorrow, Nov. 9, at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, Calif., and televised on SHOWTIME. Warren will be appearing in a four-round fight in the 118-pound bantamweight division.

Warren, 25, has been entertaining Cincinnati-area boxing fans since he was 8 years old with his quick hands and feet and technician boxing style. He grew to develop national notoriety when at the age of 17 he made the 2004 Athens Olympic team by upsetting Rayonta Whitfield, the favorite to represent the U.S.

Warren’s bout tomorrow against Puerto Rico’s Luis Rivera will be televised on TV network SHOWTIME’s ShoBox: The New Generation at 10 p.m. ET/PT.