Adrien Broner shook off over two years of ring rust, as he made his return to the ring in Miami with a points win against Bill Hutchinson over ten rounds at welterweight.
Broner was last seen in February 2021, taking a low-key decision win against Jovanie Santiago, and had been out of action ever since due to brioches with the law and personal issues. His return opponent wasn’t an inspired choice, with Hutchinson nowhere near world level, and the Pittsburgh native had never previously been past ten rounds.
A prime Broner (35-4-1, KO24) wouldn’t have had much trouble in stopping Hutchinson (20-3-4, KO9), a club-level fighter at best, but the Cincinnati man was looking to pace himself, having been away for so long. Broner would connect almost at will against his opponent, and block the limited attacks that would come back at him, although Hutchinson did come with ambition, he was always second best here. Broner wasn’t in the best of shape, but he largely coasted, and by the final rounds, Hutchinson’s face showed signs of battle, but Broner couldn’t, or wouldn’t finish the job as he seemingly allowed Hutchinson to make the final bell.
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A tally of 100-90, and two at 99-91 confirmed a comeback win for ‘The Problem’, who promptly called out all world champions at super lightweight, namely WBA champion Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero. It’s hard to see where Broner goes going forward.
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Guillermo Rigondeaux (22-3, KO15) is still campaigning, and the Cuban kept on track for one last hurrah with a seventh round knockout of Charlie Clemente (12-1, KO5) at bantamweight. It was a glorified sparring session at times, until Rigondeaux uncorked a wicked body shot that had Clemente out for the count.
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Ahmed Elbiali (23-1, KO18) retained his NABA list heavyweight title, and added the NABF version, as he scraped past Rodolfo Gomez Jr (14-7-3, KO10) over ten rounds. It was a dour affair, and Elbiali took the win by three scores of 95-94.
AHMED ELBIALI LOW BLOWS HIS WAY TO A UNANIMOUS DECISION OVER RODOLFO GOMEZ JR. IN A CLOSE FIGHT pic.twitter.com/bjATWtFxDK
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In other ten round action, Antonio Williams (16-0-1, KO7) took the WBC FECARBOX lightweight title with a first round stoppage of Braulio Rodriguez (20-7, KO17), and Neslan Machado (20-0, KO9) halted Jonathan Smith (8-2, KO6) in the second of their super featherweight attraction.
The sole eight rounder saw Antonio Perez (8-0, KO5) take every round against Nigel Fennell (13-3, KO8) at welterweight.
Joshua Clark (7-1, KO2) took a six round decision win at lightweight against Dorian Bostic (13-1, KO12).
There were first round wins for Adlay Rodriguez (5-0, KO5), against Raul Garcia Jr (2-9, KO1) at welterweight and for Brayan Leon (3-0, KO3) against Jon Kennedy (0-3) at super middleweight.