WBC title holder and lightweight boxer Adrien Broner has been arrested recently on battery charges, according to Miami New Times' Kyle Munzenrieder.
The Problem—who is a perfect 26-0 between the ropes—also posted a photo of his booking information, but then later removed the image from Instagram.
However, not before LaceUpBoxing was able to acquire the photo, and then post it to their Twitter account.
Adrien Broner gets arrested for Battery! See Mug shot Pic. http://t.co/ELcTFgMm8i http://t.co/EH2mYwwPgT2013-3-19 00:31:43
Details of the incident are still relatively unknown, and more will surely be revealed in the next few days, but regardless, the arrest is not a good look for Broner. Especially given the fact that he already gathered a reputation of being "that guy with the big mouth," despite only being 23.
The full ramifications of Broner's arrest can only be extrapolated for now, with nothing completely sure at the moment.
Yet regardless, the outlook doesn't look good for the star, whose future in the sport will surely be hindered on a number of fronts following the arrest.
Perhaps the biggest issue will be a financial one—something that The Problem most likely wouldn't have considered at the start of the week.
Kevin Iole at Yahoo! Sports reported not long before the arrest (somewhat coincidentally) that HBO Boxing would no longer be purchasing fights from Golden Boy Promotions—meaning the likely exodus of Broner, unless he makes the move across to Showtime. Which, will be infinitely harder to do now post-arrest.
Dan Rafael @danrafaelespn
HBO made it clear they dont have same business philosophy as Golden Boy anymore. No more Broner, BHop, Thurman, Seth Mitchell, fights, etc2013-3-18 17:06:17
Given Broner's talent and potential stardom in the sport because of his age, it's hard to say whether the champion will ever make a move across to Showtime. For, despite not fighting too many big names of the sport, Broner is still incredibly talented and could be a big star for many years to come.
Providing he's staying out of trouble, that is.
Boxing is not immune to star fighters having a myriad of problems, and has done well throughout the years to build their reputation regardless of it.
Thus the arrest, on its own, doesn't necessarily mean that Broner is immediately out of the sport and will never fight a top fight again.
All it will do—and we can only guess for now—is hinder his chances at moving across to Showtime and continuing his development as a star of the sport.
Especially without HBO in this corner now.
What do you make of Adrien Broner's recent arrest?
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