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Barclays Hosting Broner Fight April 21, and Jacobs Fight April 28

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Barclays Hosting Broner Fight April 21, and Jacobs Fight April 28

Adrien Broner was at the Showtime upfront event Wednesday, and was his typical self. He elicited gales of laughter while chatting with emcee Charlamagne Tha God and various media outlets.

Broner made sure to note that he hasn’t fallen off far from where he was when he was at his best, that he’d going to stay at 140, where he’s comfortable, and that he will be kicking tails this year. He used spicier language than that, though…

Broner (33-3) gloves up April 21, and he will face off with 27-0-1 Omar Figueroa. Where? That wasn’t made clear on Wednesday. I had heard and thought Brooklyn. But Broner, when I asked him, said he wasn’t sure. He would like to fight in Atlanta, he said.

Today, a rock solid source told me that indeed, Broner will glove up at Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, April 21. Interesting venue choice, being that Barclays Center is the site for Danny Jacobs’ next fight, against TBD. Spike O’Sullivan and Andy Lee have been names bandied about, as Jacobs stays sharp while counting down to D Day ie the Gennady Golovkin-Canelo Alvarez sequel. He’s likely to get the winner.

My three cents: Good, no great news for a media member living within walking distance of the venue. God bless Brett Yormark's commitment to the sport.

Editor/publisher Michael Woods got addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the thought to be impregnable Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist Woods has covered the sport since then, for ESPN The Magazine, ESPN.com, ESPN New York, RING, and he was editor of TheSweetScience.com from 2007-2015. Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and for Facebook Fightnight Live since 2017. He now does work for PROBOX TV, the first truly global boxing network.