Adrien Broner has done everything in his power to ruin his April 1 title fight.
On Thursday, the 28-year-old WBA light welterweight champion was stripped of the title after failing to make the 140-pound weight limit, according to ESPN’s Dan Rafael:
Scheduled to meet Ashley Theophane at the DC Armory in Washington on Friday, Broner initially weighed in at 140.4 pounds and was given two hours to re-weigh. He didn’t return, which resulted in the forfeiture of his belt.
Theophane remains eligible to claim the title with a victory over Broner.
This is the second time Broner has lost a title due to not making weight. In 2012, he was stripped of a super featherweight belt ahead of a fight with Vicente Escobedo after weighing in 3.5 pounds over the 130-pound limit.
Broner is fortunate to even be competing after a warrant was issued for his arrest last week in Cincinnati. He’s alleged to have assaulted and robbed a man at gunpoint outside of a bowling alley.
Because the warrants were issued in Ohio, authorities in Washington aren’t required to arrest him and return him to Ohio. Broner is expected to turn himself in Monday, according to Kevin Grasha of Cincinnati.com.