His trainer said that Adrian Broner has not lost his ‘crazy speed’ and has punched heavier than some super-middleweights.
The brilliantly talented yet often disciplined American is set to make a comeback in 2022.
Broner, 32, has fought just three times in four years, which is harder than the most recently anticipated fight with 32-year-old Puerto Rican Jovani Santiago last February.
But the polarizing former four-division champion – boxing’s youngest fighter – is gearing up to make another run to clinch the title.
And in her corner is Broner’s backing coach Gerald Tucker, Floyd Mayweather’s trainer, 44, ex-UFC champion Tyrone Woodley, 39, and women’s star Claressa Shields, 26.
The trainer predicts that Broner only needs a few warm-up bouts before returning big time, and he knows more than most of the talents his close friend possesses.
Tucker told SunSport: “Maybe two or three fights, gradually moving from fight to competition-level fight.
“But once he’s on the track, he knows and his coaches know that if he’s doing everything in his power to be the best he can be, he’ll be ready for anyone.
“There he is, he still has an insane ring IQ, insane speed, he hits heavier than some super-middleweight.
“He just needs to do a few things to put everything together and bring it out.
“All I can do is help her realize that there’s a switch for what she needs to get into her head to be able to activate the best version of herself.”
Broner was beaten by 43-year-old boxing icon Manny Pacquiao in January 2019, and has not touched the world stage since getting into trouble with the law.
But his box office personality, undeniable prowess and star power make him one of the most popular names in the welterweight division.
There he is, he still has an insane ring wit, insane speed, he hits heavier than some super-middleweight.
Adrian Broner’s trainer Gerald Tucker
Britain’s Conor Benn, 25, has all tied up with Broner in an effort to get Mayweather’s former mentor back in the ring.
But Tucker rebukes the incoming contenders to oust Bronner, while the Boxing Bad Boy is still on edge and hasn’t regained his confidence yet.
He said: “Those who call him now, he is weak to me.
“It’s weak in them to want to fight someone who’s kind of down and beating themselves up.
“It’s weak, so myself, I won’t answer or even answer those. Adrian needs some fights to come back.”