Adrien Broner (34-4-1, 24 KOs) is set to face Omar Figueroa Jr on July 23 in Chicago at super-lightweight.
The controversial 32-year-old hasn’t boxed since a hard-fought points win against the unheralded Jovanie Santiago in February last year.
Both men were due to fight one another on April 21, 2018, at the Barclays Centre, Brooklyn but Figueroa (28-2-1, 19 KOs) was forced to withdraw after suffering an injury in training.
“This shit was supposed to happen years ago but I ain’t complaining,” said Broner in an Instagram post referring to their cancelled bout four years ago.
Figueroa, a former WBC lightweight champion, has only fought three times since then beating John Molina on points before losing to Yordenis Ugas and Abel Ramos. British fans will remember the Texan from his win over Ricky Burns in May 2015.
The 32-year-old revealed on social media that he has been going through some mental health issues but is looking forward to entertaining the fans once again.
“I’m ready to go out and give the fans the kinda wars they were used to from me. I got nothing holding me back now! Looking forward to July 23rd,” Figueroa wrote on Twitter.
Broner who has battled his own demons over the years is known equally for his problems outside the ring as he is for his boxing career. That mix still makes him a hot ticket and the former multi-weight champion will hope to turn back the clock come July 23.