Miguel “La Zarza” Rivera emerged as the main candidate to be the rival of Adrien Broner on his return to boxing on February 13 on the undercard of Showtime.
This, according to an initial report from Julius Julianis and confirmed by Boxing Scene. Though Julianis taken for granted, sources revealed to Boxing Scene, some details are missing to close.
Dominican Michel “La Zarza” Rivera will be Adrien Broner’s rival on February 13.
It’s a very good fight, and don’t forget where you heard it first
– JuliusJulianis (@julianisjulius) January 14, 2021
Broner had reached an agreement with the Mexican Miguel Campa, to be the rival for February 13. However, a member of the Campa tested positive for COVID-19, had to withdraw over a virus tracking contract issue.
The last contest of Broner It was on January 19, 2019 before Manny pacquiao in the welterweight division. The Filipino won by unanimous decision by cards of 116-112, 116-112 and 117-111.
During these two years of inactivity, Adrien threatened with his retirement, had problems with the law in the U.SHe asked for 10 million dollars to return to the rings and also assured that he was going to dedicate himself to music.
Rivera, For his part, he is a 22-year-old Dominican boxer who trains in Miami, Florida, and is undefeated with a record of 19-0, with 12 fights completed by chloroform. His last contest was on October 31, 2020 when he defeated by unanimous decision Ladarius Miller, in 10 rounds. It was on the same billboard that Gervonta davis knocked out Leo Santa Cruz.
The last two fights of Broner they were welterweight (147 pounds). The last in super lightweight (140 pounds) was on July 29, 2017 against Mikey Garcia, who won by unanimous decision.
The subject of weight will be something to follow, since the last two contests of Rivera have been lightweight (135 pounds) and the last time he stepped into the ring in super lightweight was on September 21, 2019 when he defeated Jose Luis Gallegos by decision of the referee.