Former four-division world champion boxer Adrien Broner announced his intention to vote for Donald Trump as the next president of the United States in an interview with Power 105.1 FM’s The Breakfast Club Wednesday.
As seen in this video of the interview featuring Charlamagne Tha God and Angela Yee, courtesy of TMZ Sports, Broner cited Trump’s plan to lower taxes as the primary reason for his endorsement of the Republican candidate:
The 26-year-old defeated Ashley Theophane in his most recent fight on April 1 by knockout, but he was stripped of the WBA light welterweight title prior to the bout for failing to make weight.
Aside from his presidential endorsement, Broner has been in the news quite often recently. He served 10 days in jail in April for violating his probation in relation to a 2015 drunk driving arrest, per TMZ Sports.
In addition to that, Broner called out retired boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. following his victory over Theophane, according to David P. Greisman of BoxingScene.com (warning: Article contains uncensored language):
Y’all probably know about this. Somebody I look up to, somebody that I admire, took the chance to do an interview and talk all bad about me. Now I don’t know how y’all look at it, but I’m a man who learn s–t from physical activity—so Floyd, you’ve got to come see me. You gotta see me, point blank period. I’m a man at the end of the day and I come from the streets, the trenches, I came from nothing, water and cornflakes. I will never let another man disrespect me. I don’t care if we sparring or fighting. Let’s get it on.
While Mayweather has left the door open for a return to the ring, per an interview with Showtime’s Jim Gray (h/t ESPN.com’s Dan Rafael), there has been no indication that he will fight Broner, even if he does attempt a comeback.
In Mayweather’s absence, Broner appears to have developed into boxing’s most controversial figure and often finds ways to stay in the headlines.
Trump is quite divisive in his own right, so Broner’s desire to see him occupy the White House is fitting.