• Adrien Broner loses lawsuit
  • Broner asked to pay 830,000
  • Broner was left alone in lawsuit

Former boxing champion Adrien Broner is demanded to pay $830,000 by an Ohio judge on Tuesday after he lost to a sexual assault lawsuit filed by a woman who claimed to have been victimized by the American fighter in June last year.

"The Problem" was unable to defend himself in the lawsuit, prompting the judiciary to drop the ruling against him.

Accounts of the incident as published in reveal how the Cincinnati-raised boxer attacked a woman at a nightclub in Cleveland and forced her to engage in some physical contact such as kissing against her will.

The 30-year-old was initially charged with sexual imposition in Cuyahoga County and pleaded guilty last April "to misdemeanor charges of assault and unlawful restraint and was sentenced to probation," as ESPN put it.

Adrien Broner was left alone in the lawsuit after the lawyers handling his case asked permission from the Judge to withdraw in November.

"Attorneys for Broner in the lawsuit received permission from Judge Nancy Margaret Russo in November to withdraw from the case, leaving Broner to defend himself. He appeared at a default hearing without representation on Dec. 3 but never appeared for a deposition or responded to discovery requests, said the woman's attorney, Ashlie Case Sletvold."

Broner has fought in 38 professional bouts, winning 33 of them while having a 73 percent KO rate. His last notable fight was against Manny Pacquiao in January where he lost via unanimous decision.

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Welterweight Adrien Broner, right, forced Shawn Porter into a catchweight clause to set up their bout Saturday night in Las Vegas. Reuters