• Gerald Tucker warns young fighters from calling out a veteran like Adrien Broner
  • Tucker believes Broner can still be a stiff test to any boxer
  • Tucker feels that Broner is no lost cause despite undergoing struggles in life

Adrien Broner may be having a rough go in his boxing career right now due to several things.

Regardless, he remains a dangerous and unpredictable opponent who could rekindle his in-ring career if he gets his act right.

In the eyes of trainer Gerald Tucker, “The Problem” can still be a top-caliber fighter if he wants to.

Tucker is no stranger to working with seasoned boxers, one of which is Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Broner’s last fight was against Jovanie Santiago in February 2021, where he won via unanimous decision.

Looking at the frequency of his fights, there is no question that Broner is not that active. In all, he has had only three matches in the last four years.

However, that could change if the 32-year-old realizes that there is a lot left in him as a pugilist on the sport's world stage and that he still has his name to draw in a good number of decent fights.

But as far as Tucker is concerned, young boxers who are calling out Broner may want to think twice.

“People that call him out right now, to me, that’s weak. That’s weak of them to want to fight someone that’s kind of down and beating themselves. That’s weak, so me myself, I wouldn’t even respond or reply to those guys. Adrien needs a couple of fights, getting back," Tucker explained in a report from The Sun.

“Maybe two or three fights, gradually increasing the competition-level fight by fight. But once he’s on track, he knows and his trainers know if he’s doing everything in his power to be the best him, he’ll be more than ready for whoever."

Eddie Hearn, promoter for rising welterweight Conor Benn, would like to stage an encounter between his prized ward and Broner sometime in 2022.

This past December, Benn scored a brutal one-punch knockout win over former champion Chris Algieri in four rounds.

When asked about his chances of enticing Broner into the ring, Benn is leaving it up to Hearn.

"Money talks at the end of the day... Ultimately, I leave it with my promoter and my team," Benn told Boxing Scene.

Adrien Broner reacts during the WBA welterweight championship against Manny Pacquiao
Adrien Broner reacts during the WBA welterweight championship against Manny Pacquiao Getty Images | Christian Petersen