• A boxer managed by Mark Wahlberg wants to fight Adrien Broner
  • Wahlberg's fighter once challenged UFC star Conor McGregor
  • Broner once vowed he will return to fight former UFC champ Cody Garbrandt

A professional boxer managed by Hollywood actor Mark Wahlberg is seriously considering a fight with former multi-division champ Adrien Broner.

Since the coronavirus pandemic, most athletes have spent their days staying at home. One of them is American pro boxer Regis Prograis. In a recent interview with, the Houston native was comftably chilling when he was asked to comment about former boxing champ Broner.

According to Prograis, he certainly thinks that Broner is still a big name in the sport. And if ever he decides to return, a fight between him and “The Problem” would surely generate a “huge” paycheck.

“I think he (Broner) might (return), he still got a big name. There’s still a big money out there for him. I always wanted to fight Adrien Broner. I think that could be a huge, huge fight for me and for him,” Prograis said.

Prograis gained some popularity last year after taking part in UFC star’s Conor McGregor’s bizarre call to fight Wahlberg. Apparently, Prograis is being managed by Wahlberg and didn’t think a McGregor vs. Wahlberg fight was fair. The 31-year-old boxer then took to his Instagram account and implored McGregor to forget about Wahlberg and fight him instead.

"So, look, I'm hearing that Conor McGregor is trying to fight my man, Mark Wahlberg," the newly-crowned WBA super lightweight champion said in his IG video after pummeling a makeshift heavybag consisting of suspended tires from a chain. "Look here — don't call on no actors, dog. Call out a real fighter," Prograis said.

Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg at the premiere of the film “Transformers: The Last Knight” in central London on June 18, 2017. Niklas Halle'n/AFP/Getty Images

Broner, who was also once linked to McGregor’s name, was previously asked to address his possible return. At the time, Broner talked about a possible fight with Cody Garbrandt, a former UFC champ who has been recently linked to his name. According to Broner, Garbrandt has to be his next opponent. He even emphasized that he will come out of retirement just to fight “No Love” and then he will retire once again.

“Tell him c’mon let’s make it. He need to be my next fight. I’ll come back. I’ll come out of retirement just to fight him and retire again,” Broner said about fighting Garbrandt.

And to prove that he’s open to fight Garbrandt, Broner even called out UFC president White to “make the fight happen.”

Broner was last seen inside the ring last January 2019 against eight-division title holder Manny Pacquiao. The Filipino legend was able to stop Broner and took him to a 12-round boxing clinic.

Adrien Broner
Adrien Broner celebrates after defeating Ashley Theophane by TKO in the ninth round in their super lightweight championship bout at the DC Armory on April 1, 2016 in Washington, D.C. Getty