ADRIEN Broner challenged Floyd Mayweather to a return to the ring on Friday night after defeating Ashley Theophane in a ninth-round technical knockout.
The 26-year-old’s victory left the WBA super lightweight title vacant after he weighed in 0.4 lbs over the 140 lb limit on Thursday and was stripped of his belt.
Theophane could have won the title with a victory, but the 35-year-old veteran never looked a serious threat to his opponent before referee Luis Pabon stopped the fight 1:10 into the round.
‘I’m a man at the end of the day, I come from the streets, the trenches. From the bottom, from nothing. I’m talking about water and cornflakes, I come from nothing.
‘And I will never let a man disrespect me like that. So he’s got to see me.