Hank Lundy steps in for Redkach, to fight Adrien Broner on Feb. 25th on BLK Prime
Due to circumstances out of the control of BLK Prime, Ivan Redkach (23-6-1, 18 KOs), who was intended to fight Adrien Broner (34-4-1, 24 KOs) in a 10-round welterweight main event on February 25, will now be replaced with “Hammerin” Hank Lundy (31-12-1, 14 KOs). Broner vs. Lundy, will take place at the Gateway Center in Atlanta, Georgia, and be broadcast worldwide on BLK Prime PPV for $39.99. More details, including ticket sales and undercard bouts, will be announced at a later date.
Adrien Broner is back in the fight game after what will be a two year lay off and he is coming back with every intention on becoming a world champion once again. The “Can Man” looks to get back on track and prove that he still has what it takes at 33 to compete at the highest level. He will have a lot to prove since his last fight for a title ended in a clear unanimous decision loss to Manny Pacquiao in 2019 for the WBA regular welterweight strap. Never one to lack confidence however, Broner for his part believes beating Lundy in convincing fashion will get him back in the conversation for bigger fights.
“I’m glad they found a worthy replacement in Hank Lundy,” said Broner, from his training camp in South Florida. “Unfortunately, Redkach had to pull out, but I’m ready for whoever they put in front of me. This is the AB show and I’m on a mission to bust up everyone in my way. Hank Lundy is in trouble. I’m going to put a beating on him.”
Enter Hank Lundy, who was scheduled for his own fight next month against Ernesto “Tito” Mercado (8-0, 8 KOs) on Feb. 4th when the call came to replace Redkach in the BLK Prime main event. Many would say his best days are behind him and that there is a reason he was chosen as the replacement in this fight looking at his most recent four fight losing streak as evidence. I would caution anyone who is writing off “Hammerin” Hank however, because of his ability to be in entertaining fights win, lose or draw he always gives a good account of himself inside the squared circle and could be a “problem” for Broner if overlooked.
Lundy stated, “Broner has established himself as one of the best fighters in the world, but he hasn’t been active, so I’m going to take full advantage of his inactivity. Everyone knows that I will fight anyone and the big names run from me. So I’m telling everyone right now, I’m going to beat the shit out of this can man.”
The two fighters went the distance in their last fights with different results however. Adrien Broner-33 who last fought in a 12 round UD over Jovanie Santiago at the Mohegan Sun Arena on 2/20/21 will be looking to regain momentum in a run towards a belt. Hank Lundy-39, last fought in a 10 round UD loss to Shinard Bunch at the Newton Athletic Club on 12/09/22 and looks to get back in the winning column after a bad stretch. Hank has been the much busier fighter of the two and hopes that Broner’s inactivity will give him an edge. Broner sees himself as the far superior athlete and looks to “hammer” Hank into submission. This should be an entertaining fight if nothing else.