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WATCH: Boxer Adrien Broner Shoves a Woman and Cold-Cocks a Man in Violent Vegas Altercation

A boxer knocking out another man cold in Las Vegas wouldn’t ordinarily rate as newsworthy. It’s the kind of thing that happens all the time in Sin City. Only, the person that the boxer knocked out this time was a random guy on the street. And it happened right on the Strip, not inside a boxing ring.

The incident occurred Friday night in Las Vegas near the MGM Grand. According to TMZ Sports, super lightweight contender Adrien Broner snapped after taking pictures with fans, for reasons which are unknown. He first shoved a woman who appeared to be a companion. And then he punched a man with a blow so strong that the man was knocked cold to the ground.

TMZ reports that Broner spoke to security but was let go after the violent altercation.

The boxer from Cincinnati — a world champion in four different weight classes over the course of his career — has a lengthy history of run-ins with the law, although he has never been convicted. In a series of posts to Instagram (his account has now been deleted) Broner expressed remorse.

“Life to (sic) short 4 (sic) all these FUCK UPS,” Broner wrote, in one post.

“I know I got problems I just want help,” the boxer wrote, in another.

And then in another post (via the New York Post), Broner expressed suicidal thoughts.

“If I wasn’t here I wonder will they feel the same,” he wrote.

Watch above, via TMZ Sports.

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