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Adrien Broner Returns on October 6th in Atlantic City

By Rick Reeno

Fresh from his five round demolition of Vicente Escobedo, former WBO super featherweight champion Adrien Broner (24-0, 20KOs) will return on October 6th at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Broner will be moving up to make his debut in the lightweight division. The card will be a doubleheader, and potentially a televised tripleheader. The network has not been finalized.

Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer has advised BoxingScene.com that heavyweight contender Seth Mitchell (25-0-1, 19 KOs) will face Johnathon Banks (28-1-1, 18 KOs) on the card.

And welterweight puncher Keith Thurman (18-0, 17KOs) is also a potential possibility to be a part of the broadcast. This past Saturday night at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, as the HBO televised co-feature to Broner-Escobedo, Thurman dominated and stopped Orlando Lora in six rounds.

"We have secured October 6th in Atlantic City. We are working on a doubleheader, which could potentially be a tripleheader," Schaefer told BoxingScene.com.

Based on Broner's high television ratings from this past Saturday, Schaefer believes HBO will certainly want to have him back on their airwaves - and he also expects the young fighter to become the next superstar of the sport.

"For [HBO's] "Boxing After Dark", this is definitely the biggest rating that they've had in many years. I would think, if you actually look at it at a per dollar basis....how much they paid and the kind of rating that was delivered - I am convinced that it was highest rating they've had in five, six years. If you look at the rating for [the HBO program] "Two Days," it was the highest rated "Two Days" of any fighter that they've ever done. A huge rating. Over a six rating. What does that tell us? Adrien Broner invokes these emotions in people," Schaefer said. 

"He is a natural in the ring and he's a natural outside of the ring. He makes you scratch your head and say 'did he just say that or did he just do that.?' You can be describing the moves that he's doing in the ring or what he's doing outside of the ring.' He is a natural. He's a born entertainer like Floyd Mayweather. When you have a young fighter like that producing ratings that are much higher than most of the top pound-for-pound fighters...except Mayweather and Pacquiao, the guy produces the highest ratings."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Overhand Right on 07-26-2012

Broner vs Linares, make it happen

Comment by The904star on 07-26-2012

[QUOTE=DempseyRollin;12372253]do u even follow soto??? i dont think u do. first of all he just got his ass kicked by mathysse. second hes currently fighting at 140. third hes promoted by gbp and finally his time at 135 was utter…

Comment by Mr. Philadel on 07-26-2012

[QUOTE=THE REED™;12372885]No he won't... Broner wont be as big as Floyd.. He wont be selling 1.5-2.4 million ppv events... Hes an imitation. Hes good, I respect his talent, but his ring IQ isnt on par, not even with 22yr old…

Comment by sicko on 07-26-2012

If it is truly Hank Lundy that is a Huge Fight! Lundy is the most TALENTED fighter currently at 135, to take that match up as his first fight at 135 is very impressive for Broner

Comment by MJ406 on 07-26-2012

[QUOTE=SekondzOut;12372221]I'll be checking that one out live if its Hank[/QUOTE] since nobody mentioned it ... doesn't Hank Lundy fight on Friday? and if Lundy were to win impressively, could that line him up for a shot @ Broner? **hopefully HBO…

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