Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Broner-Escobedo Undercard Results: Figueroa Tops Salcido

By Jake Donovan

Up next:  The HBO cameras begin rolling with a televised doubleheader. Up first is the televised co-feature, with Keith Thurman (17-0, 16KO) making his network debut against journeyman Orlando Lora in a 10-round welterweight bout.

STILL TO COME
A long and exhausting day of drama finally came to a close where terms were reached for Adrien Broner and Vicente Escobedo to proceed with their scheduled main event. The bout airs live on HBO from the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Hometown favorite Broner (23-0, 19KO) made headlines for all of the wrong reasons. Yesterday's weigh-in saw the unbeaten hometown fighter miss weight by 3.5 lb, losing his alphabet title on the scales and forfeiting 20% of his $300,000 purse. More of the same ensued this morning, when Broner weighed 143 lb, three pounds over the renegotiated same-day limit of 140 lb.

This morning's antics initially prompted Escobedo (26-3, 15KO) and his handlers to walk, but hours of negotiating and a near doubling of his purse convinced the Californian to proceed with tonight's HBO-televised main event.

The 130 lb. belt is still at stake for Escobedo, who made weight at Friday's weigh-in. A win by Broner - who announced earlier in the week his intentions to move up in weight - would render the title vacant. 

NON-TELEVISED UNDERCARD
Omar Figueroa survived a rocky moment late in the opening round to take a wide unanimous decison over Dominic Salcido. 

Scores were 97-93 (twice) and 98-92 for Figueroa (19-0-1, 15KO), who has already fought and win six times in 2012. The red hot prospect was rocked late in the first round, but brought the pain in subsequent frames to permanently swing the fight in his favor. 

The only downside to Figueroa's night is that a six-fight knockout streak comes to an end. His breakout moment came earlier this year, stopping then-unbeaten and heavily-favored Michael Perez. 

Salcido's career heads in the exact opposite direction. This bout was his first since Oct. '10 as he falls to 18-4-2 (9KO). All four losses have come in his last six bouts, with the first coming against the B-side of tonight's headliner, Escobedo. 

The fight will air via tape-delayed clips on the Boxing After Dark telecast. 

Undefeated middleweight Chris Pearson (7-0, 4 KOs) stopped Angel Hernandez (14-11-1, 11 KOs) after mutliple knockdowns and a barrage of punches.

Junior lightweight contender Brandon Bennett (14-0, 7 KOs) was dropped in the first round, but fought his way to an eight round majority decision over John Nater (9-2, 8 KOs).

Heavyweight prospect Danny Calhoun (1-0, 1 KO) made his pro debut, stopping Quincey Palmer (3-2, 3 KOs) in the first round.

Junior lightweight prospect Ra’eese Aleem (5-0, 2 KOs) won a four round unanimous decision over DeVonte Allen (4-2-1, 3 KOs). All three judges had it 40-36.

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com. Follow Jake on Twitter: @JakeNDaBox 
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by the_kid_08 on 07-22-2012

[QUOTE=axo90;12360824]who the f is that light skinned black guy that looks a little like winky wright that was standing behind keith thurman? i see him in alot of fights....[/QUOTE] I want to know that as well he's there with all…

Comment by axo90 on 07-21-2012

who the f is that light skinned black guy that looks a little like winky wright that was standing behind keith thurman? i see him in alot of fights....

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Kyoguchi Wins IBF World Title: Ryoichi Taguchi, Kono Get KO Wins Eubank Sr: James DeGale is "Suspect" For Not Entering WBSS Omar Figueroa: Mayweather-McGregor a Joke, Slap in The Face Garcia Open to Staying at 140, Moving Up to 147 After Broner Charlo: Jacobs Exploited Golovkin's Flaws, Better Than Canelo Daily Bread Mailbag: Mayweather-McGregor, Ward-Stevenson Frank Warren on Haye-Ringstar TV Deal, Signings in The UK Aloyan Gets WBC Belt in Second Pro Fight, Fedor Chudinov Wins Wilder's Manager Concerned That Stiverne Missed His Drug Test Mayweather: I Can't Move Like I Did Before, I'm Going Toe To Toe! Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson: Roots of a Success Story Jhonny Gonzalez Blasts Rosales in Two, Wants Miguel Berchelt Deontay Wilder's Manager: It Makes Sense To Fight Luis Ortiz! Miguel Berchelt Wants To Fight Again in 2017, Not Rushing Return Jose Pedraza vs. Mickey Bey in Talks For August 22, Las Vegas Gilberto Ramirez: I Won't Let Jesse Hart Run, I Want Him To Fight Malignaggi: McGregor Can Exploit Things, Have His Moments David Allen Drops, Stops Tom Dallas in Three Rounds Gassiev Sees No Reason For Lebedev Rematch After WBSS Refusal Joe Cortez Helping Conor McGregor Prepare For Floyd Mayweather Mayweather: Believe I Can't Read and Spell? I Made $800 Million! Frank Warren: Mayweather, McGregor - Big Talk, Will They Deliver? Garcia: Non-Title Fight Vs. Broner Still Biggest of Our Careers Mairis Briedis vs. Mike Perez on September 30 in Latvia Top Rank VP: Pacquiao-Horn Was Close, 117-111 Created Issue Lomachenko: I'm Ready To Fight Guillermo Rigondeaux Next! Garcia Expects Broner to Be Biggest Puncher He Has Faced Yarde Would Love To Emulate Roy Jones, Win Title at Heavyweight Amanda Serrano-Edina Kiss: Still Worth a Look on Delay Nikki Adler Confident She'll Hand Claressa Shields Her First Loss Erol Ceylan Discusses The Past, Present and Future of EC Boxing Hatton: Pacquiao Got Old Overnight, When Horn Beats You... Malignaggi: McGregor Has Game Plan, It's Not What People Think Robert Guerrero and Knowing When To Say When Isaac Zarate Drops, Shocks Carlos Carlson To Win Decision Antonio Moran Stops Rosales To Win WBO Regional Title Amanda Serrano Stops Kiss: Cintron, Oquendo Win By KO White Smiles: Mayweather's Kink is Southpaws, McGregor is One Broner vs. Garcia Approved By WBC For The "Diamond Title" De La Hoya: McGregor Can Beat Floyd - With Flying Kick To Head!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement