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Broner Misses Weight Again, Fight In Jeopardy

By Jake Donovan

Tonight's HBO headlining bout between Adrien Broner and Vicente Escobedo at the US Bank Arena in Cincinnati is once again in jeopardy of being canceled. Broner once again missed weight, this time at Saturday morning's weigh-in, where the maximum allowed limit was 140 lb as per the terms of 11th hour negotiations to save the fight.

Broner (23-0, 19KO) came in at 143 lb, once again exceeded a contracted limit by at least three pounds. The unbeaten fighter was 133.5 lb at Friday's weigh-in for what was supposed to be a super featherweight title defense against Escobedo, who weighed in at the 130 lb. divisional limit.

If the fight is to proceed as planned, chances are Broner will once again be forced to dig into his pockets in order to perform in his hometown. The bout was to be his second homecoming appearance in the span of three fights, but was already marred by Friday's antics. 

His failure to make weight resulted in his being stripped of the 130 lb. title and conceding 20% of his $300,000 - with the $60,000 split evenly between Escobedo and the Ohio Athletic Commission.

No official word has yet been given on how this affects the rest of the show. The co-feature is a 10-round bout between Keith Thurman and Orlando Lora, which many have argued as having no business being on HBO. It certainly doesn't qualify as a standalone headliner even in makeshift capacity.

More to come...

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 ChiTown2Diego on 07-21-2012

I hate to miss a fight but Escobedo should just pull out. Or if hes just looking for a payday despite the unfair advantage, ensure he gets way more than what has already been added to his share. Fuk splitting…

Comment by flint on 07-21-2012

he's young and his body is growing. like brandon rios. its time to move up and on with their boxing careers.

Comment by Frank Ducketts on 07-21-2012

Don't blow Escobedo up like he's somebody. He's still the same Escobedo you used to have faith in until he disappointed you. Broner, go to 135 or 140. Now they hate you and will want you to lose every time…

Comment by Cgarcia on 07-21-2012

[QUOTE=The Future;12358726]What a joke. This dude don't care, he was 133 yesterday. All he had to do is monitor his drink and food consumption. Weight 140 then he can go and drink whatever. He did not look 2 dehydrated.[/QUOTE] Nah.…

Comment by brick wall on 07-21-2012

this is disgusting...some sfw fighters won't even rehydrate to 140 on fight time and this kid can't even make 140 in the morning of the fight. or maybe he can, he just don't want to lose that size advantage over…

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