Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Broner Promises To Leave Super Feather With a Bang

By Jake Donovan

The weight classes surrounding the 130 lb. division are loaded with talent and star potential. The problem is finding that right balance in the 130 lb. division itself.

It was hoped that Adrien Broner would stick around long enough to make for some mouthwatering matchups. Alas, the 22-year unbeaten star insists that Saturday’s showdown with Vicente Escobedo will be his last as a 130 lb. fighter.

“This will be my last fight at 130 lb. I’m going out with a bang,” Broner (23-0, 19KO) insists of this weekend’s headliner at the US Bank Arena in his Cincinnati hometown.  The bout marks his fifth straight appearance on HBO, in a span of just 16 months.

Included along the way was his title winning effort against Vincete Rodriguez last November at the very same venue hosting this weekend’s event.

“I wasn’t given the title. I had to go out and win it,” Broner said of his violently capturing the vacant belt with a third round knockout over Rodriguez. The win was followed up by an annihilation of previously unbeaten Eloy Perez earlier this year.

Plans for a showdown with Escobedo (26-3, 15KO) have been in the works for quite some time – long enough to where nobody else at 130 will get a crack at America’s youngest active titlist.

“I’m going to show why I won and I plan to leave the ring with my belt,” Broner promises.

Of course, an abandonment of the division means Broner won’t keep the title much longer than his post-fight ringwalk, assuming he gets past Escobedo. Boxing purists have salivated over the possibility of facing Japan’s knockout artist Takashi Uchiyama, a fight that would definitely determine the very best at 130 lb.

Uchiyama is 32 years old and figures to stay put in the division for a while, if not in Japan altogether. While many insist that age is just a number, for Broner it means taking on Mother Nature, perhaps the only fight he’s not able to win these days.

“I’m young. I’m 22 and still growing. After this fight, I’m going to give the lightweights hell. Vicente is on my mind right now. After that, they can all come get it.”

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 Frank Ducketts on 07-19-2012

There is more money and better fighters at 135 for Broner. Broner is growing as well. Broner is going to beat the **** out of Escobedo.

Comment by -PBP- on 07-19-2012

[QUOTE=kiaba360;12354254]Escobedo is the #1 contender for his belt. I kinda wish Broner would take the risk and travel to Japan.[/QUOTE] That would be a bad ass move right there. Haymon won't let that happen though.

Comment by kiaba360 on 07-19-2012

[QUOTE=Money_May;12351085]Why doesn't he fight a top 5 fighter before moving up? At least unify no? SMH at his run in this division. Literally picked up a belt and went up a division. I was really hoping uchiyama would be persuaded…

Comment by Primera on 07-19-2012

[QUOTE=iniduoh;12351654]Then if Broner beats his ass, you would then say that he was old. Actually, I think that would be a good fight.[/QUOTE] No I wouldn't and Marquez would leave no room for doubt. Dinamita would retire that racist clown.

Comment by voneric on 07-19-2012

Ill put 2million on Escobedo to last all twelve rounds. If not i will put a Million on Vincente to win. Any takers? I am basically given my points away as many feel this will be an easy fight for…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (33)
Top Headlines Malignaggi: The Boxing World is Laughing at McGregor! Roy Jones Jr. and BeIN Sports Ink Television Deal For Events Harmonito Dela Torre Furious Over Saul Rodriguez Withdrawal McGregor KO Would Resonate Far Beyond Weekend in Vegas De La Hoya: Canelo Took Mayweather Fight Too Soon, Better for It Cleverly Expects Mayweather To Stop McGregor Inside of Six Retirement Crosses Canelo's Mind, But Not Ready to Walk Away McGregor Motivated By Dismissive Boxing Fans, Vows to 'Educate' Samuel Vargas Edges Ali Funeka Over Ten Rounds Mayweather-McGregor: Camps Warned To Avoid Confrontations Photos: Payano vs. Santiago, Herring vs. Miller - Official Weights IBF Abolishes Second Weigh-in For Unification Bouts Arum Discusses Crawford's Future, Facing Pacquiao-Horn Winner Joshua: Mayweather Will Beat McGregor in Landslide, Can't Compete Marcos Hernandez Camp Notes For Kevin Newman Bout Arum Gives Latest on Lomachenko vs. Rigondeaux Fight Jeff Horn: I Can Beat Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor! Haye Feels Mayweather Has Zero Fear of McGregor Landing Shots Anthony Joshua: I’d Try MMA, But I Would Probably Get Beaten Saunders: I'd Jump at Chance To Face Daniel Jacobs in December! Carl Frampton Makes it Official: Leaves Barry McGuigan, Cyclone McGregor: No Fan of Canelo, Golovkin - I Want Lomachenko-Rigo Chris Algieri: McGregor Loses, Took Me 10-15 Fights To Transition McGregor: Horn Mauled Pacquiao - That Was No Robbery Daily Bread Mailbag: Crawford-Spence, Fantasy Matches, More DeGale: Mayweather-McGregor a Mismatch, But a Great Event Damon Jones vs. James Metcalf, British Eliminator Set, 10/21 Usyk vs. Huck: Otto Wallin vs. Timur Stark Added To The Card Euro News: Braehmer-Brant, Pawel Stepien, Pierre Madsen, More Andre Ward: We Could See Mayweather Win With BIG Knockout Pacquiao-Horn Funding Issue Resolved: Manny Plans To Fight Lomachenko-Rigondeaux Close For December 9 on ESPN Golovkin-Canelo and The Right Amount of 'Marinate' Andre Ward Warns Tony Bellew: This Ain't a Movie, This is Real! Cyborg Backs Mayweather To Win, Would Love To Enter Boxing Lennox Lewis: Mayweather Should Not Be 50-0, Fight is a Farce! McGregor: I'm Ready To Change The Face of The Fight Game Berto: If McGregor Beats Mayweather - It's a Big Blow To Boxing McGregor: Mayweather Would Need To Reincarnate Bruce Lee! Pacquiao-Horn: Funding Pulled Until Manny Commits To Rematch
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement