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Litzau vs Broner Bout is Likely For June, Says Schaefer

By Lem Satterfield

NABF super featherweight champion, Jason Litzau, of St. Paul, Minn., will face Adrien Broner, of Cincinnatti, likely in June at a site to be determined, BoxingScene.com was informed by Litzau's manager, John Wirt, and Broner's promoter, Golden Boy Promotions CEO, Richard Schaefer, on Thursday.

"Yes, we will do the fight," said Schaefer. "We're still working on the particulars. But yes, the fight will happen."

The 27-year-old Litzau (28-2, 12 KOs) has won five straight bouts, two of them by knockouts, and is coming off the two biggest victories of his career.

In April, Litzau decisioned Rocky Jaurez (28-8-1, 20 KOs). In November, Litzau earned a split-decision over former super bantamweight titlist Celestino Caballero (34-2, 23 KOs).

The 21-year-old Broner (20-0, 16 KOs) is coming off of a March, unanimous decision over southpaw Mexican former WBO super bantamweight titlist Daniel Ponce De Leon (41-3, 34 KOs) of Mexico accomplished before a hostile crowd.

Broner had scored 10 consecutive knockouts heading into the fight with Ponce De Leon, whose knockout streak was ended at two, and his winning streak ended at seven.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by americanbot on 04-08-2011

[QUOTE=Steak;10345843]sir, I believe the point was that compubox numbers dont mean anything as to how the fight is scored, seeing as despite Castillo landed more punches AND at a higher percentage than Mayweather you yourself had it a draw.[/QUOTE] &…

Comment by johnm is... on 04-08-2011

Are you guys seriously lashing out at the person defending Broner's compubox numbers, when the original argument was that de Leon won because the stats say so? Let me break it down... De Leon fan says that he won the…

Comment by Steak on 04-08-2011

[QUOTE=americanbot;10345816]mayweather pocketed the first 4 rounds & a few in between the later part of the fight. castilo came on a bit in the mid to later rounds........ these are 2 totally different fights......[/QUOTE] sir, I believe the point was…

Comment by americanbot on 04-08-2011

[QUOTE=2501;10345780]How could have had it a draw if the stats show Castillo out worked Mayweather. I mean, you're going by stats are you not?[/QUOTE] mayweather pocketed the first 4 rounds & a few in between the later part of the…

Comment by 2501 on 04-08-2011

[QUOTE=americanbot;10345776]had it a draw.........[/QUOTE] How could have had it a draw if the stats show Castillo out worked Mayweather. I mean, you're going by stats are you not?

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