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Team Escobedo: Broner Was Too Big, Broke Vicente's Nose

By Bill Emes

Unbeaten rising star Adrien Broner (24-0, 20KOs) went right through Vicente Escobedo (26-4, 15KOs) in five rounds on Saturday night at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio.

According to Escobedo's manager, Rolando Arellano, his boxer's nose was broken in the contest.

"[Broner] is an amazing young man. He's going to be the future of boxing. He was fast, he was strong. Vicente Escobedo had his nose broken. And because of the weight difference and stuff, the corner felt that it was in his best interest to stop the fight before he receives any damages," Arellano said.

There was a lot of controversy leading up to the fight. Broner failed to make the super featherweight limit at Friday's weigh-in, coming in 3.5-pounds over the limit.

A deal was then reached for Broner to weigh 140-pounds on the morning of the fight. He came in at 143-pounds. Escobedo then refused to move forward with the contest. After hours of negotiations, some money changed hands and a new catch-weight of 148 was agreed upon by both sides. It was still clear that Broner was much bigger and much stronger when the two boxers stepped in the ring.

"Broner went up to 147, we went up to 144. You can clearly see the difference in power in there. We need to do what's clearly in the best interest of Vicente. [130] is [Vicente's] division. He attempted to fight at 135. He has not been as effective at 135. We noticed that when we put him at 130, that's when Vicente basically shined the most," Arellano said.

"We clearly understand that the weight differences would make a substantial effect. It's important that everyone understand that it's not that we're arrogant or knuckleheads. The purpose of people making weight is to protect them, to make it a balanced playing field and we initially felt that it wasn't a balanced playing field. We did everything necessary to make it a balanced playing field and that's what all of the controversy was about. We felt that we made it to the best of our ability, some place where we could have a fair competition with Broner. Unfortunately, Broner was just too big and that was quite obvious."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BooHoo on 07-23-2012

People who don't box or go to a gym don't know anything about weight and making weight. Robert Garcia even says that guys who were 1 division above him would smash him up and he was at a much higher…

Comment by Thickback on 07-23-2012

Broner is a heck of a talent and it will be interesting to see how his career plays out from here. But, he needs to open his eyes a bit and realize he isn't bigger than the sport. His attitude…

Comment by EdWins on 07-22-2012

Yeah yeah yeah, Broner would have beat Escobedo eitherway, at any weight, blah blah blah, whatever, it doesn't make Broner any less of a c^nt. and yes, I mad :D

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 07-22-2012

[QUOTE=-Kev-;12363021]This is what makes Escobedo a C class fighter, crying about a 5lb advantage that Broner had. Escobedo is certainly no Mayweather, or even Pacquiao. Mayweather-Castillo: 138[Mayweather] vs 148[Castillo] Mayweather-Castillo II: 138[Mayweather vs 147[Castillo] Mayweather-Corrales: 136[Mayweather] vs 146[Corrales] Mayweather-Baldomir: 149[Mayweather]…

Comment by miamike on 07-22-2012

I don't know these guys go ahead and fight someone that can't make weight. It never turns out good. The fight should get canceled and the guy that came in heavy against the written contract should pay the other guys…

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