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Vicente Escobedo Guarantees Upset Over Adrien Broner

By Jake Donovan

It hasn’t been an easy transition to the pro ranks for Vicente Escobedo. High expectations came with his turning pro shortly after his stint on the 2004 U.S. Olympic boxing squad, but success has only come in small doses thus far. 

Escobedo has a chance to change all of that on July 21. Granted, a tall order awaits him as he’s set to challenge unbeaten 130 lb. titlist Adrien Broner. Not only is Escobedo facing one of the best young fighters in the sport today, but has to go to his Cincinnati backyard as they headline an HBO-televised card at the U.S. Bank Arena. 

"I'm going to take full advantage of this opportunity,” Escobedo insisted to the crowd on hand for Wednesday’s press conference in Cincinnati. “I'm hungry and I've been hungry."

The lesson that Escobedo has learned through seven years as a pro is that it doesn’t matter how you arrive on stage, but what you do once you are there. The Californian has struggled at times – dropping decisions to Michael Katsidis and Robert Guerrero while the HBO cameras were rolling – but has also shown glimpse of brilliance, such as his knocking out previously unbeaten Dominic Salcido.

He will need a lot of the latter in order to get past Broner (23-0, 19KO), who makes the second defense of the 130 lb. title he acquired last November. For Escobedo, it’s his first crack at a major title but perhaps his last chance to convince HBO to bring him back.

With that came his bold declaration that July 21 will be a night to remember.

“People say that he [Broner] has talent, power and speed. I've got talent. I've got speed and I've got power too. I'm gonna shock the world. I guarantee it."

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com. Follow Jake on Twitter: @JakeNDaBox or submit questions/comments via  e-mail
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by richardt on 06-15-2012

[QUOTE=SixFootGiant;12247529]Broner would sodomize Ponce De Leon if they fought again. Seriously it would be an ass whooping of epic proportions[/QUOTE]Just say no to drugs. Broner is lucky De Leon was the smaller fighter or he would have beaten Broner like…

Comment by Bushbaby on 06-15-2012

It would make my fight evening if he did.

Comment by SixFootGiant on 06-15-2012

[QUOTE=Cleto_Reyes;12247427]why not people are already saying broner is going to be a future fighter of the decade but lost to a PDL someone Juanma put away in one round.[/QUOTE] Broner would sodomize Ponce De Leon if they fought again. Seriously…

Comment by Cleto_Reyes on 06-15-2012

[QUOTE=SixFootGiant;12247356]I see people aint never gonna let that Ponce De Leon fight go huh? In the words of Smokey from Friday: "Why you bringing up old sh*t?"[/QUOTE] why not people are already saying broner is going to be a future…

Comment by SixFootGiant on 06-15-2012

I see people aint never gonna let that Ponce De Leon fight go huh? In the words of Smokey from Friday: "Why you bringing up old sh*t?"

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