Adrien Broner-Khabib Allakhverdiev Looms For WBA Belt

By Rick Reeno has been advised that a deal is close for former three division world champion Adrien Broner (30-2, 22KOs) to face former beltholder Khabib Allakhverdiev (19-1, 9KOs) for the vacant WBA 'regular' junior welterweight championship on October 3rd either in Las Vegas or Cincinnati. The televised outlet is unknown at the moment.

The card will be co-promoted by Vladimir Hryunov (who works with Khabib) and one of the promoters who work with Haymon Boxing.

The 'regular' WBA belt was vacated by Jessie Vargas in June when he moved up to the welterweight division to challenge WBO champion Timothy Bradley. Broner is ranked at #2 under the WBA and Khabib is sitting at #5.

Khabib has been inactive since last April, when he lost a close twelve round decision to Vargas on the Pacquiao-Bradley II undercard. There were some who felt Khabib had done enough to earn the victory. There was immediately talk of a rematch, but it never happened.

Broner is coming off a June twelve round decision loss to Shawn Porter in a fight which took place in the welterweight division [catch-weight of 144]. Both of Broner's career defeats came in the welterweight ranks. He's won all three of his fights at the junior welterweight limit.

A win would make Broner a four division champion. He's won world titles at 130, 135 and 147.

The WBA's 'super champion' at the weight is still Danny Garcia, and Jose Benavides is the interim-beltholder.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Carolina Bomber on 08-09-2015

[QUOTE=mathed;15950207]LMAO, ducking Provo to fight some dude that Jessie Vargas already whooped up on. Protecting the hypejob, just what Hymen does best.[/QUOTE] I just watched the last 3 rounds of that fight (that's all I could find on a quick…

Comment by Carolina Bomber on 08-09-2015

It's going to be funny watching Broker lose to this guy lmao

Comment by nacho daddy on 08-09-2015

who the phuck is allahytwqvbwzxcer??

Comment by 36Chambers. on 08-09-2015

[QUOTE=Bughuul.;15950217]When is Amir Imam going to get his chance?[/QUOTE] If I'm not mistaken, the Young Master is going to get his shot against the winner of the Matthysse/Postol matchup for the WBC strap.

Comment by King_ on 08-09-2015

OH. MY GOD. YES!!! War KHABIB!!! The best 140lber in the world is back Khabib's career almost got ruined by that snake Bob Arum and those corrupt Vegas judges. Jesse Vargas robbed not only Khabib, but Anton Novikov in back-to-back…

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