Michael Rosenthal

Broner stops Litzau in first round

Adrien Broner stopped Jason Litzau 2:58 into a scheduled 10-round junior lightweight bout on the Saul Alvarez-Ryan Rhodes card Saturday in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Broner (21-0, 17 knockouts) hurt Litzau (28-3, 21 KOs) with a straight right and followed with a fierce barrage — including a crushing right uppercut — and the referee jumped in to stop it.

Broner, from Cincinnati, has 10 first-round knockouts. Litzau, from St. Paul, Minn., was coming off an upset of Celestino Caballero in November.

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