Adrien Broner and Emanuel Taylor held court at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati to officially announce their Sept. 6 fight, which will take place at the same venue. Photos by Mark Zerof – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions.
Adrien Broner, Lucas Matthysse and Andre Berto will appear in separate bouts of a tripleheader on Sept. 6 in Broner’s hometown of Cincinnati.
Once-beaten junior welterweight veteran Paul Spadafora, who is coming off a unanimous decision over Hector Velazquez on July 11, confirmed a report that he is a consideration for a Sept. 6 fight against Adrien Broner.
The Shawn Porter-Kell Brook IBF welterweight title bout on Aug. 16 will head up a Showtime tripleheader that includes the WBC 168-pound titleholder Sakio Bika’s rematch with Anthony Dirrell and WBC lightweight beltholder Omar Figueroa Jr. vs. Daniel Estrada.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we learn more about former three-division titlist Adrien Broner’s tentative return to the ring.
RingTV’s Dominic Verdin soaked in the “fight night” atmosphere at StubHub Center on Saturday. Verdin spoke to (in order) Adrien Broner, Josesito Lopez, Mario Lopez, Shawn Porter, Gennady Golovkin, Robert Garcia, Leo Santa Cruz, Robert Guerrero, Oscar De La Hoya and Jesus Soto Karass.
As a result of Adrien Broner’s unorthodox post-fight comments about Carlos Molina, the WBC levied a suspension on the former three-division titlist. However, Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer couldn’t disagree more with the decision.
The WBC has barred Adrien Broner from participating in its ratings or any sanctioned title fights until he apologizes for comments he made after his win over Carlos Molina.
There was lots of action involving RING-rated fighters last week but the most significant bout was between the magazine’s welterweight champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Marcos Maidana, who advanced in the rankings by giving the pound-for-pound king a fight.
Three-division titlewinner Adrien Broner officially put his “minor setback” in the rearview mirror with a wide decision victory over Carlos Molina, and said he now wants a shot at pound-for-pounder Manny Pacquiao.
“The Moment” is here! Well, not quite, but the weigh-in photos are here! Floyd Mayweather Jr., Marcos Maidana, Adrien Broner and others stepped on the scales before tomorrow’s big show. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
Showtime Sports will offer a live stream for today’s weigh-in for the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Marcos Maidana mega-event on Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev. The stream begins at 5:45 p.m. ET/2:45 p.m. PT.
As long as he’s getting a paycheck in the end, Adrien Broner doesn’t care when or in what slot his fight against Carlos Molina will take place on May 3.
Adrien Broner, Amir Khan, Carlos Molina and other fighters on the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Marcos Maidana undercard this Saturday the MGM Grand. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.