Jose Benavidez Jr. made good on his pre-fight guarantee, keeping the WBA’s interim 140-pound title in his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona, on Friday with a 12th-round stoppage of Jorge Paez Jr. in a truTV bout at US Airways Center. In the co-feature, junior welterweight prospect Antonio Orozco scored a unanimous decision over Emmanuel Taylor.read more
On Friday night, truTV will broadcast two junior welterweight bouts, headlined by Jose Benavidez Jr. vs. Jorge Paez Jr. on its “MetroPCS Friday Night Knockout” series.read more
Although three-division titleholder Adrien Broner called out THE RING’s No. 1-rated junior welterweight Lucas Matthysse after defeating Emmanuel Taylor on Saturday, Broner’s trainer, Mike Stafford, would rather his top fighter go for a 140-pound title first.read more
Adrien Broner earned a hard-fought 12-round unanimous decision over Emmanuel Taylor in their Showtime-televised main event on Saturday in Broner’s home town of Cincinnati. Broner, who scored a knockdown in the final round, won by scores of 115-112 and 116-111 (twice).read more
Emmanuel Taylor knows he’s the underdog going into his Showtime-televised bout against Adrien Broner at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio on Saturday but the 23-year-old junior welterweight says he’s prepared to expose the odds favorite’s limitations and pull the upset.read more
Adrien Broner worked out for his hometown fans in Cincinnati on Wednesday, just three days out from facing Emmanuel Taylor at the US Bank Arena along with Lucas Matthysse, Andre Berto and others.read more
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