Adrien Broner vs. Vicente Escobedo

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2012-07-21 : Adrien Broner 133½ lbs beat Vicente Escobedo 130 lbs by TKO at 2:45 in round 5 of 12

Aired On: HBO World Championship Boxing (Main Event)


  • Adrien Broner 23-0 (19 KOs) vs. Vicente Escobedo 26-3 (15 KOs)
  • Broner entered as the # 3 junior lightweight contender according to The Ring Magazine. Escobedo, a 9.5 to 1 betting underdog, was unranked by the same publication.
  • Broner weighed in at three and a half pounds over the 130-pound limit and was subsequently stripped of the WBO Super Featherweight Title.


  • "I'm young. I'm 22. I'm still growing. I just feel like it's time for me to go up. After this fight, there really wouldn't be a reason for me to stay. I'm just going to go up and give the lightweights hell." - Adrien Broner after failing to make weight.


  • Rafael, Dan. "Adrien Broner stripped of title" (2012, July 20) Article