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Adrien Broner Takes out Escobedo in 5 Rounds at 130

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Adrien Broner celebrating victoryJeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE
Justin TateCorrespondent IJuly 21, 2012

Adrien Broner (24-0, 20 KO) showed his superior skill and speed in what was being billed as his last fight at super featherweight (130 lbs) against Vicente Escobedo (26-4, 15 KO).

Broner's speed was apparent from the very beginning. He scored flashy jabs and some very powerful hooks up top and to the body.

Though Escobedo managed to get a few right jabs through, Broner's Philly shell, emulating Floyd Mayweather (43-0 26 KO), made any offense virtually null and void.

In Round 5, a powerful flurry against the ropes hurt a bewildered Escobedo badly as he bled profusely from his nose.

While Escobedo was covering up in a failed attempt to defend against the Broner onslaught, his trainer Joel Diaz threw in the towel to stop the fight.

Broner caused a bit of pre-fight controversy by not making the 130 lb weight limit. Escobedo's side threatened to back out of the fight until a financial agreement could be met.

Broner was fined, and Escobedo received an additional $120,000 to his purse.

After the fight, Broner reiterated that he had outgrown the division and called out the likes of WBC lightweight (135 lbs) king Antonio DeMarco (27-2-1, 20 KO).

 

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