Adrien “The Problem” Broner (30-2, 22 KOs) faces Khabib “The Hawk” Allakhverdiev (19-1, 9 KOs) October 3rd live on Showtime from U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. The fight will take place in Broner's hometown. This is a scheduled twelve round bout for the vacant WBA World super lightweight title.
Adrien Broner is coming off a recent UD lost to Shawn Porter this past June, scores: judges: Adalaide Byrd 112-114, Eric Cheek 108-118, Dave Moretti 111-115. The fight took place at MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Porter was down in the 12th round but won almost every round leading up the 12th. Many feel Broner has not looked good in the ring in his last few fight since losing to Marcos Rene Maidana in 2013.
Allakhverdiev suffered his first lost in his last fight to Jessie Vargas this past April. He lost by UD, scores judges: Jerry Roth 113-115, Robert Hoyle 111-117, Alan Krebs 113-115.
In the co-feature, undefeated IBF junior lightweight world champion Jose “The Sniper” Pedraza (20-0, 12 KOs) will defend his belt against veteran former world title challenger Edner “Cherry Bomb” Cherry (34-6-2, 19 KOs).