Weigh-In Replay: Broner vs. Taylor

Live from Cincinnati OH, SHO SPORTS PRESS PASS LIVE presents the live stream of Broner vs. Taylor weigh-in. Catch headliners Adrien Broner, Emanuel Taylor, Lucas Matthysse, Roberto Ortiz, Andre Berto, and Steve Upsher as they hit the scales one day before their Showtime Championship Boxing event.

Whether You Like It Or Not: Five Reasons You Have to Watch Adrien Broner This Saturday Night

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1. You Love To Hate Him

Broner’s antics, both in and out of the ring, demand a reaction. It’s not a stretch to suggest that the anti-Broner fans want to see him lose even more than the pro-Broner fans root for him to win.

2.You Want To Find Out Just How Good He Really Is

Broner was a three-division titlist before turning 24, but his December 2013 loss to Marcos Maidana raised questions about his legitimacy as an elite fighter.

3.You Want To See Broner Against The Best 140-Pounders

Saturday’s battle against Emmanuel Taylor will be only Broner’s second bout as a junior welterweight. The division is stacked with talent, including Lamont Peterson, Danny Garcia, Lucas Matthysse, Ruslan Provodnikov, Chris Algieri, Mauricio Herrera, and Jessie Vargas. How will Broner stack up?

4.You Don’t Dare Miss What Broner Might Do Next

Broner is unpredictable. His actions might infuriate you … or make you laugh … or make you love him or despise him even more than you already do. And who can predict how outrageous he might be in his first fight at home in more than two years.

5.You Can’t Wait To Hear What Paulie Malignaggi Will Have To Say On The Broadcast

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Adrien Broner Returns to Headline Tripleheader Featuring Lucas Matthysse and Andre Berto

Former Three-Division World Champion To Meet Emmanuel Taylor At U.S. Bank Arena, Live On Showtime® Plus, Lucas Matthysse Vs. Roberto Ortiz

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Press Release
Former three-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner will return to his hometown arena following a two-year absence to headline a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® event on Saturday, Sept. 6 at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Broner will face talented young prospect Emanuel “Tranzformer” Taylor in a 12-round super lightweight bout. In the co-main event, scheduled for 10 rounds in the same weight class, Argentine powerhouse Lucas “La Máquina” Matthysse will attempt to continue his road back to the top of the 140-pound division when he meets unbeaten Mexican slugger Roberto Ortiz. Continue reading

Top 10 Junior Welterweights

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From Showtime Boxing Analyst Steve Farhood
Where do junior welterweight titleholders Danny Garcia and Lamont Peterson, both of whom will be featured on Showtime Championship Boxing on Saturday, August 9, rank among the division’s elite?
Here’s my top 10.

  1. Danny Garcia* USA 28-0
    Wins over Khan and Matthysse ensure the top spot
  2. Lucas Matthysse Argentina 35-3
    Has to be ranked ahead of Peterson because of head-to-head matchup last year
  3. Lamont Peterson* USA 32-2-1
    Dating back to 2008, quality of opposition is quite impressive
  4. Chris Algieri* USA 20-0
    Argue his win over Provodnikov if you like (and I will), but he got the nod
  5. Mauricio Herrera USA 21-4
    I thought he beat Garcia in March; consistently underrated
  6. Ruslan Provodnikov Russia 23-3
    Loss to Herrera three years ago doesn’t look that bad now
  7. Adrien Broner USA 28-1
    Not much history at this weight, but welterweight win over bigger Malignaggi stilll counts for a lot
  8. Jessie Vargas* USA 25-0
    Nine straight decision wins, but almost all against strong opposition
  9. Viktor Postol Ukraine 26-0
    At this point, home-game win over Hank Lundy worth more than recent stoppage of Selcuk Aydin
  10. Khabib Allakhverdiev Russia 19-1
    Lost debatable decision to Vargas, and remains only fighter to have defeated Joan Guzman

*World Titlist