Sunday 22 July 2012

Broner could face Mitchell-Burns winner!

Broner celebrates after his fifth round stoppage over Vincente Escobedo.
Former super-featherweight king Adrien Broner has revealed that he is now leaving the 130lb division and moving up to lightweight. The 22-year old American will no doubt become the No.1 contender for Ricky Burns' WBO lightweight title which means that things could get really interesting.

Burns (left), Mitchell  (right).
Burns takes on Kevin Mitchell on September 22nd in one of the most highly anticipated domestic fights of the year. However, the winner of the clash may not stay champion for long. If Broner is made the No.1 contender, the winner will likely be forced to defend the title against him at the end of the year.

The only way out for the Brit pair would be if 'The Problem' turned his attention to the WBA lightweight title which was vacated by Brandon Rios earlier this year. But, it is looking likely that Richard Abril and Gavin Rees will be fighting for that title.

It's not a certainty that Broner would beat either Burns or Mitchell but from what we've see from the three fighters so far, Broner has looked by far the best. He is regarded by many as the next superstar in boxing and he certainly lived up to his reputation last night (July 21st) against Vincente Escobedo. Broner put on a boxing masterclass and stopped Escobedo in just five rounds.

Ricky Burns, 29, was set to face Broner last year but instead chose to move up to lightweight, leading many people to believe that he was ducking the young superstar. It has always seemed like these two are destined to face each other. So later this year we could be seeing a fight that we have all wanted to see for a very long time.

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