Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/7/14
Adrien ''The Problem'' Broner defeated No. 1 ranked WBO title contender Vicente Escobedo by technical knockout at 2:32 of the fifth round on Saturday. Broner relinquished his WBO junior lightweight title on Friday after weighing in more than 3 pounds overweight. Broner, a Cincinnati native fighting in the 130-pound weight class for the final time, improved to 24-0 with 20 KOs, while Escobedo fell to 26-4. Saturday's fight was to be Broner's second WBO title defense, but he was stripped of his belt after weighing in 3 1/2 pounds over the 130-pound limit. Broner weighed in at 133 1/2, prompting Escobedo's camp to threaten to cancel the bout before reconsidering hours before the fight.
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