Originally posted on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 7/20/12
Saturday night's Adrien Broner vs. Vicente Escobedo fight in Cincinnati, Ohio, is currently in jeopardy. The Broner vs. Escobedo weigh-ins were held on Friday afternoon, and while "Chente" Escobedo, who was dropping down from lightweight, made weight without any issue, Adrien Broner didn't even come close. He weighed in at 133.5 lbs, three and a half pounds overweight, and made no effort to make the weight after the failed first attempt. In other words, Broner pulled a "Mayweather" - showing up heavy for a fight, having never had any intentions of making weight. Of course, he's doing it at a time in his career with about 1/50th of the accomplishments and fame of Mayweather. You can't just pull this kind of stunt without repercussion, and one would think HBO is growing tired of his antics. Broner figures though that he'll suck up the financial penalty - 20% of his purse - and he knows that he is in the position of power. Escobedo doesn't have any other big fight options on the table...
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