Cincinnati's Adrien Broner didn't waste much time once he got an opportunity, and stopped Jason Litzau tonight in Mexico in a fight that lasted just 2:58.
Broner (21-0, 17 KO) waited around for Litzau for much of the round, looking for counter punching opportunities, but late in the round caught Litzau (28-3, 21 KO) with a wild left hook and a big right that stunned the Minnesotan and put him against the ropes. The 21-year-old Broner continued unloading with heavy shots, cracking Litzau with a right hand, followed by a brutal uppercut, and then put Litzau down and out with two more big shots.
Litzau was tentative, but so was Broner. The difference maker was what many expected: Power from Broner and a subpar punch resistance from Litzau. It just simply came earlier than most expected when referee Curtis Thrasher mercifully stepped in during the onslaught.
For Broner, it's a career-best win by far, as many still question whether or not he truly deserved the duke in March against Daniel Ponce de Leon. And for Litzau, it's a loss that ends a career rebirth, and once again really drops his stock. He just doesn't take punches too well, and as a slow starter, that's a bad combination.
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