Tomorrow night's big HBO double-header features unbeaten Adrien Broner looking to claim a world title in a second weight class, as he moves up to lightweight to face WBC champion Antonio DeMarco in the main event. Seth Mitchell will also fight in the co-feature, facing Johnathon Banks in a heavyweight bout set for 10 rounds.
The fighters will weigh in today live at 3:15 pm EST from Atlantic City, and Bad Left Hook will have streaming video of the event.
Broner (24-0, 20 KO) is still just 23, but stands out already as one of the sport's top rising stars. A phenomenal young talent, he's already won a world title at 130 pounds, but it was a pure paper belt, to be fair, and he missed weight for his last fight against Vicente Escobedo. Broner has also become one of the sport's most polarizing fighters already, which is tough to do at his age. One way or another, though, he attracts attention, and tomorrow is the biggest fight of his career.
DeMarco (28-2-1, 21 KO) is coming off of a first round destruction of John Molina on September 8, turning around quickly to get a fight with Broner done. Last year, he broke out with a stirring comeback win over Jorge Linares in Los Angeles. Many feel the 26-year-old Mexican may have the talent, power, and grit to overcome Broner's speed and pull the upset in this one.
Mitchell (25-0-1, 19 KO) and Banks (28-1-1, 18 KO) meet in a good, solid matchup for where "Mayhem" is in his own prospect climb. The former Michigan State Spartans football player has received a ton of hype, but still has plenty of skeptics, and with good reason, too. He's still beating guys he's absolutely supposed to beat, and we haven't seen his gas tank checked. Banks is a smart, seasoned fighter who may be able to take Mitchell into deeper waters than we've seen before, and he's got power if he gets a chance to use it, too.
We'll have live coverage of the fights tomorrow night, and immediate results after today's weigh-in, too.