Vicente Escobedo and his team are seriously considering pulling out of Saturday's HBO Boxing After Dark main event. (Photo by Pat Lovell - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions)
Adrien Broner was well overweight at today's weigh-in for his Saturday night HBO fight with Vicente Escobedo, coming in at 133½ pounds for the 130-pound fight. It is not known at the moment whether or not Escobedo will go through with the fight, but manager Rolando Arellano tells The RING that it's possible they will not:
"We might not take the fight. He's the champion, and he's got to make weight. That's not our problem. We're in his hometown and he's got all of the unfair advantages," said Escobedo's manager, Rolando Arellano.
"Yet he has two hours and he's refusing to make weight? He said up on the scales that he can't make weight? Then he's got a problem, because we made weight. We satisfied all of our obligations. So we'll see what we can work out."
Arellano adds that to go through with the fight, their team would want a maximum weight on Broner tomorrow of 140 pounds. He also makes clear that it's a "valid threat," and not just talk. Keep in mind if Escobedo does decide not to go through with the fight, he would be in line for a shot at the WBO super featherweight title, which Broner will be vacating.