Adrien Broner's scheduled fight tonight with Vicente Escobedo is still up in the air. (Photo by Pat Lovell - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions)
No official decision has been made on tonight's scheduled Adrien Broner vs Vicente Escobedo fight, which was to main event HBO Boxing After Dark from Cincinnati. Yesterday, Broner weighed in over the 130-pound limit (well over, in fact), and this morning, was three pounds over a 140-pound limit set for a second weigh-in.
Rolando Arellano, the manager of Vicente Escobedo, says it's all still up in the air:
"No comment. There’s great controversy in the air."
Some have said that if the Broner fight is canceled, the show will still go on, with Keith Thurman bumped to the main event against Orlando Lora. As good as I'd feel for the undercard guys still getting to do their job, it certainly doesn't make for an exciting reason to stay inside on a summer Saturday night.
This entire mess has been -- well, a mess, and it's hard not to be at least slightly offended by all of it. Steve Kim's latest update is that Al Haymon, who manages Broner, is "making one last ditch effort" to get Escobedo to agree to the fight. Thus far, it doesn't sound like Team Escobedo is dying to get in there and make this fight happen, but there are a lot of factors here.
We'll have more when we know whether or not this fight is going to happen.