Adrien Broner will fight for the 130-pound title that Ricky Burns vacated on November 26, and HBO will still televise the fight. No opponent has yet been lined up, and it appears that Eloy Perez, who Golden Boy would like to have in the fight, won't be across the ring, as he wants too much money, and Perez's team has said they won't go to Cincinnati for the fight and that Perez doesn't want to fight on that date, anyway.
Broner (21-0, 17 KO) has won a couple of fights on HBO this year, nicking one against Daniel Ponce de Leon and then blowing up Jason Litzau in the first round. Burns would have been his first shot at a major title, but he'll still have that on his plate.
Last time we talked about this situation, I said that it could be a good chance for HBO to put together a triple-header with good, young fighters from Golden Boy. Maybe get Seth Mitchell his HBO debut on this date (Mitchell fights on Friday, but likely will be good to go by then), maybe get Danny Jacobs back in the ring, perhaps Peter Quillin, maybe feature Leo Santa Cruz (one of my personal favorite prospects out there). They have plenty to offer, and it could be a good chance to promote and hype their HBO2 series that will debut in 2012, which will feature prospects in something of a ShoBox-like format.
But either way, Broner is fighting on HBO on November 26.