Adrien Broner and Khabib Allakhverdiev both made weight today in Cincinnati, and the two are set for the main event showdown tomorrow night on Showtime, with the vacant WBA junior welterweight title at stake.
Broner (30-2, 22 KO) comes in a little light at 138½ pounds, just enough to make one wonder whether or not he overtrained for this fight, and if he'll have any trouble because of that tomorrow. There's no particularly good reason to suspect that is the case, other than it has happened before to many fighters and thus could happen again, but it's the type of thing easy to run with and worry about and make a fight that much more interesting in the final 24 hour lead-up.
Allakhverdiev (19-1, 9 KO) weighed in at 139 pounds, one under the weight limit. Both fighters are coming off of losses, with Broner dropping a decision to Shawn Porter in a 144-pound catchweight bout on June 20, and Allakhverdiev losing in April 2014 to Jessie Vargas, which also means that the Russian has been out of the ring for nearly 18 months.
The IBF super featherweight title will also be defended on Showtime, as Jose "Sniper" Pedraza (20-0, 12 KO) makes his first defense against veteran Edner Cherry (34-6-2, 19 KO). Both weighed in at 129, a pound below their limit.