Tonight Adrien Broner didn't look to make many changes, but he was in with an opponent who let him do what he does. Broner didn't up his punch output, but Allakhverdiev threw even less and just walked into a lot of hard punches. Broner was was cruising throughout most of the fight, and finally forced the referee to step in during the 12th round to stop Allakhverdiev from taking any more unnecessary punishment. I personally thought Allakhverdiev's corner should have threw in the towel a round or two before, when it was clear he had nothing to change the course of the fight. After the fight Broner challenged Floyd Mayweather to put his fighter, Ashley Theophane, up against him in his next outing.
What will likely be talked about most on this card was the co-feature between Jose Pedraza and Edner Cherry. The first fight of the Showtime broadcast was a close battle, and one I had Cherry winning 116-112 by way of being much more active and landing a lot of hard power shots. He even shook up Pedraza a couple of times. The judges, however, didn't see it that way, rendering a split decision win to Jose Pedraza with two judges scoring it an inexplicable 117-111. Those were really atrocious scorecards and there's no way on earth I could have seen Pedraza winning by that wide margin, particularly since I scored it 8 rounds to 4 for the other guy.
To Cherry's credit, he didn't cry about the results and kept a good attitude during the post fight interview, seemingly knowing that he should've won the fight.