Adrien Broner says he’s a more mature individual, and he may well be, but it looks like making weight still may be an issue for him. RingTV has learned through a conference call that the Feb. 18th fight between Adrien Broner and Adrian Granados will now take place at the full welterweight limit, 147lbs, instead of the originally contracted 142lb catchweight, with Broner’s team requesting the change.
Broner previously held a world title at 140lbs but was stripped when he failed to make weight against Ashley Theophane in his last outing. So when asked about the fight weight for next weekend’s fight, Granados told RingTV:
“It is actually at 147,” Granados told RingTV.com on the call. “It was 142 but it’s 147 now and it’s just the way it is.” He was asked if Broner’s side asked for the weight to be increased. “Yes, they did,” Granados said of Broner, a friend and former sparring partner. “And it was kind of a take-it-or-leave-it offer. So I’m obviously not going to pass up on this opportunity and I accepted.”
Granados was then asked if he was compensated for the late change in weight limit, at which point a moderator said that question should be answered by Broner’s promotional team, who did not comment on the matter.
Granados added that he believes Broner getting sick during training camp may have prompted the weight change request, although he notes that he too got sick during camp but was still planning on making the 142lb mark.