Adrien Broner, Adrian Granados, and the rest of tomorrow night’s Showtime fighters are set for action, as all six men made weight today in Cincinnati ahead of the fights.
Broner (32-2, 24 KO) and Granados (18-4-2, 12 KO) both weighed in at 146½ pounds for their welterweight main event, set for 10 rounds. The original contract weight was 142 pounds, but Broner’s team changed that a week ago, leaving some question as to his conditioning. We’ll find out tomorrow.
The WBA “world” welterweight title will be on the line between David Avanesyan (22-1-1, 11 KO) and Lamont Peterson (34-3-1, 17 KO) in a 12-round fight. Avanesyan weighed in at the limit of 147 pounds, with Peterson at 146½.
In the TV opener, light heavyweights Marcus Browne (18-0, 13 KO) and Thomas Williams Jr (20-2, 14 KO) will do battle in another 10-rounder. Both weighed in at 174½, just under the 175-pound limit.
Quick notes on the officials for the fights:
- Referee: Earnie Sharif (Pittsburg, Penn); Judges: Robert Pope (Cincinnati), Phil Rogers (Youngstown, Ohio), Steve Weisfield (River Vale, N.J.)
- Referee: Harvey Dock (Newark, N.J.); Judges: Robert Pope (Cincinnati), Phil Rogers (Youngstown, Ohio), Steve Weisfield (River Vale, N.J.)
- Referee: Ken Miliner (Cincinnati), Judges: Robert Pope (Cincinnati), Phil Rogers (Youngstown, Ohio), Stacey Blevins (Dayton, Ohio)