Bad Left Hook will be here with live, round-by-round coverage for all three fights on tonight’s Showtime tripleheader, starting at 9 pm ET, with Adrien Broner facing Adrian Granados in the 10-round welterweight main event.
Broner (32-2, 24 KO) and Granados (18-4-2, 12 KO) are in a pivotal fight for their careers. Neither man can afford the loss, but the value of a win is different for each. For Granados, it would be a confirmation that he can be a top fighter at 140/147. For Broner, well, he’s supposed to win, but this has been a sleeper since it’s been signed, and there’s some danger.
David Avanesyan (22-1-1, 11 KO) will defend the WBA "world" welterweight title against Lamont Peterson (34-3-1, 17 KO) in the co-feature, a 12-round fight. And Marcus Browne (18-0, 13 KO) will take on Thomas Williams Jr (20-2, 14 KO) in the television opener.
Wil Esco will be handling the round-by-round coverage and scoring. Join us tonight!
ADRIEN BRONER def. ADRIAN GRANDOS by SD (97-93, 93-97, 96-94)
MARCUS BROWNE def. THOMAS WILLIAMS JR. by KO (0:42 of Round 6)
LAMONT PETERSON def. DAVID AVANESYAN by UD (115-113, 116-112, 116-112)
ROUND BY ROUND
ADRIEN BRONER vs ADRIAN GRANADOS
Adrien Broner comes out in a Kodak Black costume, and wouldn't you know it, he's accompanied by Kodak Black for our listening pleasure...
Round 1: Broner comes out with a very focused look on his face before the opening bell rings. Granados comes out doing what he does, throws punches. Granados seems to want to fight at center ring, not chasing Broner to the ropes which were tightened between fights. Granados thows nearly a dozen punches, then a few more. Not landing so clear but Broner hadn't been able to throw much himself a he's been on the defensive. Hard right hook lands in an exchange for Granados. Granados 10-9.
Round 2: Broner trying to start this round quicker knowing that he didn't get off much in round one, pumps some jabs. Sharp left hooks land for Broner. Broner rolls a right hand, lands his own counter right. Granados throwing body punches in the clinch as Broner just holds. Nice right hand from Granados. Broner holding on tight to keep Granados from working on the inside, but he can't stop Granados completely. Close round. Sharper punches come from Broner, more punches come from Granados . Granados throws a late flurry to steal it for me. Granados 10-9, 20-18.
Round 3: This fight is a little similar to the Maidana fight in that Granados' sheer volume is a little troublesome for Broner. Nice jabs land for Broner. Granados' nose is busted. Hard counter right lands for Broner. Broner lands an uppercut, trying to tee-off a little here. Granados comes back, bullies Broner to the ropes, throwing a ton of punches at Broner. Referee splits the fighters. Hard counter right lands for Broner. Broner inflicted more damage in this round. Broner 10-9.
Round 4: Replay indicates Granados’ nose cut came from a head butt. Hard punches land for Broner but Granados come right back after him. This fight is heating up quick.Granados trying to work Broner on the inside. Hard left hook to the body lands for Granados. Broner shoves his forearm in Granados' face, referee doesn't say anything. Granados dances on Broner in the ring. I'm giving the edge to Broner. Broner 10-9, 38-38.
Round 5: Granados is throwing a lot more punches than Broner but Broner starting to land the more eye catching shots. Granados gets Broner back on the ropes, leans on him, throws some shots. Both fighters going to to toe on the inside. Hard left hook lands for Broner. Broner lands some sneaky body punches to end the round, steals the round for Broner in my eyes. Broner 10-9.
Round 6: Close fight as we close in on the half-way point. Both fighters in each other's faces, working hard. Referee warns Granados for punching behind the head. Granados continues to work hard on the inside. Broner trying to hold Grandos' head when he's not punching. Granados lands a left, Broner pushes him back. Broner sneaks in his own few punches. Hard left hook lands for Broner, Granados takes it well. Two uppercuts land for Broner. Close, close round. Could really go either way. I'm giving it to Broner by the slimmest of margins because of clean punching. Broner 10-9, 58-56.
Round 7: Granados dancing around the ring a lot in this round, lands a sneaky jab. Granados dances some more, stops and pops a few more punches. Broner seems to want to trade on the inside. Nice left hook to the body lands for Granados. Broner lands a nice right uppercut. Broner trying to put a little more pressure on Granados now. Granados throws a four punch combination, partially lands. Granados throws another combination to end the round. Granados 10-9.
Round 8: Check hook from Broner. Granados lunges forward with two punches, then a few more. Now Granados has Broner along the ropes and tries to strafe him. Broner tries to time Granados with a counter right hand, doesn't land clean. Granados trying to walk right to Broner to put the pressure on. Broner lands two punches, Granados shakes his head to say it doesn't phase him. Hard right to the body from Broner. Both fighters trade punches along the ropes to end the round. I think Broner edges it. Broner 10-9, 77-75.
Round 9: Granados trying to go back to work. Throws a bunch of punches but Broner lands a couple of clean shots in between. Granados grinding out punches up close as Broner tries to hold. Granados leaning in and Broner trying to catch him with uppercuts, he's getting closer. Granados throws a whole bunch! Broner sneaks in a sharp punch to the body. Granados pulled out this round with his workrate. Granados 10-9, 85-86.
Round 10: Referee stops the action to get loose tape cut from Broner's glove. Granados lands a right, then Broner does. Granados runs right at Broner get tangled, hits Broner with his free hand to the body. Granados throwing everything he had left to win this round. Granados looking tired, but he's earned it. The punch stats should be pretty crazy as he's been throwing a ton! Broner tries to sneak in a flurry, doesn't land too clean. Now Broner trying step on the gas to end the fight. Whooh! Another tough round to score. I think Broner's late flurry steals the round and edges the fight. Broner 10-9. BLH has it 96-94 for Broner.
DAVID AVANESYAN vs LAMONT PETERSON
Round 1: Pretty slow first round, honestly. And you can tell when the commentators spend the whole round chit-chatting. Peterson jabs and moves but the jab is landing really, and Avanesyan isn't doing much of anything. Boring round 1. Peterson 10-9.
MARCUS BROWNE vs THOMAS WILLIAMS JR.
Round 1: Browne tries a long one-two that misses. Browne follows up with a jab off the hook with the hook landing. Williams doesn't have the hand speed to match Browne early, he's noticeably slower. Browne pops a jab through the guard, then one to the body. Browne dictating the pace early. Browne 10-9.
Round 2: Browne comes out with two quick jabs right at the opening bell. Browne tries three more jabs which fall short, Williams catches him with a counter right hook. Williams walking straight towards Browne now. BROWNE CRACKS WILLIAMS WITH A JAB, WILLIAMS GOES DOWN! BROWNE SMASHES WILLIAMS WITH ANOTHER PUNCH TO THE BACK OF HEAD WHILE HE WAS DOWN! Williams appears to be hurt badly from the rabbit punch. That should probably be called a disqualification but referee gives Williams a 10 count, then stops the action, then deducts a point from Browne -- giving Williams up to five minutes to recover. After a few minutes they restart the action and Browne huts Williams again with another punch right away! Williams survives the moment but he's taking some hard punches (including at least one illegal one). Browne 9-8, 19-17.
Round 3: Williams needs to change something quick. It seems Williams believes his only option is to walk forward behind a high guard in order to get inside on Browne. It's not working. Browne and Williams get into a clinch, Browne throws a few more rabbit punches, referee doesn't say anything. Here come the low blows. This is gonna be a rough and tumble fight. Browne 10-9.
Round 4: Williams wings a hard hook which misses, causing him to fall off balance. Brown rocks Williams with two punches and Williams' knees buckle. He's hurting right now. BROWNE LANDS A HARD RIGHT HOOK COUNTER ALONG THE ROPES, ABSOLUTELY LEVELS WILLIAMS! Williams gets up at the 9 count, elects to continue, referee allows him to, Browne just getting beat around the ring. Now Williams digs deep and comes back with a hard body attack with Browne on the ropes, Browne 10-8, 39-34.
Round 5: Hard left to the body lands for Browne. Williams just trying to bully Browne to the ropes so he can get off some offense. Williams walks right into a hard left hand from Browne, then another one. Williams is getting sloppy now, just swinging for a home run. He's gonna go out on his shield if he goes out, which he may soon. If Williams comes back in this fight, it's going to be because he lands a Hail Mary. He's not doing anything better than Browne. Browne 10-9.
Round 6: BROWNE COMES OUT LEVELS WILLIAMS AGAIN WITH A RIGHT HOOK! Speak of the devil and he shall appear. Williams can't beat the count. It's over. Browne KO-6.