Adrien Broner wanted 10 rounds instead of 12, and he may be lucky that’s what he got. Tonight at home in Cincinnati, Broner got past Adrian Granados in a tough fight, winning a split decision on scores of 96-94, 97-93, and 93-97.
BLH’s Wil Esco had it 96-94 for Broner, while I had it even, 95-95.
It was a fight where Broner (33-2, 24 KO) was more accurate, and Granados (18-5-2, 12 KO) more active, which was about as expected. Both men took some good shots and didn’t really budge, but Broner definitely landed the hardest-looking shots in the fight, and there was very little really separating the two of them in the end.
After the fight, Broner told Showtime’s Jim Gray that he plans to be a better role model and star going forward, but his rehearsed interview lines before that were the same as ever. Meanwhile, Granados went off on what he felt was a hometown advantage for Broner, though he didn’t go off on Broner himself, and the two remained friendly, as they had been coming in.
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