Adrien Broner wins second world championship
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (Nov. 19, 2012) – Cincinnati’s Adrien “The Problem” Broner became the youngest current American two-time world champion this past Saturday when, in an impressive showing, he defeated Mexico’s Antonio DeMarco by technical knockout in the eighth round at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. The bout was televised live on HBO’s premier boxing program, HBO World Championship Boxing. It was his seventh overall appearance on HBO.
In what most people considered to be Broner’s toughest fight to-date, he was able to control the pace throughout the whole fight and gain a commanding lead before knocking down DeMarco in the eighth. DeMarco’s corner then threw in the towel forcing referee Benjy Esteves Jr. to stop the fight and handing Broner the World Boxing Council (WBC) lightweight title.
“I came into the fight looking for a war because I know DeMarco is a warrior,” Broner said at the post-fight press conference. “But, ‘The Problem’ stands.”
For his part, DeMarco said, “Without a doubt, he is a very complete fighter. I like big challenges, and I think Broner is a super fighter.”
Around the boxing world, excitement for Broner and what the future holds for him is growing. At such a young age, Broner himself acknowledges that there is a lot more to be accomplished.
“Two-time world champion, 23 years old,” Broner said. “This has just begun – the Adrien Broner, ‘Mr. HBO’ show.”