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ADRIEN BRONER MOVING UP TO 135 AFTER FIGHT WITH ESCOBEDO

By Ben Thompson | June 14, 2012
ADRIEN BRONER MOVING UP TO 135 AFTER FIGHT WITH ESCOBEDO

"A lot of people at 130 won't fight me right now. This will be my last fight at 130. I'ma leave my mark at 130," stated WBO super featherweight champion Adrien Broner, who revealed that his upcoming July 21 title defense against top challenger Vicente Escobedo will be his last in the 130-pound division. According to Broner, he's ready to take on the challenge of facing bigger competition, so he plans on making a statement against Escobedo before moving up to 135-pound division in hopes of facing a big name like Yuriorkis Gamboa.

"I would like to fight a Gamboa or, you know, whoever tryin' to meet me," Broner explained at a press conference to promote his next bout. "It's 100%. I wasn't even going to fight 130 this time, but, you know, he wouldn't fight me at no other weight, so it is what it is," Broner continued, referring to his opponent, Escobedo, who once fought at lightweight himself before deciding to move back down to the super featherweight division after suffering his last defeat, a 10-round unanimous decision loss to Robert Guerrero back in November of 2010. Broner, who will be making only the second defense of his title, insists that this is his final fight as a super featherweight and he hopes to leave the division with a spectacular performance. "This is the last one and I'm going to showcase," he added.

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