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BRONER BRUTALIZES AND STOPS DEMARCO IN 8; CAPTURES WBC LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE

By Ben Thompson | November 17, 2012
BRONER BRUTALIZES AND STOPS DEMARCO IN 8; CAPTURES WBC LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE

Moments ago, undefeated former super featherweight champion Adrien Broner made a spectacular debut at 135 pounds, defeating former champion Antonio DeMarco via 8th round TKO at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, capturing the WBC lightweight title in the process. Using his superior hand speed and technical skills, Broner stood in the center of the ring willing to go toe-to-toe, breaking down DeMarco with devastating body shots, uppercuts, and combinations. Relive all the action in FightHype's round-by-round results.

PREFIGHT
Broner comes out first, decked out in a pink Havoc outfit  with a picture of Emanuel Steward on the his back as he dances his way to the ring. DeMarco comes out next. He looks focused and ready.

ROUND 1
DeMarco comes out jabbing. DeMarco fires a left to the body. Nice straight left lands upstairs for DeMarco. Left to the body gets in for DeMarco. Broner backs him up to the ropes. Quick jab gets in for Broner. They trade jabs. Quick left gets in for DeMarco. Broner digs a right to the body. Right upstairs lands for Broner. Jab lands for Broner. Left hook lands for Broner. Another. Tit for tat in that round, but I give to the champion.

Broner 9 DeMarco 10

ROUND 2
Stiff jab lands for Broner. DeMarco fires a left to the body. Quick jab lands for Broner. DeMarco lands a left upstairs. Short left hook lands for Broner. Straight right from Broner snaps the head of DeMarco. Jab lands for Broner. Broner walking DeMarco down. Another jab lands for Broner. DeMarco lands a left to the body. Another left hook lands for Broner. Nice right hand lands for Broner. Left hook lands for Broner. DeMarco lands a left. Right hand lands for Broner. Round to Broner.

Broner 19 DeMarco 19

ROUND 3
Broner firing his jab. DeMarco fires a left to the body. Nice right down the pipe lands for Broner. Jab followed by a left hook lands for Broner. DeMarco digs to the body, but it's partially blocked. They trade jabs. Hard left hook lands for Broner upstairs. Right hand lands for Broner. Another HARD right down the middle lands for Broner. DeMarco gets in  a left. They trade some shots on the inside. Left hook lands for Broner. DeMarco gets in a left. Round to Broner.

Broner 29 DeMarco 28

ROUND 4
Jab lands for Broner. DeMarco is cut over his eye. Left gets in for DeMarco. Nice right lands for Broner. DeMarco digs a left to the body. Broner lands an uppercut. DeMarco lands a left. They trade to the body. HARD right hands land for Broner. Uppercut lands for Broner. DeMarco digs to the body. Both guys trade on the inside. Nice right lands for Broner. Another. HARD uppercut lands for Broner. Another. Another. 1-2 lands for Broner. HARD body shots land for Broner. DeMarco answers with body shots of his own. Broner lands a couple more uppercuts. HARD righ thands land for Broner. Broner picking him apart on the inside. Another solid right lands for Broner. DeMarco gets in a left. Right lands for Broner. Uppercut lands for Broner. Left lands for Broner. Right lands for Broner. Round to Broner.

Broner 39 DeMarco 37

ROUND 5
Quick right lands for Broner. Left lands for Broner. Broner digs a right to the body. Uppercut lands for Broner. HARD right from Broner snaps the head back of DeMarco. Uppercut lands for Broner. Anohter right lands for Broner. 4-punch combo from Broner RIPS DeMarco. Uppercut lands for Broner. DeMarco fires a 1-2. HARD 4-punch combo lands again for Broner. Right to the body followed by a left hook upstairs lands for Broner. Another right to the body lands for Broner. DeMarco getting broke down. Uppercut followed by a right lands for Broner. Straight right lands for Broner. Right hook lands for Broner. DeMarco getting busted up bad. Another right lands for Broner. Great round for Broner. 10-8 in my opinion.

Broner 49 DeMarco 45

ROUND 6
Broner walks DeMarco to the ropes. Uppercut lands for Broner. Broner rips him to the body. DeMarco gets in a left. Uppercut lands for Broner. Left and a right lands for Broner. DeMarco lands a left to the body. Broner lands a right. Broner just tapping him with shots. DeMarco digs a 1-2 to the body. Broner working the body. HARD uppercut lands for Broner. HARD 1-2 to the body lands for Broner and DeMarco buckles. Uppercut lands for Broner. Round to Broner.

Broner 59 DeMarco 54

ROUND 7
Broner lands a right and a left hook. DeMarco sneaks in a left. Broner pops him with a couple of rights. Uppercut followed by a right to the body lands for Broner. DeMarco's face is busted up. Uppercut followed by a 1-2 lands for Broner. DeMarco lands a left. Straight right lands for Broner. DeMarco fires back and lands a left. Broner lands an uppercut. Right hand lands for DeMarco. Left and a right lands for Broner. They trade on the inside, but Broner landing more and better. Round to Broner.

Broner 69 DeMarco 63

ROUND 8
Right lands for Broner to start the round. Another. They trade body shots. Uppercut lands for Broner. 1-2 to the body lands for Broner. Uppercut followed by a left hook lands for Broner. 5-punch combo lands for Broner. HARD left to the body lands for Broner. Uppercut lands for Broner. Another. Left and a right to the body lands for Broner. HARD uppercut lands for Broner again and DeMarco is down. That's it. It's over. DeMarco's corner throws in the towel.

Broner TKO8

THE WINNER BY TKO AT 1:49 OF ROUND 8...ADRIEN BRONER

COMPUBOX
Broner total punches: 241/451
DeMarco total punches: 93/351

Broner power punches: 216/373
DeMarco power punches: 80/253

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