Sources close to the situation have informed us that it looks like three-division world champion Adrien Broner will likley face jr. welterweight contender Emmanuel Taylor when he makes his return to the ring on September 6. As previously reported by FightHype.com, the bout is still heading to Broner's hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio and the card will feature several up-and-coming local fighters, including bantamweight Rau'Shee Warren and lightweight Robert Easter.
Taylor is coming off of a career-defining victory, surviving a late knockdown to score a 10-round unanimous decision victory over Karim Mayfield this past Friday on ESPN Friday Night Fights. Former welterweight champion Andre Berto and hard-hitting jr. welterweight Lucas Matthysse are also expected to make their return to the ring on the same date, but it's unclear if either will be on Broner's card or fighting in a different venue. That being said, one should not be surprised to see Showtime broadcast a split-venue show on that night.
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