On July 21, Adrien Broner returns to Cincinnati to defend his WBO super featherweight belt against Vicente Escobedo. The fight will be televised on HBO. Broner and Escobedo got together for their opening press conference on Wednesday afternoon, and right here, you can take a look at what each man had to say about the upcoming fight.
Adrien “The Problem” Broner, WBO Junior Lightweight World Champion
“July 21 is just another day in the ring for me. I’ll come in laughing and dancing. I like to have fun with it.
“He’s coming to my hometown and I’m excited.
“I don’t know him and I don’t want to know him. I’m in the hurt business and I’m gonna handle Escobedo.”
“I’ve been in shape since 1989. When I was born and the doctor smacked me, I smacked him back.
Vicente “Chente” Escobedo, NABO Junior Lightweight Champion
“I’m going to take full advantage of this opportunity. I’m hungry and I’ve been hungry.
“People say that he [Broner] has talent, power and speed. I’ve got talent. I’ve got speed and I’ve got power too. I’m gonna shock the world. I guarantee it.”
“Battle On The Banks: Broner vs. Escobedo,” a 12-round fight for Broner’s WBO Junior Lightweight World Championship taking place Saturday, July 21 at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio, is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and R&R Promotions and sponsored by Corona and AT&T. The fight will be broadcast live on HBO Boxing After Dark® beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Tickets, priced at $128, $78, $53 and $28 are available for purchase at the U.S. Bank Arena Box Office, by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.