Adrien “The Problem” Broner (30-2, 22 KOs) returns to his hometown to face Khabib “The Hawk” Allakhverdiev (19-1, 9 KOs) for the WBA Super Lightweight title on Saturday, October 3 live on Showtime from U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio.
In the co-feature, undefeated IBF Junior Lightweight titlist Jose “The Sniper” Pedraza (20-0, 12 KOs) will defend his belt against veteran Edner “Cherry Bomb” Cherry (34-6-2, 19 KOs).
“I’m excited to be back in Cincinnati taking on a tough world class fighter who is going to bring it,” said Broner. “This fight means the world to me. It’s a huge deal to have the chance to be a four-division world champion at 26 years old.”
“Broner is a good boxer, he is a fast and talented guy, but as a man I don’t have anything good to say about him,” said Allakhverdiev (pronounced ah-lockh-ver-DEE-ev). “I am looking forward to a world championship winning performance and I know that if he tries to do something to get in my head, to approach me or to push me that I will be as restrained as possible and save my anger for fight night.”
“I’m very excited to be back on SHOWTIME defending my title,” said Pedraza. “This is another step in the direction of becoming a superstar in the sport of boxing. I will be victorious and make my island proud.”
“I’m in a tough fight on October 3 but I’m very excited for this opportunity,” said Cherry. “This is nothing new for me. I’m not taking Pedraza lightly. He’s a champion for a reason. This is something that comes once in a lifetime and I’m going all-in to win this title.”