Emmanuel Taylor rebounded nicely with a win after suffering just the second loss of his career in his previous bout as "the Tranzformer" lived up to his nickname by changing the momentum of his career. Adrien Broner also has momentum after winning the vacant WBA International light welterweight title in his last bout which, like Taylor, was after a loss in his previous bout that was the first time Broner had ever tasted defeat. Adrien Broner will face Emmanuel Taylor on September 6 at the US Bank Arena in Cincinnati, OH. Adrien Broner opened as a -900 favorite with Emmanuel Taylor as a +625 dog with the Boxing odds.
Adrien "The Problem" Broner
Adrian Broner is 25 years of age and stands at five feet six and one half inches tall with a reach of 69 and one half inches and fights from an orthodox stance. Broner was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA where he still resides making this bout a home arena advantage for him. Broner is the fourth ranked light welterweight in the United States and is ranked sixth in the world. Broner is coming off a unanimous decision win over Carlos Molina in a ten round bout that took place on May 3, 2014 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada which was for the vacant WBA International light welterweight title. Prior to that Broner lost his first title defense of his WBA World welterweight title that he defeated Paul Malignaggi for as he lost a unanimous decision to Marcos Rene Maidana on December 14, 2013 in a 12 round bout that took place in San Antonio, TX.
Emmanuel "Tranzformer" Taylor
The 23 year old Emmanuel Taylor stands at five feet seven and one half inches tall with a reach of 65 inches and fights from an orthodox stance. Taylor was born in the United States and resides in Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland, USA. Taylor has a career record of 18 wins and 2 losses in 20 career bouts with 12 knockout wins and two knockout losses in his career. He is the 11th ranked light welterweight in the United States and is ranked 27th in the world. On July 18, 2014 Taylor scored a 10 round unanimous decision win over Karim Mayfield.
We'll call for Broner as the big chalk winner in this one!
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