21st July 2012
After weighing-in three pounds above the 130lb limit, Adrien Broner produces a powerful performance to extend his record to 24 - 0, with 20 stoppages.
Escobedo was no match for Broner as he attempted to win the WBO World Super-Featherweight Championship that the American had forfeited the day before as he came in heavy on the scales.
Broner, touted as a future pound-for-pound king, was too much for Escobedo, forcing the early finish in the fifth. He will now look to greater challenges ahead, and a possible bout with Floyd Mayweather Junior is on the horizon.
There was drama at the weigh-in as Adrien Broner, who later announced his intention to move up a weight class, came in three pounds heavy.
This meant that the WBO World Super-Featherweight title was only avaialble to Escobedo, while it was momentarily doubtful whether or not the fight would go ahead.
Two American super-featherweights go toe to toe with the WBO Championship of the World on the line.
The impressive 22-year-old Broner, unbeaten in his 23 fights, will look to extend his unblemished career record. He's won 19 of his 23 bouts by way of knockout, mostly thanks to his lightning fast speed.
For Escobedo, 30, this is his biggest fight to date. The 26 - 3 California fighter did previously have a challenge for the WBO interim strap, but lost that bout to Michael Katsidis in 2009.