Photo Credit: Naoki Fukuda
The weights are in for Premier Boxing Champions‘ debut show Saturday night (March 7). All the fighters looked to be in great shape with the lone blemish coming from Adrien Broner, who came in one pound over the junior welterweight limit of 140 pounds. Initially, it was announced that Broner would have two hours to lose the weight. Then news broke that the contract allowed for the 141 pound weight, leading many to speculate that the contract had been renegotiated in light of Broner’s excess weight.
The card airs at 8:30 p.m. ET
PREDICTION: Thurman UD12. Thurman will be a moving target and not give Guerrero the consistent mauling opportunities he needs to pull this one out. Thurman will land some heavy leather, but Guerrero has the chin to take it and go the distance.
CO MAIN EVENT
PREDICTION: BRONER UD12. Wouldn’t be surprised by a late stoppage considering the talent gap, but if the Molina that fought Matthysse can be conjured up, Broner will play it safe and simply outbox Molina with his usual fast counters.
OPENING TV BOUT
Abner Mares: 127
Arturo Santos Reyes: 126
PREDICTION: MARES TKO7. The only purpose of this fight should be to set up a showdown with Leo Santa Cruz. Mares is long overdue to step back up.
Ending with the lovely Laila Ali just because. She’ll be correspondent on tomorrow’s show.