Broner getting title shot on October 3
- Updated: August 28, 2015
Adrien Broner is set to return to the ring on October 3, as he’ll take on Khabib Allakhverdiev on Showtime for the vacant WBA junior welterweight title in Cincinnati, Ohio’s U.S. Bank Arena.
“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. “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.”
In the co-feature, Jose Pedraza will defend his IBF junior lightweight belt against Edner Cherry.
“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.”
Tickets are priced at $154, $104, $79, $54, and $29 and are on sale now via Ticketmaster.