Adrien Broner vs. Khabib Allakhverdiev Predictions
Monday, September 28th, 2015By Tom Wilkinson
Boxing Betting Odds: The WBA super lightweight title will be on the line on Saturday, October 3rd when Adrien Broner takes on Khabib Allakhverdiev. This bout that takes place at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio can be seen on Showtime. Broner comes into this fight with a record of 30-2 with 22 knockouts while Allakhverdiev is 19-1 with 9 knockouts. Broner is 8-1 in his career in title fights and has won four belts but he has never won a title at 140 pounds.
Here is a look at the fight and boxing predictions.
This bout will be for the vacant WBA super lightweight title although many people are wondering why. Broner is just 3-2 in his last five fights and Allakhverdiev lost his last fight. Broner will be looking to win a title in four different weight classes. “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 has not fought since losing to Shawn Porter in June. He will be dropping down in weight to take on Allakhverdiev.
The only loss for Allakhverdiev came last year when he lost a 12-round split decision to Jessie Vargas. Allakhverdiev won the WBA 140-pound title as he defeated Joan Guzman in November of 2012 and he defended it in 2013 with a win over Souleymane M’Baye in July of 2013.
This bout will go on as schedule but Top Rank is contesting that this should be a title bout. The WBA has a mess of a ranking system anyway but Top Rank doesn’t like it that their fighter, Jose Benavidez Jr. is not getting a title shot before Broner and Allakhverdie. Benavidez Jr. is the interim champion and he has to fight Michele Di Rocco. “For reasons we do not know, and none have been offered, the WBA circumvented Mr. Benavidez and ordered the #2-ranked contender (Broner) to compete against the #5-ranked contender (Allakhverdiev) for the championship” Top Rank said, “There is no legitimate reason for the WBA to depart from its protocol to the detriment of Mr. Benavidez. “In case there was any confusion, Mr. Benavidez is ready, willing and able to compete against any opponent for the vacant championship, and we request the WBA order as much.”
The co-feature on Showtime has undefeated IBF Junior Lightweight World Champion Jose Pedraza defending against challenger Edner Cherry.
This should be a win for Broner in front of his hometown fans in Cincinnati.
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