U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OH, Oct. 3
By Peter Lim
The cocky Broner doesn't appear to have been humbled by his losses to Porter and Maidana. Still of the mindset that he's a Hall-of-Fame caliber fighter, he underestimates he Allakhverdiev's ability and determination. Broner showboats and struggles to eke out an unimpressive split decision against the unheralded and inexperienced Russian, reaffirming what has been the writing on the wall since 2013 - that he is the most overrated, over-hyped, under-performing fighter in that weight region since Zab Judah.
As dominant as Broner was, he is no Floyd and still looked very vulnerable.