DC Armory, Washington DC, April 1
By Peter Lim
The big question here is whether the armed robbery charges recently brought against Broner (31-2, 23 KOs) have posed enough of a distraction for a gatekeeper like Theophane (39-6-1, 11 KOs) to pull off an upset. The truth of the matter is, Broner being Broner, has always had to deal all kinds of distractions from pubic lice to public intoxication so this is nothing new to him.
But another truth of the matter is Broner is one of the most overrated and and underachieving fighters in the sport so this won't be as one-sided an affair as it might seem on paper either. Theophane forces Broner to dig deep but lacks sufficient punching power to prevent Broner from stealing more rounds. Broner wins a decision in the 115-113 to 116-112 range.