Adrien Broner claimed a split decision over Adrian Granados at Xavier University’s Cintas Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Saturday.
At the end of the night’s affairs, the judges at ringside scored the contest – 97-93, 96-94 Broner and 97-93 Granados.
From the opening bell, it was a closely fought contest, Broner was able to successfully land some impressive counters in the opening round whilst Granados searched for a way to get up close and personal with Broner.
In the second round, Broner continued to land counter lefts successfully. Meanwhile, Granados was able to get on the inside and start to work Broner’s body.
As we moved into the third, Granados ended up with a bloody nose after being caught by Broner’s elbow and as the round progressed both men were able to tag each other well.
In the fourth, the contest remained close, Broner opened the round in style, however, in the second half, Granados was able to significantly increase his work rate to even things out.
As we moved into the middle of the contest Granados looked like he had slightly more to offer and by the sixth, both men were going all out with Broner able to land a mean uppercut, followed by a crisp left hook.
In the seventh, both fighters were starting to tire, but Granados continued to produce a higher punch output.
In the eighth round as fatigue set in, both men left openings and were able to catch one another.
Broner performed well in the ninth, first scoring clean, right uppercuts and later landing two consecutive left hooks.
In the final round, both warriors appeared very tired and whilst they both gave their all for three minutes. Crucially for Broner, he was able to get the upper hand of the final exchanges in the contest and as a result, emerge victoriously.