Broner left it late but was able to seal the deal in the 12th round, catching Allakhverdiev at will until the referee, Harvey Dock, stepped in and called a halt to proceedings.
Broner has now held world titles in four divisions and was immediately linked with a number of names, including; newly crowned WBC light-welterweight champion, Viktor Postol (28-0, 12 KOs), and Ashley Theophane, (39-6-1, 11KOs).
The newly crowned champ spoke on the Ashley Theophane rumours and his next moves in a post-fight interview with FightHype. “I’m going to fight whoever I want to fight whenever I want to fight,” said Broner. “They say my big brother Floyd Mayweather has a fighter that he thinks can beat me. I think his name is Ashley.”