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Broner vs DeMarco: Antonio DeMarco Talks About His Upcoming Fight With Adrien Broner

Broner vs. DeMarco, a 12-round fight for DeMarco’s WBC Lightweight World Championship will take place Saturday, November 17 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The event is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and R & R Promotions in association with Gary Shaw Productions, sponsored by Caesars Atlantic City, Corona and AT&T and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The co-main event will be a 12-round heavyweight clash between Seth Mitchell and Johnathon Banks for Mitchell’s NABO title and the vacant WBC International Heavyweight title.

Tickets priced at $200, $100, $50 and $25, plus applicable taxes and service charges, are available for purchase at the Boardwalk Hall box office, by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 736-1420 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

HBO heads to the Jersey shore for an action-packed doubleheader headlined by a lightweight championship showdown when WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING: ANTONIO DEMARCO VS. ADRIEN BRONER AND SETH MITCHELL VS. JOHNATHON BANKS is seen SATURDAY, NOV. 17 at 10:00 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT), from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, exclusively on HBO. The HBO Sports team of Jim Lampley, Larry Merchant and Roy Jones Jr. will be ringside for the event, which will be available in HDTV, closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino. Continue reading

Broner/DeMarco Weigh-In Video

Broner vs. DeMarco, a 12-round fight for DeMarco’s WBC Lightweight World Championship will take place Saturday, November 17 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The event is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and R & R Promotions in association with Gary Shaw Productions, sponsored by Caesars Atlantic City, Corona and AT&T and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The co-main event will be a 12-round heavyweight clash between Seth Mitchell and Johnathon Banks for Mitchell’s NABO title and the vacant WBC International Heavyweight title.

Tickets priced at $200, $100, $50 and $25, plus applicable taxes and service charges, are available for purchase at the Boardwalk Hall box office, by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 736-1420 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Adrien Broner 134.5 lbs vs. Antonio DeMarco 134.5
Seth Mitchell 242 lbs vs. Johnathon Banks 218.5 Continue reading

Antonio Demarco, Adrien Broner, Seth Mitchell and Johnathon Banks Media Round-table Quotes

ANTONIO DEMARCO, WBC Lightweight World Champion -“It’s an important fight for my career.

“My fight with Edwin Valero will help me get in the ring with more confidence.

“I know it’s a difficult fight for both of us. Because of his talent and my heart and hunger, it’s going to be a great fight for the fans.

“Broner is very elusive and he’s an intelligent fighter, but we came prepared for that and more.

“A very difficult fight in my past that I can compare to this one is my fight with Kid Diamond [Almazbek Raiymkulov]. He also was elusive, but I won that fight by knockout and got a lot of exposure with the victory.

[On whether or not his weight gives him at an advantage.] “It’s a little bit of an advantage for me because I’m the world champion and I’ve been fighting at this weight a little bit longer, but I’m ready to go and if he wanted to fight at welterweight then I’d fight him there as well. It’s not a problem either way. Continue reading

Adrien Broner, Antonio DeMarco Interview Transcripts

Adrien Broner, Undefeated Rising Star

“I am very excited to fight in Atlantic City. I was on my toes when Sandy came through, but even Sandy couldn’t stop this fight from going on, so it must have been meant to be.

“I have been training very hard. I want to thank DeMarco and his team for taking the fight and coming to the U.S. to fight me. I know he is a great champion. He is ready and I am ready. It is going to be an electrifying fight and I am ready to go.

“Legacy is very important. It always starts locally. If you don’t have a big name in your hometown, how do you expect to have a name anywhere else? I am trying to go global here.

“Visiting the Boys & Girls Club is something I am looking forward to. I want to put smiles on people’s faces. I want to make someone’s day better. I would do it every day. Continue reading

Broner vs. DeMarco: Antonio would be wise to take a page from the Abner Mares playbook

By Joseph Herron: This past Saturday night from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, WBC Super Bantamweight Champion Abner Mares defeated, who most boxing pundits viewed as the 26 year old fighter’s toughest test to date, Super WBA Bantamweight Champion Anselmo Moreno by way of gritty, twelve round unanimous decision.

Many ringside experts felt that the skill level and natural athleticism of the Panamanian southpaw would be too much for the undefeated fighter. But Mares took Moreno out of his comfort zone and forced a more torrid pace than the defensive technician had grown accustomed to seeing.

Abner took away Anselmo’s natural southpaw advantage by bringing the fight to close quarters and touching-up the seemingly untouchable and slippery fighter with a barrage of punches from various angles. Mares’ intent was to hit Moreno anywhere he could, as often as he could, and to force Moreno into fighting a very physical and uncomfortable contest.

On Saturday, November 17th, from the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Antonio DeMarco (28-2-1, 21 KOs) will attempt to defend his WBC Lightweight title against the very talented, defensive specialist Adrien “The Problem” Broner (24-0, 20 KOs). Continue reading

Adrien Broner – Antonio DeMarco on HBO this Saturday; Shadow Box Film Festival

Atlantic City, NJ (Nov. 12) – Golden Boy Promotions will not only bring a night of entertainment relief to Atlantic City when they present the Adrien “The Problem” Broner vs. Antonio DeMarco World Boxing Council (WBC) Lightweight World Championship at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, they will also bring monetary relief to those effected by Hurricane Sandy by making a donation to the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City whose main and satellite buildings suffered extensive damage in the storm. Caesars Atlantic City and Golden Boy President Oscar De La Hoya will match those funds in a collective effort to reach a vital part of the community.

Golden Boy will donate two dollars for every ticket sold and $1,000 per knockout registered during the event with De La Hoya and Caesars Atlantic City matching and adding to the much-needed donation. Several of the area Boys and Girls Clubs were heavily damaged during the storm, forcing the closure of the facilities that directly impact underserved youth and their family members in the area.

In addition to the monetary pledges, Golden Boy Promotions will donate tickets to the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City and fighters Adrien Broner and Seth Mitchell will visit one of the clubs on Wednesday during fight week. Continue reading

Broner vs DeMarco on Saturday

By Marcus Richardson: Former WBO super featherweight champion Adrien Broner (24-0, 20 KO’s) will be fighting for the first time at a new weight when he attempts to capture the WBC lightweight title from champion Antonio DeMarco (28-2-1, 21 KO’s) in a fight televised by HBO on Saturday night at the Boardwalk Hall, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA. Broner wants the title and he’s facing one of the most talented fighters in division in 26-year-old DeMarco. Broner can’t afford to get sloppy in their with DeMarco because if he makes a lot of mistakes, DeMarco will knock him out like he did against Jorge Linares. Continue reading

4 Broner KOs and DeMarco vs. Linares to be featured on Fox Deportes on Saturday, 11/10

LOS ANGELES, November 9 – Boxing’s most charismatic and explosive young star, Adrien “The Problem” Broner, returns to the ring on November 17 to challenge for his second divisional world title against World Boxing Council (WBC) Lightweight World Champion Antonio DeMarco. To get ready for this highly-anticipated battle, FOX Deportes will bring fight fans four spectacular knockouts from Broner, and one epic finish by DeMarco on a special Classics feature on Saturday, November 10 on FOX Deportes beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. Continue reading

Broner vs. DeMarco still set for Atlantic City on November 17th

By Rob Smith the November 17th bout between WBC lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco and Adrien Broner is still set for Boardwalk Hallt in Atlantic City, New Jersey in spite of the damage to the area from the huge hurricane Sandy this past week. Golden Boy Promotions still want the fight to be staged there. The area is pretty wrecked from the hurricane and it’s questionable how many people will show up for the fight.

HBO will be televising the fight, which will also have heavyweight Seth Mitchell facing Johnathon Banks in addition to the Broner vs. DeMarco fight. The Boardwalk Hall reportedly wasn’t damaged so that shouldn’t be a problem. The only question is how many boxing fans from around the area will want to see the fight given the damage that has taken place from the storm.

Broner, 23, is hoping to put on a good performance in trying to grab the World Boxing Council 135 lb title from the more experienced DeMarco. This is the first fight for Broner at 135 and he’s taking on a really tough opponent in 26-year-old DeMarco. This is like going to the head of the class and it’s definitely a risky thing for Broner to be doing. He’s had trouble in the past against tough pressure fighters like Daniel Ponce De Leon, and you’ve got to rate DeMarco ahead of him. Demarco can be a lot of problems for anyone. Continue reading