Burns-Broner headed for Cincinnati


Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer said that the fight between WBO junior lightweight titleholder Ricky Burns of Scotland and unbeaten mandatory challenger Adrien Broner is headed for Broner’s home town of Cincinnati’s U.S. Bank Arena to be televised on HBO on Nov. 26.

The 22-year-old Broner (21-0, 17 knockouts) is coming off consecutive HBO appearances in which he outpointed former titleholder Daniel Ponce de Leon in March and scored a first-round knockout of Jason Litzau in June.

Burns (39-2, 9 KOs) has won 17 consecutive fights since losing a decision to Carl Johanneson in 2007.

The 28-year-old from Coatbridge has made three title defenses since rising from a first-round knockdown to beat Roman Martinez and claim the vacant belt in September.

That stretch includes consecutive knockouts over Joseph Laryea and Nicky Cook, respectively, in the seventh and first rounds.

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