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Adrien Broner going back to school at Xavier Feb. 18

Photo / Naoki Fukuda
Fighters Network

Adrien Broner’s next test will come on Feb. 18 on Showtime when he tries to school Adrian Granados. Fittingly, the bout will take place at a location where they actually give tests: Xavier University, in Broner’s hometown of Cincinnati, the venue was formally announced on Monday.

The welterweight bout is ticketed for Xavier’s $46 million Cintas Center, which seats up to 10,000; Broner’s About Billons outfit, as well as Mayweather Promotions will handle the promotional chores. A press conference is set for Tuesday at the Cintas Center and Floyd Mayweather Jr. is scheduled to attend. The Showtime co-feature is a compelling one with former U.S. Olympian Marcus Browne (18-0, 13 KOs) stepping up against former title challenger Thomas Williams Jr. (20-2, 14 KOs).

Broner (32-2, 24 KOs) last fought on April 1 when he stopped Ashley Theophane in the ninth round at the DC Armory. But the former four-division champion lost the title on the scales when he entered the junior welterweight bout overweight. Granados (18-4-2, 12 KOs) won a decision against Ariel Vasquez on July 16, the only time he fought in 2016 after he shocked Amir Imam with an eighth-round knockout in November of 2015.