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Keith Thurman & Adrien Broner impressive in wins on NBC


Adrien Broner and Keith Thurman both had impressive victories at the MGM Grand Garden Arena tonight during the debut of Premier Boxing Champions in primetime on NBC.

Thurman was able to fend off a late rally to defeat his opponent, Robert Guerrero unanimously, 120-107, 118-109, 118-108 on the three scorecards.  “You know what I’m about, it’s ‘KOs for life’,” Thurman said at the final press conference, and he didn’t disappoint, almost putting The Ghost away with a knockdown in the ninth round that had Guerrero in trouble until he was saved by the bell.  In the 10th round, the best round of the night, Thurman and Guerrero went toe-to-toe, and Robert look reenergized in the final rounds of the fight, but he was too far behind on the scorecards.

Thurman talked strategy before the fight.  “If my fight goes two, six or eight rounds – I’m looking for the knockout. I’m waiting for him to slip up and for me to deliver that one time blow.”  One Time wasn’t able to land the knockout, but was impressive nonetheless.

In the first televised fight, Broner was easily able to defeat John Molina, winning unanimously on all three score cards, 120-108 twice, and 118-110.  “The sky is the limit for me, I’m still young and I’ve done so much at a young age. I’m going to mature in the sport but at the end of the day I’m still me,” Broner said at the final press conference.

Premier Boxing Champions returns to primetime on NBC on Saturday, April 11, 2015, live from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York that will be reporting from live.  Be sure to check in with us for the latest coverage.

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