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Ohio’s favorite sons do battle this weekend when Cincinnati’s Adrien “The Problem” Broner (30-1, 22 KOs) and Cleveland’s “Showtime” Shawn Porter (25-1-1, 16 KOs) lock horns on June 20 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas in the latest installment of Premier Boxing Champions. The action will air on NBC at 8:30 pm, EST.
The matchup between these two former welterweight champions—going down at a catchweight of 144 pounds—is a study in contrasting styles. Broner, 25, still hasn’t shaken the psuedo-Mayweather act.
Porter, on the other hand, has developed a swarming attack all his own and all kinds of wrong for “The Problem.” He was last seen bludgeoning Erick Bone to a fifth-round knockout on network TV earlier this year.
This aggressive attack, similar to Marcos Maidana, makes Porter the betting favorite going into this weekend. It’s going to take a lot for Broner to beat him.
Here are three keys to doing so.