Broner wins lightweight title

  • Last Updated: November 18 2012, 15:22 GMT

Unbeaten Adrien Broner seized the WBC lightweight title on Saturday with an eighth-round technical knockout of Mexican Antonio DeMarco on Saturday.

  • Adrien Broner: New WBC lightweight champion
  • Brian Viloria: Double world champion 

DeMarco had no answer to Broner's power and speed at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall, with Broner taking charge from the opening bell and finally sending his opponent to his knees with a right to the body and swinging left.

DeMarco's corner immediately threw in the towel and the referee called a halt at 1:49 of the eighth.

"Once I'm in there, where I've got a gameplan and I see something I go after it," said Broner, who improved to 25-0 with 21 victories inside the distance. "I knew he would have the skills and the will to beat me.

"I was shaking and baking him and flipped him up.

"He was definitely the toughest opponent I've faced. He was strong and he could take a punch.

"I'll fight anybody. I'm going to be running this city and sport for a long time to come. I don't try to knock people out, but I have the ability to press him and get the cheese.

"What can I say after a performance like that? I am elite. Like I said coming into this fight, I'm an elite fighter that can make a great fighter look like an amateur and I think that's what I did tonight.

"I am a true champion. I bust my ass every day. They say before you make something happen you have to see it yourself. I have been seeing it for a long time and I am living my dream.

"I don't like losing - I don't even like to lose weight."

In Los Angeles, Brian Viloria stopped Hernan Marquez in the 10th round to add the WBA world flyweight title to his own WBO belt.

Viloria knocked Marquez down with a right late in round one and continued to dominate the early rounsd, before a flurry from the Mexian in the fifth forced him onto the defensive.

When Viloria put Marquez down for a third time with a left to the head in the 10th, Marquez's corner threw in the towel.


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