On September 06, 2014 Former world champion Adrien â€œThe Problemâ€ Broner (29-1, 22 KOs) fought Emmanuel Taylor (18-3, 12 KOs) for theÂ vacant WBA International super lightweight title atÂ U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Following a unanimous decision victory against Carlos Molina, Broner remained at junior welterweight to fight Emmanuel Taylor. Taylor won his last fight by way of unanimous decision against Karim Mayfield. Emmanuel Taylor started the fight charging Broner. Broner spent a large portion of the early rounds on the ropes, appearing to be unaffected by Taylor’s punches. In the middle rounds, Broner increased his punch activity, making for back and forth action.
By round 8, Taylor’s activity reduced dramatically, allowing Broner to secure the last four rounds. Broner sealed the decision in his favor with a left hook to the jaw of Taylor which sent Taylor to the canvas in round 12. Broner won the fight via unanimous decision with the judges scorecards as 116-111, 116-111, 115-112. Broner landed 201 of 524 punches thrown (38%) while Taylor landed 181 of 655 punches thrown (28%)