At age 22, Adrien Broner is one of boxing's youngest champions but also one of its budding stars. As of late "The Problem" has softened his Mayweather-esque edges and forged his own identity as a slickster who also can explode on a moment's notice.
On Saturday, Broner will risk his belt against 2004 U.S. Olympian Vicente Escobedo, who has won his last four since dropping a lopsided decision to Robert Guerrero in November 2010. Can Escobedo derail the Broner Express or will the hometown hero give the partisan crowd at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati another reason to cheer? Their CompuBox profiles offer the following factors:
Broner's Power Surge: After struggling to a disputed decision win over Daniel Ponce de Leon in March 2011, Broner realized he needed to make major changes in style in order to bolster his professional profile and achieve his marketing goals. The results have been wondrous to watch -- three fights and three spectacular knockouts.