Adrien Broner vs. Khabib Allakhverdiev: Officials announcedWritten by Joshua Broom
The referee and judges have officially been named for this Saturday's vacant WBA 140 lb "regular world title" bout set to emanate from the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The referee for the Adrien Broner (30-2 22 KO) vs. Khabib Allakhverdiev (19-1 9 KO) title bout will be veteran 3rd man, Harvey Dock and the three ringside officials for the hometown "Problem" Broner's bid to become a 4-time World Champion will be George Hill, Larry Hazzard Jr. and Gary Merrit.
All 3 judges hail from the United States.
The 26 year old Broner, as stated earlier, will be fighting before his hometown fans of Cincinnati Ohio, in his quest to win a World Championship in a 4th weight class.
Broner has recently held titles in the 130, 135 and 147 lb weight divisions.
Should Broner win against Allakhverdiev, also a former title holder, it would be a mild miscarriage of justice given he was embarrassed by Shawn Porter in his most recent bout last summer.
For fans interested in seeing if Broner can rebound from his latest setback, the fight will be aired live, Saturday October 3rd, at 9pm on Showtime.
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