CINCINNATI (AP) -- Adrien "The Problem" Broner defeated No. 1 ranked WBO title contender Vicente Escobedo by technical knockout at 2:32 of the fifth round on Saturday.
Broner relinquished his WBO junior lightweight title on Friday after weighing in more than 3 pounds overweight.
Broner, a Cincinnati native fighting in the 130-pound weight class for the final time, improved to 24-0 with 20 KOs, while Escobedo fell to 26-4.
Saturday's fight was to be Broner's second WBO title defense, but he was stripped of his belt after weighing in 3 1/2 pounds over the 130-pound limit.
Broner then weighed in at 143 1/2 on Saturday, prompting Escobedo's camp to threaten to cancel the bout before reconsidering hours before the fight.