Blair Cobbs and Adrien Broner weighed in successfully on Thursday for Friday’s fight at welterweight in a Don King-promoted show on Triller TV PPV.


Blair Cobbs – 145.6
Adrien Broner – 146

(Photo credit: Don King Productions | David Martin Warr)

Cobbs’ Golden Opportunity

Cobbs (16-1-1, 10 KOs) has the power to send the former four-division world champion Broner (35-4-1, 24 KOs) down to his first knockout loss of his career when they meet on Friday night at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

Broner, 34, hasn’t performed well in over a decade since his eighth-round knockout of Antonio DeMarco in 2012, and he’s nowhere near that level now twelve years later.

Adrien needs a win to keep his slim hopes alive for a world title shot at welterweight. That’s the goal for Broner, but he’d be happy if he could get a nice payday against Devin Haney if he moves up to 147. There’s no chance of Broner melting down to 140 without draining himself out of existence.

This is Cobbs’ big opportunity to defeat his first well-known fighter, and he’s going to be fighting harder than ever to take advantage of this opportunity. If the 34-year-old Cobbs loses this fight, he may not get another chance like this.

Trainer’s Perspective

“I haven’t seen either one of them fight in a while, but Adrien has got to be on his game to win this fight,” said trainer Stephen Edwards to MillCity Boxing about Friday’s welterweight fight between Adrien Broner and Blair Cobbs in Hollywood, Florida.

“Blair,” said Edwards when asked who is the bigger puncher. “I think Broner is the more experienced fighter, and Broner got a better overall game. But one punch for one punch, Blair is a bigger puncher. Broner used to be a 130-pounder. So, Blair is bigger than him, too.”

Cobbs is fighting at a higher level now than Broner, and that’s the main difference in this fight. Aside from the 5’11 1/2″ Cobbs’ knockout loss to Alexis Rocha in 2022, he’s looked good in his other fights, and he’s got the height advantage over the 5’6 1/2″ Broner.

“He [Cobbs] was always between 140 and 147. I tell you, he can punch. I wouldn’t make it up. I don’t have nothing to do with his career. I don’t get no money off of him. He punched a hole in the heavy bag. He has some of the hardest hands I ever seen,” Edwards said about Cobbs.

If Cobbs can still punch like Edwards is describing, Broner is going to be in trouble on Friday night. Broner is going to have to take a lot of shots for him to win, and it’s questionable whether he still can. He lost a lot of weight in training camp for this fight, and that ain’t going to be good tomorrow night when he’s under attack by Cobbs.

“Broner knows how to not get stopped. If he doesn’t know how to do nothing else, he knows how to not get himself stopped. I’m not going to say that Blair is going to win or knock him out, but I think that there’s a good chance that it’ll go the distance, and if somebody is going to get stopped, I would think it would be Blair over Broner because Broner is a very durable guy.

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