Broner stripped of title

Adrien Broner has been stripped of his WBA super-lightweight title after failing to make weight ahead of Friday’s fight with Ashley Theophane.

The 26 year-old American weighed in for the fight at 140.4 pounds – almost seven ounces over the limit.

Broner (31-2-KO23) was due to defend his belt against Britain’s Theophane (39-6-1-KO11) at the DC Armory in Washington. The fight is still expected to go ahead, although only Theophane will be eligible to win the world title.

It is the second time in Broner’s career that he has been stripped of a world title.

The Cincinnati-born fighter was automatically stripped of his WBO super-featherweight title in 2012 after failing to make weight for his bout against Vicente Escobedo.