Adrien Broner produced another impressive performance to remain unbeaten but was stripped of his WBO junior lightweight title after entering missing the weight limit by three pounds.
There was a very real prospect that the fight would not go ahead on Saturday when Broner came in above the weight original scheduled weight of 130lbs. However, Vicente Escobedo's camp said the fight could go ahead if he came in at 140lbs on fight night.
Broner was once again over the agreed limit and was therefore stripped of his title, but Escobedo decided to go ahead with the fight Broner extended his record to 24-0, with 20 knockouts with a clinical performance.
The 22-year-old was fighting in his hometown and once again made an extravagant entrance as he looks to take up the mantle from Floyd Mayweather as the most exciting, and flamboyant, personality in boxing.
The Cincinnati native produced a near perfect display as he relied on his greater speed and power, before eventually gaining the stoppage in the sixth round with Escobedo's corner waving off the contest.
"I'm going out of my weight class, and I'll take on anyone," Broner told HBO after the fight.
"Vicente is a world-class fighter. I can't take anything away from him. But he didn't hit me with anything significant. I make all my work easy."
Broner will now make the move up to 135lbs where he will look to add another world title at another weight class as he looks to become a multiple weight champion.
here are a number of options out there at lightweight and Broner could yet have to face a British fighter if he wants to land the WBO title which is currently held by Ricky Burns, who will defend the belt against London-fighter Kevin Mitchell in September.