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Broner stops DeMarco to take the WBC title

Updated: November 17, 2012, 11:52 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Adrien Broner stopped Antonio DeMarco in the eighth round to take the WBC lightweight championship Saturday night at Boardwalk Hall.

Broner (25-0, 21 KOs) dominated from the outset, punishing DeMarco (28-3-1, 21 KOs) until DeMarco's corner mercifully threw in the towel. Referee Benji Esteves stopped the fight at 1:49 of the round.

Broner, a 23-year-old Cincinnati native, uncorked a left uppercut that slammed against DeMarco's jaw and sent the 27-year-old Mexican ...

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