Broner wins WBO junior lightweight title

Hometown fighter Adrien Broner underlined his claim to be the

world’s best junior lightweight by taking the vacant WBO title

Saturday, stopping Argentina’s Vicente Rodriguez in the third round

at U.S. Bank Arena.

The 22-year-old Broner improved to 22-0 with his 18th knockout,

flooring Rodriguez with a left hook following a right uppercut.

Rodriguez, making his first appearance in the United States and

his first shot at a world title, dropped to 34-3-1.