Broner outpoints Granados in 10-round welterweight bout

CINCINNATI (AP) Boxing in his hometown after a tumultuous year of legal and personal troubles, Adrien "The Problem" Broner fought to a split decision over Adrian Granados in a 10-round welterweight bout Saturday night at Xavier University's Cintas Center.

"Adrian Granados is a world class fighter," Broner said. "I knew he was going to come tough. A lot of guys duck him but I wanted to fight him because that's what I'm about. At the end of the day, I was beating him up. This was an easy one for me."

Broner (33-2, 24 KOs) had fought just once in the past 15 months. It was the four-time champion's first fight since losing the 140-pound WBA title for failure to make weight.