‘The Problem’ was much more in tune with his body down at the 140lb limit after looking somewhat out of his depth campaigning at welterweight recently.
Broner was just too classy for the Russian on the night and was heading for a certain points victory before the fight was stopped in round twelve.
IBF super featherweight champion Jose Pedraza made a successful first defense of the title in what turned out to be a controversial clash.
Although Pedraza got the better of the early exchanges, Cherry came on strong late on and looked to be in with a shout of victory against the pre-fight favorite.
Judges at ringside saw the contest 117-111 twice to Pedraza at the final bell, whilst a third had it 116-112 to Cherry who has warranted claims for a rematch.
Pedraza may now have to move on though to facing Briton Stephen Smith who won an eliminator last month in Liverpool, England.
Unbeaten 130lber Robert Easter remains so following a third round stoppage win over Juan Solis on home soil. Easter went through his considerable repertoire until the corner of Solis had seen enough and ended the contest.
Up and coming lightweight star Jamel Herring picked Yakubu Amidu apart for the duration of their ten-rounder to come away with a convincing 100-90 twice and 99-91 victory.
The 29 year-old is now 14-0 as a professional, having scored his fourth win of 2015. Herring has arguably not lost a round during his entire career so far.
Also on the bill, Jamontay Clark had no trouble dispatching Joe Wilson Jr in two rounds to remain undefeated.