Written by: WillyDWaffle
Mikey Garcia makes easy work of his “Problems”
What started out as a slow fight ended up in a clear decisive win by Mikey Garcia.
The judges score it 117-111, and 116-112 twice all for Mikey Garcia in a unanimous decision victory over Adrien Broner. Looking at the swollen face and body language of Broner he knew he lost and actually clapped for Garcia when he was announced the winner. The first few rounds, neither fighter was really committing themselves to anything. Eventually, Garcia picked up the pace and took from the fifth round on.
The athleticism and speed was there from Broner it’s just, Garcia was the better fighter. Broner was also looked at as the bigger man going into this fight and that didn’t do anything to his advantage. Garcia did a number of things right in this fight. He controlled the distance, maintained his composure throughout the fight. He slipped punches, punched through Broner’s guard consistently using the jab and had great timing with the right hand. Garcia’s body work in this fight was superb. The body shot disrupted Broner’s rhythm, as well helped set up the right hand.
Broner did show flashes here in there in the later parts of the fight. In the ninth round, Broner showed some life as his long time trainer, Mike Stafford gave him a earful going between rounds. Broner was being more aggressive as he landed a nice right hand on Garcia midway thru the round and landed a combination of body shots on Garcia to end the round. The tenth, was another good round for Broner but also consisted of some good back and forth action. Broner was getting the jab going, landing his right and once again, being the aggressor. This is what we were expecting of Broner going into this fight and unfortunately, it didn’t last that long.
What’s next for Broner? I don’t think that’s a answer anyone knows including Broner. Does he stay at 140 or go back to 147? 140 seems like the place for him to be “if” he can continue to make weight. Broner going back up to 147 isn’t a bad move and is where the money is but, it’s a gauntlet at welterweight. Broner had a bright future about five years ago, now he’s 28 and it look like everything is drastically going downhill for him. Broner seems like he just doesn’t care anymore whether he wins or lose, as long as he just get’s paid. Broner by no means isn’t a gatekeeper but, it’s hard to see him continue getting million dollar paydays when he loses fights like this.
Garcia on the other hand, is sitting in a nice position where he has options down at lightweight and junior lightweight. Personally, I would rather see Garcia stay at lightweight and fight other titlist such as Robert Easter and Jorge Linares. The thing is, are those the big money fights for Garcia? Another option which Garcia proposed, would be him going to welterweight to fight former WBA champ Danny Garcia. The classic Mexico versus Puerto Rico matchup which would be very intriguing and would sell tickets. There’s another money fight for Garcia at 140 if, Terrence Crawford unifies and wins his next fight against Julius Indogo. Last but not least, the fantasy fight which fans have been clamoring for against Vasyl Lomachenko which could take place at lightweight. Whatever Mikey Garcia next move is, he can’t go wrong with any of the options he has available.
What’s next for Broner? I don’t think that’s a answer anyone knows including Broner. Does he stay at 140 or go back to 147? 140 seems like the place for him to be “if” he can continue to make weight. Broner going back up to 147 isn’t a bad move and is where the money is but, it’s a gauntlet at welterweight. Broner had a bright future about five years ago, now he’s 28 and it look like everything is drastically going