Date: 22nd April 2018 at 10:46am
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Last night, at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, New York, Adrien Broner went toe-to-toe with Jessie Vargas.

The fight, made at catch-eight of 144 pounds, ended in a controversial majority draw, with the judges scoring the contest:

114 – 114 (draw)

115 – 113 (in favour of Broner)

and

114 – 114 (draw)

Many of those who watched the fight thought that Broner, a former two-weight world champion, didn’t do enough to earn the decision.

Vargas was by far the more active fighter for the majority of the fight with his work-rate catching the eye.

Indeed, it wasn’t until the ninth round that Broner appeared to realise he needed to get involved more when he caught Vargas with the best punches he threw all night, with an uppercut followed by some body punches causing Vargas all sorts of problems.

The controversial decision takes Broner’s record to 33-3-1 with 24 wins coming by way of knockout, with Vargas’ record now reading 28-2-2 with 10 wins coming by way of knockout.

However, the conclusion drawn from the fight was that, fighting at 144 pounds, Broner doesn’t have the punching power to trouble the best fighters at that weight.

 

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