Date: 30th July 2017 at 11:26am
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With the big show in Belfast cancelled at short notice, those with an affection for Boxing turned their eyes towards New York last night.

Topping the promotion at the Brooklyn Centre was a super-lightweight fight between Mikey Garcia and Adrien Broner.

The fight, in stages, was a highly entertaining one with Garcia proving the dominant fighter. Broner was effective at times but let his tempo slow on too many occasions.

At the end of twelve rounds, the judges had the score-cards reading as thus:

? 117 ? 111
? 116 ? 112
? 116 ? 112

all in favour of Garcia who now sees his record stretched to 37-0.

Talking to the media after the fight Garcia had this to say to the media,

‘That was one of my best performances, I controlled things from early on.

‘Broner is a tough, great fighter, I was just the better fighter tonight.

‘I have very good timing, it is underestimated, when you get in with me you find out my timing is a step ahead.

‘We are ready for anybody next, we want to look at the options. I can go down to lightweight for a big fight, or stay at super-lightweight or even move up to welter.’


Whereas a disappointed Broner commented,

‘I want to congratulate Garcia and his team, it was a good fight. I’m a fighter and I put my heart on the line.

‘I’m still Adrien Broner, still four-time, four-weight world champ and when I’m done with the sport, I will be in the history books.’


I got the view that last night we saw one boxer on the rise to greatness and one who has had his time.