Saturday July 29Th bring’s us an action packed night of fight’s “The Problem” Adrien Broner return’s to the ring and the 140 pound division to take on the undefeated Mikey Garcia in what promises to be a great fight.
Both men young and in thier prime looking to shoot up that p4p ladder, Broner has had a up down sort of career in his last 10 fights he has went from looking like a sure p4p fighter to a not so convincing pro, we can say he rose threw the weight classes too quick and came unstuck with the elite at 147 or we can blame lack of dicipline and dedication to his craft amid serious distractions outside the ring. One thing is for sure when he is focused and on his game he live’s up to his moniker “The Problem” can he once again prove he belong’s at the top end of the sport or has his lack of dicipline and bad habits already ruined his once promising career? A few year’s ago he was being dubbed as a new Floyd Mayweather but the alarm bells came ringing after a controversial win vs Daniel Ponce De Leon. Followed by a jump from 135 to 147 where again he struggled with “The Magic Man ” Paulie Malignaggi, he then faced hard hitting argentine banger Chino Maidana and tasted his first knockdowns and his first loss he bounced back with a couple of win’s vs guys he should beat but came unstuck again, this time to the rough and tumble of ” Showtime ” Shawn Porter a 2nd career defeat for the problem coupled with a jail term for distractions outside the ring . It was becoming evident Broner was Becoming his own problem, he then said he is back and focused and won a very hard fought battle with Granados . He has become a hard man to read or understand , u just never know what broner will turn up fight night which makes this fight with a technical master with real ko power Mikey Garcia ( 36-0-0 30 kos ) very intruiging. Broner can be brilliant but can also be frustrating to watch sometimes as he waste’s his talent.
Garcia on the other hand has came back well he was heading for the pound for pound elite of the sport but was robbed of two years of his career with a court battle with Top Rank Promoter Bob Arum from 2014 to 2016 but mikey bounced back just as he left off with some great wins and stoppages he easily defeated rojas and then beat the undefeated Dejan Zlaticanin destroying him and winning the 135 pound WBC lightweight world championship stopping him in just 3 rounds with a brutal ko but now moves up another weightclass for a big money fight with broner. A win for either man catapults them to up the rankings, one thing is for sure this will be entertaining to say the least broner has size speed and tremendous power at the lower weights and has very good abilty when he applies it, i just hope he doesnt come to clown around as weve seen before . Garcia will bring power , IQ , ring intelligence and counterpunchng, it could be a chess match till someone breaks then im predicting a war after about 5 rounds, my prediction is Garcia to find a way like he always does and out smarts Broner i think both men will have thier moments but see garcia pulling away down the stretch with remaining diciplined and using effective counterpuncjing to upset Broner’s rythm for a close decision victory.