This is a fight in my eyes that should have a little bit more steam behind it. REAL TALK! Adrien “The Problem” Broner (33-2, 24 KOs) and Mikey Garcia (36-0, 30 Kos) are both well respected in the boxing world. Both have successful careers to date and both are willing to put it all on the line come Saturday July 29, 2017 on Showtime Boxing at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Garcia the WBC’s Lightweight Champion is moving up to the agreed Junior Welterweight limit of 140 pounds. Broner also a past Champion at the Lightweight Division is moving down from the 147 Welterweight Division to challenge Mikey’s undefeated record at the Junior Welterweight limit, a familiar Division he not too long ago held a belt at. Skills for skills these two match up pretty well. Ring Generalship (check), Boxing IQ (check) Strength/Power (check). To me this is a legitimate 50/50 fight that could go either way. That being said the boxing aficionados, the boxing media, the boxing fans and the betting circles, most seem to consider Broner the underdog in this battle? REAL TALK!
I understand that Broner needs this win more than Garcia at this point in his career, but an underdog? Come on Ref! The stakes are high here for Broner. If Garcia wins or loses, he’s still going to be ok cause he can still go back down to the 135 pound Division and continue defending his WBC Lightweight Championship Belt as if nothing happened.
Now keep in mind Broner has won titles in four different Weight Divisions coming into this fight and Garcia has won in three different Weight Divisions. For people to think that this fight will be a cakewalk for Garcia is ludicrous. Broner has a tough task ahead. He has to come into this bout as the Champion of old in today’s form and prove the haters wrong for doubting your Boy. This will definitely be a defining night for Broner. Now will he talk the talk or concede to your Boy Garcia. Your thoughts on this one?
IBO Super-Midleweight Champion
Tonight, Chris Eubank Jr. (25-1, 19 KOs) defended his IBO Super-Midleweight Title against hard and rugged Arthur Abraham (46-6, 30 KOs). As expected Eubank Jr. prevailed in a convincing manner. Veteran fighter Abraham came in and stood his grounds like the tough Dude that he is but Eubank Jr. did his thing tonight and stepped his game up and secured his spot in the World Boxing Series with this victory. The Judges got it right tonight with the score of 118-110, 118-110 and 120-108. Nuff Said! With this win, Eubank showed the Super-Midleweight Division that he is not to be taken lightly. Arthur Abraham was no slouch tonight; Eubank was just that much better. The talent and discipline is there and the World Boxing Super Series is just the stage for Eubank Jr. to show the world just how serious this Kat is in the ring. REAL TALK! Congratulation Champ now it’s on to the next.
WBO Welterweight Champion
Once again, I witness with my own eyes another highly scandalous unanimous decision for the challenger. REAL TALK! On Saturday night July 1, 2017, in a fight televised on ESPN Boxing at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia, the unimaginable but not impossible occurred. Jeff Horn (17-0-1, 11 Kos) the homegrown fighter took it to Manny Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 Kos) and stole the show “literally speaking “ from right under his feet.
It was a much tougher fight then most including me anticipated it to be. Horn came out the gate with the Guns blazing, roughing up Pacquiao and at times trying to bully him with his weight advantage. Pacquiao clearly got caught off guard at first but as the fight wore on the savvy veteran clearly felt he did enough to secure the win. The ninth round was noticeably evident of that when Pacquiao nearly stopped Horn in that round.
The referee instructed Horn and his corner that if he didn’t step his game up he will stop the fight. At that point, it was clear Horn was taking too much abuse from Pacquiao. His work rate and accuracy over Horn’s roughhouse tactics were quite apparent. Now with that being said I’m not sure if the three Judges scoring the fight that night were watching the same two fighters. The Judges scores after the full 12 rounds were 117-111, 115-113 and 115-113 for the New WBO Welterweight Champion Jeff Horn. WOW!!
Horn stepped up to the plate and gave his fans a good show but truth be told Pacquiao may not have been at his best that night but he definitely did not lose that fight. REAL TALK! Unanimous decision?? Them Judges were compromised nuff said. These are the type of dramatic scoring that give Boxing a bad reputation. REAL TALK! This trend needs to stop. Your thoughts on this one?
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