Adrien Broner talked a lot of trash leading up to his bout Saturday night at the Barclays Center against Jessie Vargas. Provoked, Jessie Vargas did some trash talking himself. Broner entered into his bout against Vargas with the realization that this was a must win situation in order to keep his career alive. During the Press conference Broner promised that he would beat Vargas and indicated that he expects nothing but credit from his critics. The question of the night was will “The Problem” make himself to be a Problem for Jessie Vargas?
Round 1 was a slow get to know each other round, by round four both opponents were throwing bombs with Broner looking the stronger of the two. By round 5 Broner looked composed and in control of the fight. Definitely by round 6 Broner started becoming a Problem after cutting Vargas under the eye.
After 12 action-packed rounds the judges declared the fight a majority draw. Fans in the Barclays Center expressed their disapproval believing that Vargas had won the fight. Vargas was definitely the more active fighter, but Broner’s punches had more power. Had Broner followed through with his combinations he would have possibly stopped Vargas. The problem with Broner is that he doesn’t let his hands go with the ability that he really has. Broner has great defensive skills, and he has a strong chin, but his follow through needs immediate attention.
Vargas was quick to state he wanted a rematch, as Broner began to yell out that he had already won the fight.
“I want to thank Jessie Vargas. He’s a two-time world champion for a reason. He came to fight but at the end of the day you all know I beat him. Point blank, period.
“I was connecting with right hands. I got warmed up in the early portion of the fight before taking over. My trainer was a big help tonight. I want to thank coach Cunningham as well as my original coach, Mike Staffor, for realizing I needed to do something different.
“I would love to fight Vargas again but let’s go back to my town to do it.”
“We went at it for 12 rounds. We can do it again. I’m ready to fight right now.
“I thought I won the fight. At the end of the day I can’t argue because I was fighting on the inside of the ring so I don’t know what you saw from the outside. I was landing clean blows. It was a good fight but at the end of the day I can’t dispute the decision.
“It must have been a close fight for the judges to have scored it the way they did. I felt that I won the fight and I was up two rounds. I’m relying on the judges to make the right decision.
“The cut under my eye bothered me but we can’t make any excuses. We have to keep fighting. I gave the fans here in Brooklyn a show and I’d love to come back and do it again. We can run it back.”
Gervonta Davis Vs Jesus Cuellar
Gervonta “Tank” Davis becomes the new Super Featherweight Champion of the World after viciously stopping Jesus Cuellar (28-3, 21 KOs) in the 3rd round by TKO. Tank improves his undefeated record to 20-0 (19 KOs).
GERVONTA DAVIS, “On the undercard of Mayweather-McGregor fight, I just wasn’t focused. It was the second time fighting on his card so it got to my head and it showed. After the fight, I went home and talked to my team and we decided it was time to leave Baltimore. I’m focused and it showed because I’m a champ again.
“There’s always bumps in the road when you want to become successful. It’s all about how you bounce back and tonight I showed that I’m a true champion. “I definitely want the winner of that Tevin Farmer vs. Bill fight. Let’s unify baby!”
Jermall Charlo Vs Hugo Centeno Jr.
Still undefeated with a 2nd round KO clearly Charlo was way to much for Centeno (26-2, 14 KO’s) to deal with. Charlo was quick to call out Golovkin as he keeps his undefeated record intact (27-0, 21 KO’s) and remains the WBC Interim Middleweight Champion of the world.
“I train real hard and the only way that I can do things like that in the ring is by training so hard. I’m a prime middleweight right now and the sky is the limit.
“I actually dreamed the knockout happening just like that. I knew he would take off and think that I wasn’t coming at him. Ronnie Shields gave me the game plan and I executed it.
“Everybody is on the radar right now. I’m the mandatory. I can’t make any moves until that happens. My team will figure it out and take it from there.”
“It was a perfectly time body shot that caught me in the right place. I beat the eight count the first time but the second time I wasn’t able to keep going. It was a good stoppage.
“He’s a great fighter and you have to give him full credit for that performance. He’s going to have a really good career.
“Right now I believe that I just need to take some time off, spend time with my family but I’m sure I’ll be back in the ring soon.”