5 Boxing Writers Break Mikey Garcia vs Adrien Broner Down
Mikey Garcia vs Adrien Broner begs a lot of questions about the latter combatant more than anything perhaps. A potentially excellent fight.
On Mikey Garcia vs Adrien Broner – in the words of a certain Jay-Z – if you’re having fight prediction problems I feel bad for you son I can see 99 problems and the result is one.
Adrien Broner and Mikey Garcia will meet at super-lightweight at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn this coming Saturday night in what should be a boxing roller coaster ride.
One complete with many inversions, turning fight fans upside-down and then returning them to an upright position only to be repeated round by round.
The buildup to Mikey Garcia vs Adrien Broner has boxing fans divided already with many hot footing it from one choice to another on a daily, if not hourly basis.
So we at Boxing News and Views have asked a collection of boxing pundits and writers to present a verdict. Don’t be surprised if its a hung jury.
John Gatling, Boxing writer, USA.
Garcia’s better than he was before the Top Rank layoff and way better than Adrian Granados.
I think Broner will be better than he was in that showing, but his inconsistent and wild out of the ring problems are the problem for “The Problem”.
He’ll get KO’d in 6.
KC Murphy, Boxing Writer, USA.
This is Mikey’s first fight at 140lbs and Broner is at his best at this weight.
Broner to upset Mike. I repeat I will not be surprised if AB upsets Mikey.
Ronnie Johnson, Boxing Author, USA.
I think Broner will be very explosive and powerful. I also believe Garcia will be explosive and powerful however.
Broner has some interesting speed with a shoulder roll that appears to keep him out of trouble with most fighters.
Garcia like-wise has some interesting speed – with decent upper body movement that has kept him out of trouble with most of his opponents to date.
This fight will boil down to which fighter establishes their control of the fight in the first 7-rounds with a knockdown between those early rounds.
I’m going to give Broner the edge because of his experience, size and power at 140 lbs.
Michael Wicks, Boxing author, UK.
If Broner makes weight it could have an adverse effect on him and he could weaken by the middle rounds.
Broner is as brave as they come and will keep fighting, but I take Mikey on points by forging ahead in the late rounds.
Chris Mealey, Boxing author, USA.
It’s no secret that Adrian Broner will not lay down for Mikey Garcia.
Broner has endured 12 rounds with strong welterweights in the past, while also getting knocked down.
Garcia has not faced a fighter this big. In both size and popularity, Broner being familiar with the big stage is huge for this type of high-pressure fight.
However, I will be leaning with Mikey Garcia via a split decision victory. Having said that, based on the perks both fighters bring – I would not be surprised if the fight was scored a draw.