The boxing community around the world gives their reaction to Mikey Garcia beating Adrien Broner in New York.
Mikey Garcia outpointed Adrien Broner handily enough in the end to cruise to a unanimous points decision at the Barclays Centre in New York.
He proved to be the superior boxer on the night physically and technically.
We saw one fighter take a huge step forward while the other has some soul searching to do. So here we are again – hoping, wishing, praying to see the guy who we thought was going to be the next big thing.
The guy many felt was going to be the next star of boxing. Yes, Mikey Garcia did exactly that – did you think I was referring to Broner for a second?
To be honest, Broner summed himself up best:
“If I fight tomorrow all of these people will come to see me.”
Basically saying it’s about money to him and not boxing.
Now I will say this, Broner will get in the ring against anyone – I have no doubt about it.
But the truth is he hasn’t been focused on anything lately.
Why? Because he bought more into the character ‘AB’ (About Billions) instead of working on the fighter Adrien Broner.
This isn’t to say he can’t come back of course. One thing we have learned is that in boxing anything is possible.
However, we must accept that Broner will never be more than a talented guy who won world titles too early and then lost his hunger.
Another talented fighter that never truly lived up to his potential.
It was a good fight in the end but Mikey Garcia was just the more technically sound and consistent boxer all in all.
Garcia reminded us why we had high hopes for him and he may have jumped up in the mythical pound for pound list for many.
This sport is hard, cruel and at times brutal.
But performances like Garcia’s last night make us appreciate it all.
Here’s how the boxing world reacted to Mikey Garcia beating Adrien Broner last night:
— James Sullivan (@_JamesSull) July 30, 2017
— Grant Campbell (@Campbellgreezy) July 30, 2017
Completely dominating performance from Mikey Garcia #BronerGarcia
— Liam Hill (@LiamHill25) July 30, 2017
Broner vs Garcia was ? Broner gave up after round 1 and Garcia forgot how to throw a body punch. Let down #BronerGarcia
— Nick Brown (@iamNick_Brown) July 30, 2017
Mikey garcia ?. #BronerGarcia
— CB' (@CallumBryce11) July 30, 2017
My highlight of last nights fight was the Sky Commentator calling him Adrian Boner #BronerGarcia
— M (@MaloAfc) July 30, 2017
Broner ??? I said Garcia would school him lol #BronerGarcia
— Lee Dolby (@Millwall_Dolbs1) July 30, 2017
— ? (@inaybother) July 30, 2017
Mikey beat AB. Obviously. #BronerGarcia
— Mabushi Mawela (@Mr_Mawela) July 30, 2017
Let's hope that's the end of the problem #BronerGarcia .
— Scott Harding (@ScottHarding20) July 30, 2017
I wonder where it all went wrong for broner. At a point the man was to be Floyd's successor with the shoulder role and all #bronergarcia
— Cosmos Rahl (@cosmos_u17) July 30, 2017
I see the "Problem" got solved AGAIN #BronerGarcia
— Mickey P (@MickeyPmusic) July 30, 2017
Broner was awful. Looked drained, too scared to throw or take punches. Quite humble after though to be fair. Well done Mikey ? #BronerGarcia
— Will Powell (@wrp84) July 30, 2017
Now we know what the B in AB stands for. #BronerGarcia
— The Daily News (@TheDailyNewsUK) July 30, 2017
— Reis (@London_acting) July 30, 2017
— Grant Ross (@GrantRoss1) July 30, 2017
Life is not easy for those why want to achieve it. Gingam for real. #BronerGarcia
— mhyzz gingam (@MhyzzGingam) July 30, 2017
It's going to be hard for AB to bounce back from this fight #BronerGarcia
— The Nightmare (@westhell4life) July 30, 2017
Watching #BronerGarcia. It just pains me to see how talented but lazy Adrian Broner is. He always wanted to be Floyd. Doesn't have "IT''
— Var Brook (@mrgoodvar) July 30, 2017
— lawrencehibberd (@lawrencehibberd) July 30, 2017
AB is trash #bronergarcia
— Kenndawg1 (@kenndawg1) July 30, 2017