Mikey Garcia dominates Adrien Broner for unanimous triumph

Shawn Porter  presses Adrien Broner into the ropes

He fell to 33-3. But Garcia threw far more shots overall and controlled the action most of the time. Garcia would cut off the ring and press Broner into his space and would then pick his shots. Broner took the punches well, often shaking his head dismissively in response, but the pantomime rang increasingly hollow as the rounds continued to pile up in Garcia's favor.

This is the time for Broner to show everyone he is focused on his career, will take more seriously and become the star he feels he already is. "Broner was the hardest puncher of Maidana's career". The loss to Porter set Broner back big time. What are we waiting for? "Blessings, champion", Linares said to his social media followers in Spanish immediately after Garcia's victory.

It's hard to see where Broner goes from here.

"I mean, you can say that, but at the end of the day, man, I fought a lot of good fighters then, but I'm just anxious about getting my victory, man", Broner said at the pre-fight press conference earlier this week. Broner was totally and comprehensively humbled (or at least should have been).

"This is definitely one of my best performances ever", Garcia said. The second saw Garcia's jab takeover as well as the following round, the most meaningful punch of the early rounds a left hook that moved Broner backwards.

And indeed, it was a decent enough fight. Broner repeatedly shook his head that none of them hurt and he fought back well, but they were enough to win the majority of the rounds.

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Adrien Broner was offended he was the underdog heading into his showdown with Mikey Garcia Saturday.

Broner needed to show there's substance with his style.

The broad strokes - settling at an ideal weight and his alleged maturation - are repetitive tropes when it comes to Adrien Broner. Garcia is not known for great bodywork but he's also not your traditional Mexican fighter either. A lopsided decision or brutal knockout defeat certainly would, but if Broner drops a competitive verdict or rewrites the expected script by battling with bravery and showing resilience under duress (which he can do), there will be demand to see him again.

With the win tonight, Garcia improves his undefeated record to 37-0, and proves that he is capable of fighting in his fourth different weight class. If this is indeed Broner's last stand, it's an overdue referendum on how networks can market him, because the majority of boxing fans understand who he is and what he can offer.

In their WBC diamond belt super lightweight championship match at Barclays Center, Garcia was an easy victor over Broner earning a majority decision that was closer in the judges' eyes than most of the 12,084 in attendance. Perhaps he's even highly motivated to do so. Garcia's profile continues to swell following tonight's commanding performance over a marquee name, and now potentially opens the door to a mega fight against the victor of August 9's Terence Crawford vs Julius Indongo.

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