Mikey Garcia’s return to the ring continued to pick up speed with his second dominant performance at Barclays Center in the last year.
Head tilted slightly downward and eyes focused forward, Mikey Garcia seemingly saw nothing other than the obstacle in front of him: Adrien Broner.
With Adrien Broner coming down in weight and Mikey Garcia moving up for their 140-pound bout, the clash of talented multi-division champions makes for an intriguing matchup even without any world titles at stake.
Even though former four-division champion Adrien Broner doesn’t have a world title right now, that didn’t make a fight with him any less enticing to unbeaten Mikey Garcia.
Adrien Broner insisted from the get-go that Saturday’s fight against former sparring partner Adrian Granados wasn’t going to be easy. Some may have thought Broner was simply trying to hype a bout he was co-promoting. Turns out, the former four-division champion was being 100 percent truthful.
Adrien Broner and Adrian Granados have spent plenty of time together in the ring, but it’s never really counted until now.
There comes a point in every man’s life when he must look himself in the mirror, take a deep breath and utter the following phrase: It’s time to grow up. Of course, the words ring hollow if they aren’t accompanied by actions. That’s something Adrien Broner insists he finally understands.
Adrien Broner is on a quest to become a five-time world champion. Next month, he’ll continue that mission—and he’ll do so in his own backyard.