The World Boxing Council has announced that Adrien Broner vs. Mikey Garcia has been sanctioned for the WBC Diamond title.
Broner and Garcia will clash in a Showtime televised main event on Saturday, July 29, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Garcia, 29 years old and undefeated (36-0, 30 KOs), is the WBC's lightweight champion. He's moving up to the junior welterweight limit of 140-pounds to face Broner. He has held world titles at 126, 130 and 135 pounds, but has never fought above 138.
Broner (33-2, 24 KOs), 27 years old, is a former four division world champion - earning titles at 130, 135 and 147 pounds, Broner won a belt in a fourth weight division - 140 pounds - in October 2015 when he defeated Khabib Allakhverdiev via 12th round stoppage to become the second youngest four-division champion in boxing history at 26 (behind Oscar De La Hoya, 24).
Broner was in action back in February, when he won a close twelve round split decision over Adrian Granados.
Neither boxer has a home-field advantage in the contest, but both have seen action in the venue. Broner captured the WBA welterweight title from Paulie Malignaggi at Barclays on June 22, 2013. And Garcia, coming off a lengthy layoff, defeated Elio Rojas via fifth-round TKO at the same venue on July 30, 2016.
After defeating Rojas, Garcia became a three-division champion by beating previously undefeated lightweight world champion Dejan Zlaticanin with a vicious third-round knockout this January. Win or lose, Garcia wants to return to the lightweight division to clean things up before making a full run at 140-pounds.
Tickets to the event, which is promoted by Mayweather Promotions and DiBella Entertainment, are priced at $950, $750, $350, $300, $250, $150, $75, and $50 (not including applicable fees), are on sale now, and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, barclayscenter.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center. Group discounts are available by calling 844-BKLYN-GP.