At the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Three-division world champion Mikey Garcia dominated four-division world champion Adrien Broner over twelve rounds for the WBC's Diamond title at junior welterweight.
The scores were 117-111, 116-112 and 116-112 - raising Garcia's undefeated record to 37-0, 30 KO's. Broner fell to 33-3 and 24 knockouts.
Garcia started slow, but by the second round he was letting his hands go and throwing non-stop combinations. Through eight rounds, Garcia had thrown a total of 500 punches, while Broner had just thrown 291. Broner tried to rally at times during the late rounds, but Garcia held him off.
Garcia, who holds the WBC world title at 135-pounds, is willing to drop back down for the right fight. If there are no willing partners at 135, Garcia is very open to the idea of remaining in the junior welterweight division.
And if there are no fights at 140, Garcia is even willing to move up in weight to the welterweight limit of 147-pounds. He felt strong at 140 and believes that his power came up with him. Garcia's last three fights were televised by Showtime and he appears to be loyal to stay with the network.
“I feel strong,” Garcia said. “If there’s an opportunity to come down to 135-pounds for a good fight, I’ll do that. If that’s not available, we know boxing. I can’t be waiting or sitting around or chasing anybody. I’ll move on with my career at 140-pounds or 147-pounds.
“Two and a half years off. There were a lot of questions. People wondered if my heart was still in it or if I would come back like before or if I’d be motivated enough. It’s nice to come back and show everybody that my heart’s in it. I’m hungrier than ever and I’m probably better than every. We can see the results.
"Anybody that wants to come join us on Showtime, give us a call. We are ready for anybody."