Adrien Broner vs Jessie Vargas
Former world champions, Adrien Broner and Jessie Vargas, battle it out in Brooklyn, at a catchweight of 144lbs, not for a title, but in a highly anticipated, 50/50 fight.
Vargas and Broner, both still young, both defeated 2 or 3 times at a very high level, but neither ever stopped, and both, experienced.
Vargas is busier in the first two rounds, in round 1, Broner lands a clean left hook, but nothing else, and Vargas likely takes it work rate. Vargas is very busy in round 2, thoroughly outworks Broner.
Vargas continues to do the right things, throw a lot of shots in round 3, but Broner lands a few good shots. The fight continues to be close in round 4, as Vargas lands more, but Broner starts to settle down.
Round 5 is more vs better they exchange, Broner landing with good shots, but Vargas, much busier. Rounds 6 and 7 are more of the same as Broner lands clean, eye catching punches, but doesn't work 3 minutes.
Broner lands some great shots in round 8, looks significantly teh better fighter, briefly, but still disappoints for work ethic. Broner finishes another slow round very well in round 9, as he clearly hurts Vargas, but Vargas, not going down, taking the punches well.
Broner looks a class above in round 10, as both fighters are tired, but knowing it is close, Broner's talent looks like it might be the difference.
With the fight in the balance, Vargas, able to do the basics, stay consistent, seems to be the one trying to rally late, and he seems to outwork Broner, possibly win both of the last two rounds, as Broner struggles to keep consistent and doesn't cover the duration of the rounds with his work rate.
The fight is announced as a majority draw, SkySports have Broner winning by 1 point, but many people have Vargas winning, the draw seems very fair, but Broner's post fight interview is full of anger, as he insists he won.