Going into his fight with Mikey Garcia, Adrien Broner was the clear underdog. Part of the reason why is because Broner has become increasingly flat footed in his recent fights. While Broner did show much improved mobility, it was nullified by Garcia’s ability to cut off the ring.
Broner’s high guard allowed Garcia to really dig in with shots to the body. By around mid fight, you could see those body shots pay off as Broner’s movement decreased drastically. Half way through the fight it was hard to see a single round awarded to Broner. He is very inconsistent and throws constantly outworked.
Meanwhile, Mikey Garcia fought a damn near perfect fight. When he landed a jab he would step around and come in at angles. He used his superior ring generalship to control the range and the pace of the fight. It was truly impressive as Garcia proved himself a top pound for pound fighter as he completely demolished the 4 time world champion Adrien Broner.
The refs scored the fight 117-111, 116-112 and 116-112 awarding the unanimous decision to Mikey Garcia. The victor is made even more apparent when you look at the punch stats. Garcia landed 244 out of 783 punches (31%) Adrien Broner 125 landed out of 400 (31%).