Adrien Broner failed to return to winning ways and had to settle for a majority draw with Jessie Vargas.
‘The Problem’ was back in action at the Barclays Center, New York, trying to prove he is still in the world elite following his last few performances, but fell short, failing to convince the judges.
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The score of 115-113 in his favour was over-ruled by two 114-114 cards to make it level and – hardly surprisingly – brought a typical out-burst from the Baltimore man in his post-fight interview.
Adrien Broner's friend Gervonta Davis stopped Jesus Cueller inside three rounds to claim the WBA ‘Super’ super-featherweight title. Adrien Broner’s friend Gervonta Davis stopped Jesus Cueller inside three rounds to claim the WBA ‘Super’ super-featherweight title.
Vargas, who had admitted his career would be over if he’d lost, accepted the decision gracefully and even offered to fight Broner again there and then, despite getting marked up and caught with some clean shots in the middle rounds.
But the problem for ‘The Problem’ was as familiar as his unpleasant interviews. A slow, sluggish start not only let the Mexican get a foothold but also had his new trainer Kevin Cunningham, frustrated from the start. When he did get into gear, the shots were accurate but far from regular.
Jessie Vargas made a positive start at the Barclays Center
Vargas was always going to come and try and force the pace and he did that behind a tidy jab for the first two rounds and it was only in the third that Broner started to throw meaningful punches, even if they were single shots.