Adrien Broner-Jessie Vargas Fight Ends in Majority Draw

Showtime Boxing: Broner vs. Vargas Results

The fight was a success for Barclays Center officials. When Vargas began getting reckless, Broner's superior handspeed was the difference as he landed concise and crisp power shots in between Vargas' attack.

In the main event of a Showtime Championship Boxing telecast, Broner and Vargas fought to a majority draw with judge Judie Lederman scoring the fight in favor of Broner 115-113 while judges Eric Marlinski and Kevin Morgan scored the fight a 114-114 draw. Let's do it again.

Adrien Broner vs. Jessie Vargas.

How nice when boxing exceeds our expectations. His height and reach disadvantage was apparent as most of his punches missed. I hit the body, I worked inside. It was fun to watch.

The 10th was an entertaining round as both men dug in deep and traded at points with Broner looking like the stronger fighter at this point.

Cameras caught a flummoxed Gray seemingly unsure of what to do or say, after Broner offered what amounted to a Jimmy "The Greek" Synder impression. Broner continued to wait and Vargas continued to let his hands go.

The 14,000 in attendance at the Barclays Center also saw Jim Gray, the network's ringside reporter, wrestle with Broner after the fight for control of the microphone.

Broner: We didn't go at it.

Broner launched a profane tirade in the ring after the right. "I got warmed up in the early portion of the fight before taking over". "I landed clean, effective blows from the outside". "A lot of people don't train as hard as me". It was a good fight, but at the end of the day I can't dispute the decision.

How about a rematch? "I'm focused and it showed because I'm a champ again".

"I first want to thank God for who I wouldn't be here without". I hope you enjoyed it. "We can run it back", Vargas said.

Adrien Broner is a peculiar case in the world of boxing. "We all know I won that fight".

Vargas: I'm gonna be honest.

"I would love to fight Vargas again", said Broner. Broner thanked his new coach Kevin Cunningham, as well as original trainer Mike Stafford for "understanding I needed to do something different".

Jemell Charlo is a rising star in the middleweight division after two knockout wins.

Charlo moved to 27-0 with 21 knockouts and gained the interim WBC middleweight title with the victory. Charlo less than a minute into the second round knocked out Hugo Centeno Jr with a big left hook and a debilitating conversation. His win now makes Charlo the mandatory challenger for the unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, and he appeared eager to get right to it. With half a minute left in the round Vargas landed a solid right to the head of Broner. Referee Willis didn't have to count but did. Hes a two-time world champion for a reason, ” said Broner, who was working for the first time with Kevin Cunningham as his head trainer.

"I want the IBF belt back and I'm ready to unify it with whoever wins the [Tevin] Farmer vs. [Billy] Dib fight".

“Everybody has always avoided me and from now on, this is how its going to be, ” said Charlo. I have the best manager in the world. For now this is how it's going to be. “You see what you get.”.

"On the undercard of Mayweather-McGregor fight, I just wasn't focused", Davis said.

In the undercard fights, crowd favorite Gervonta "Tank" Davis got back on track in convincing fashion with a third-round knockout of Jesus Cuellar to claim the WBA super featherweight championship. Broner landed a good left hook with Vargas came back with a solid right to the chin of Broner. The time of the stoppage was 2:45. Things heated up and Broner fought back, but it was too little too late. He's making this easy and we have a long way to go. Can Davis prove August was a blip on the radar and will Cuellar make a name for himself? His promoter Floyd Mayweather is interested in matching him up with Vasyl Lomachenko, a pound-for-pound great. Scorecards were a shutdown, 80-72 X 3.

Earlier in the night, Brooklyn's Heather Hardy stepped into the ring for her first fight since returning from competing in MMA with Bellator and remained an unbeaten boxer, moving to 21-0 with a unanimous decision over Paola Torres (10-3-1). Scores were 79-73 and 78-74 twice. Broner fought hard, but he didn't look like an A-level boxer.



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