Broner-Vargas fight to a majority draw in Brooklyn
Adrien Broner vs Jessie Vargas Results
BROOKLYN - Former world champions Adrien Broner (33-3-1, 24 KOs) and Jessie Vargas (28-2-1, 10 KOs) fought in what was to be a grueling twelve round majority draw at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
The first half of the fight was controlled almost solely by Vargas who used his jab to set up right hand and solid shots to the body of Broner. In typical fashion, Broner threw very few punches and was outworked by his opponent through the first four rounds of the fight.
In the fifth round, Broner started to let his hands go and landed some big shots on Vargas. He began walking down Vargas and timing his shots, allowing him to win the round and some respect. This was a key round for Broner as it seemed to start the transition in the fight.
Vargas managed to win the sixth round with effective body punching and overall volume. He seemed to gas little by little from this point on in the fight. Broner started landing accurate, big shots in spurts and offsetting the jab of Vargas.
In the ninth round, Broner had his best moments in the fight as he landed several big shots in combination at the close of the round. The next three rounds were split as both men enjoyed their moment and landed some clean effective shots.
In the fight, you saw Vargas who was the busier fighter, landing shots in combination and laying some good bodywork. On the flip side, you had Adrien Broner who came on strong in the middle to late rounds landing precise and powerful counters and also laying some good bodywork. It was a tale of which fight you preferred.
The final scores read 115-113 Broner, 114-114-114-114 a Majority Draw.
Both men stated after the fight that they were willing to fight in a rematch, as they both believed they should have been declared the winner.
Feature Photo: AP Photo/Frank Franklin II