Broner, Davis, and Charlo Look For Big Wins In Brooklyn
This past week, Adrien Broner dominated the news cycle with his feud with Tekashi69 and playing Vanessa Carlton at a press conference, but the former four-division world champion Adrien Broner’s real business is his fight with Jessie Vargas on April 21st.
Broner looks for a victory in his first fight since his decision loss to Mikey Garcia in July of last year. The Cincinnati native make a statement against Vargas, who replaced Omar Figueroa due to a shoulder injury.
Vargas is coming from a much longer layoff, when he lost his WBO welterweight title to Manny Pacquiao in December of 2016.
Joining Broner and Vargas in the triple header airing on Showtime is one half of the Charlo Twins, Jermall. The youngest of the two brothers looks to win the interim WBC middleweight title against Hugo Centeno Jr.
At Thursday’s press conference, Charlo claimed that “I’m focused on what I have going on.”
“Hugo thinks I’m overlooking him but that’s not happening at all. I want to take him out and make a statement that I’m ready for the big names in the division.”
In the third fight airing from Barclays Center, Gervonta Davis looks to get passed his failed weigh-in prior to the Mayweather-McGregor card as he faces Jesus Cuellar for the vacant WBA (regular) super featherweight title.
Davis, who lost his world title on the scale is hoping that leaving Baltimore for training camp, and his increased focus will lead him to another world championship.
“I had a lot of distractions last camp that led to me missing weight,” Davis claimed at Thursday’s press conference.
“It was great being in camp in Florida instead of back home in Baltimore. This way it’s only boxing that I’m worried about each day. I’m eating right and really just 100 percent focused on boxing. It was a great move and it’ll show on Saturday.
And it seemed to work as Davis made weight at Friday’s weigh-ins on his first try for the first time in his last three fights.
The card starts 21:00 GMT with Broner and Vargas acting as the card’s main event.