Garcia vs. Broner Headed to Barclays
The Barclays Center in Brooklyn will host the matchup between former four-division champion Adrien Broner and three-division world champion Mikey Garcia, which is slated to take place on Saturday, July 29.
Garcia will be moving up to 140 lbs. to take on Broner.
Garcia (36-0) ended a two-year hiatus from boxing last summer when he defeated Elio Rojas in impressive fashion. Then in January he became a champion again, defeating Dejan Zlaticanin with a stunning knockout to capture the WBC lightweight championship.
Broner (33-2) has made headlines more for his outside-the-ring misfortunes than his actual fights over the past year, but in the ring he has won three straight fights since his unanimous decision loss to Shawn Porter in June of 2015. He last faced Adrian Granados in February, winning the main event bout by split decision.
“Broner vs. Garcia is one of the year’s biggest matchups in boxing and we anticipate an electric atmosphere at Barclays Center,” said Brett Yormark, CEO of Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment. “This will be our fourth major card in 2017 as BROOKLYN BOXING continues to deliver dramatic moments, competitive fights, and many of the sport’s biggest names to fight fans.”