Get results and highlights here from Showtime Championship Boxing as Mikey Garcia and Jermall Charlo impressed.
In the Showtime Championship Boxing main event last night, Mikey Garcia dominated Adrien Broner, taking a unanimous decision win over The Problem. Final scorecards were 116-112, 116-112, 117-111 – scores that actually make the fight look a bit more competitive than it was.
After an early feeling out process, Garcia seemed to make the needed adjustments and have Broner figured out starting in round 4. From there, it looked like a Garcia rout, only to have Broner come on strong in rounds 9 and 10. To close the fight, Garcia took back the momentum with a big round 12, capping off an excellent performance.
With the win, Garcia extends his record to 37-0. For the former three division world champion, Broner is not the best win on his resume, but he’s easily the “biggest” as despite his flaws, Broner remains a big name fighter who draws fan interest. Really, this was a perfect fight for Garcia to shine in, and he did just that.
Broner now drops to 33-3. He’s stepped in up competition against Marcos Maidana, Shawn Porter, and Mikey Garcia and fallen against all three. We’re past the point now where we can say he’s developing – this is simply the level Adrien Broner fights at. That said, he remains a personality, so is unlikely to be going anywhere soon.
Opening the broadcast was Jermall Charlo who took apart a clearly injured Jorge Heiland. Heiland had a leg injury seemingly from the outset of the fight and was never in it. Charlo finally closed the show in the 4th, and is now a mandatory challenger at 160 pounds. Here’s the finish:
.@FutureOfBoxing has no trouble moving up to middleweight, as he TKOs Sebastian Heiland in the 4th. #CharloHeiland pic.twitter.com/GENj1thnzh
— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) July 30, 2017
Also on the card were a pair of live streamed prelims. Katie Taylor, who won gold at the 2012 Olympics representing Ireland, pushed her pro career to 6-0 with an easy win in her US debut. And Jarrell Miller continued his climb up the Heavyweight ranks, defeating the decent Gerald Washington.
BRONER vs. GARCIA RESULTS
Mikey Garcia def. Adrien Broner, UD (116-112, 116-112, 117-111)
Jermall Charlo def. Jorge Heiland, KO (R4, 2:13)
Jarrell Miller def. Gerald Washington, RTD (R8, 3:00)
Katie Taylor def. Jasmine Clarkson, TKO (R3, 2:00)