Welcome to Fightful's live coverage of Adrien Broner vs. Jessie Vargas live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Two title fights are also scheduled to take place on the card as a potential new mandatory challenger for Gennady Golovkin's WBC middleweight title could be decided and a new WBA super featherweight champion will be crowned as well.
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Here's the main televised card (Showtime, 9 p.m. ET):
- Adrien Broner vs. Jessie Vargas: 144-pound catchweight bout
- Jermall Charlo vs. Hugo Centeno Jr.: Vacant Interim WBC Middleweight Championship bout
- Gervonta Davis vs. Jesus Cuellar: Vacant WBA "Super" Super Featherweight Championship bout
Gervonta Davis vs. Jesus Cuellar: Vacant WBA "Super" Super Featherweight Championship bout
Round 1: The fight begins with Cuellar lunging forward with a right jab. Davis lands a counter left jab. Davis continues to throw more jabs as Cuellar now moves to work the body. Davis lands another jab while Cuellar misses three straight punches. Cuellar is hurt and Davis pounces on him with Cuellar on the ropes. Davis misses with a wild uppercut. Davis lands a strong left jab.
Fightful scored round 1 for Davis 10-9
Round 2: Cuellar starts attacking Davis’ body but the younger fighter is defending well. Cuellar misses with the right jab. Davis lands a counter left hand once more and Davis knocks down Cuellar. Davis is now trying to go for the kill and Davis hurts Cuellar once more. Cuellar’s 1-2 is blocked by Davis. Davis connects with another left hook upstairs and then another one to Cuellar’s body.
Fightful scored round 2 for Davis 10-8
Round 3: Cuellar pressures Davis to the corner, but Davis seems unaffected by anything Cuellar throws. That is until Cuellar connects with a strong left and Davis is stunned for a quick second. Cuellar lands a counter right jab and Davis lands a right jab as well. Davis unleashes a flurry of right hooks and Cuellar is knocked down again. Davis is attacking Cuellar once more and Cuellar goes down again. The referee stops the fight!
Official result: Gervonta Davis defeated Jesus Cuellar, TKO, round 3, 2:45, to win the vacant WBA “super” super featherweight title
Jermall Charlo vs. Hugo Centeno Jr.: Vacant Interim WBC Middleweight Championship bout
Round 1: Centeno lands a quick left jab. Charlo connects with a left jab to the body and then one upstairs. Centeno throws a couple of jabs. Both men exchange a few punches, but none are terribly strong punches. Both men clinch for the first time in this fight. Charlo misses with the left hook but then connects with a few short body punches. Not much action going on in the first round of this fight.
Fightful scored round 1 for Charlo 10-9
Round 2: Charlo throws a left hand upstairs and pressures Centeno to the corner. Charlo unleashes a flurry of punches, knocking Centeno out cold! Charlo is your winner.
Official result: Jermall Charlo defeated Hugo Centeno Jr., KO, round 2, 0:55, to win the vacant interim WBC middleweight title.
Adrien Broner vs. Jessie Vargas: 144-pound catchweight bout
Round 1: Broner starts off with a couple of quick jabs. Vargas lands a short left jab to Broner’s body. Broner lands a quick left hook upstairs. Vargas lands a left jab. Vargas continues to throw left jabs to the body. Broner lands a jab to Vargas’ body as well. Not much action here in the first round.
Fightful scored round 1 for Vargas 10-9
Round 2: Broner barely lands a counter right hook. Vargas connects with a straight right hand to Broner’s chin. Broner lands a left hand upstairs while Vargas tries to work the body. Broner connects with a left jab to Vargas’ forehead and now both men clinch. Vargas lands several punishing left hooks to Broner’s ribs and Vargas is in control. Vargas is connecting all of his power punches late in the round.
Fightful scored round 2 for Vargas 10-9
Round 3: Vargas continues to attack Broner’s body with several straight left jabs. Vargas landed a couple of hooks upstairs and Broner is now finding luck attacking Vargas’ body. Broner has Vargas on the ropes now and both boxers are landing significant power punches. Broner nearly hits Vargas down low. Broner misses with the left hook and Vargas lands several punches. The two boxers land a strong power punch to end the round
Fightful scored round 3 for Broner 10-9
Round 4: Vargas lands a punch upstairs and Broner counters with a right jab. Broner lands a left jab to Vargas’ body. Broner lands a strong punch to Vargas and he’s stunned. Broner continues to pressure Vargas. Broner looks to be in control of the fight so far. Vargas lands a left hook upstairs.
Fightful scored round 4 for Broner 10-9
Round 5: Broner lands a stiff left hook to start the round. Vargas connects on a few left hooks. Broner lands a counter left hook to Vargas’ jaw. Vargas is walking to the middle of the ring, hitting Broner with a couple of strong power shots. Broner is attacking Vargas and Broner falls down but it is not ruled a knockdown. Broner and Vargas exchange a few jabs. Broner lands another jab.
Fightful scored round 5 for Vargas 10-9
Round 6: Broner and Vargas unleash a flurry of punches throughout the first half of the round. Both men clinch as Vargas tried to trash talk Broner. Broner throws a couple of uppercuts. This fight is starting to get real nasty as both men keep landing strong punches.
Fightful scored round 6 for Vargas 10-9
Round 7: Vargas’ left eye is starting to swell and look pretty bad. Broner attacks the body but Vargas throws an overhand left to Broner. Broner connects with a left hand and then a left hook. Vargas lands a left hook to the body. Broner is landing multiple effective right jabs to Vargas upstairs.
Fightful scored round 7 for Broner 10-9
Round 8: Broner lands a stiff left hook upstairs. Both men clinch as Vargas looks exhausted in the fight. Broner continues to find the mark with multiple jabs and power punches as Vargas gets put into the ropes. Vargas continues to fight back as he throws a few left jabs. Vargas continues to throw several hard punches, including a strong left hook upstairs. Broner throws a flurry of punches at the end of the round. Vargas throws a right jab after the round.
Fightful scored round 8 for Broner 10-9
Round 9: Broner continues to land a few more punches to the body as he looks to turn the tide more into his favor. Broner connects with a right jab upstairs. Vargas starts to land some solid punches of his own and Broner continues to walk down and pressure Vargas. Vargas lands a quick left jab. Both men clinch. Broner connects a few punches to the body.
Fightful scored round 9 for Broner 10-9
Round 10: Broner carries a wave of momentum from this Barclays Center crowd chanting “AB!” Vargas landed a few more punches upstairs, but Broner is still in control. Vargas land a strong right hook upstairs. Both men continue to land their respective jabs and power punches but Vargas is the one whose back is to the ropes. Vargas lands a couple of solid jabs and a strong 1-2. Both boxers trade a flurry of punches as the round ends and the crowd goes wild.
Fightful scored round 10 for Vargas 10-9
Round 11: Vargas throws a couple of jabs to Broner’s body. Broner lands a couple of jabs but the fight starts to slow down a bit compared to the last two rounds. The two boxers clinch as the crowd slowly starts to boo the fight. The action picks up for Vargas and Broner as Broner lands a right uppercut and blood starts to flow down Vargas’s face and body. Vargas throws a jab and Broner throws an overhand right to the end the round.
Fightful scored round 11 for Broner 10-9
Round 12: The final round of the fight begins with Vargas walking to a corner and eating a right jab from Broner. Vargas walks around the ring as Broner throws more jabs. Broner throws a 1-2 to Vargas, who is on the ropes. Vargas throws more jabs and tries to rile up the crowd. Broner lands a left body hook. The two men take the fight up close and land short punches to each other. Broner defends well against several big punches from Vargas.
Fightful scored round 12 for Broner 10-9
Official result: Adrien Broner and Jessie Vargas fight to a majority draw (115-113 Broner, 114-114, 114-114)
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