Broner vs Garcia Odds For Saturday’s Fight – Showtime Boxing presents a super lightweight showdown between Adrien Broner (33-2) and Mikey Garcia (36-0) as the main event of the Premier Boxing Champion card this Saturday at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Though no titles are at stake, the fight is a mouth-watering match between two of the top names in the weight class.
Adrien “The Problem” Broner has been a world champion in four different weight classes and he has been associated with Floyd Mayweather Jr as he came up through the ranks. Now, he has his own promotional company called “About Billions” and a solid stable of fighters and he is expected to be the leader. To his credit, he has said all the right things during the build-up to this fight and it is clear that he sees Garcia as a challenge. The bottom line is that Broner has taken two losses in fights that were similar in magnitude and he is in need of a signature win to give his resume a boost.
The mild-mannered Garcia is from a boxing family and every move he makes is about progressing his career. Garcia was a fine 34-0 and a two-division world champion before he took a hiatus of more than two years. He came back as a lightweight in July of 2016 and it quickly became apparent that Garcia had been honing his game. Garcia fought Dejan Zlaticanin this past January and won the WBC world lightweight title, giving him a world title in a third weight class. Though the move to the 140 pound super lightweight division comes without him making any title defenses at lighweight, the move was expected as Garcia looks for greater challenges.
The fight was announced in June to a lot of fanfare and the sports books carried a line almost right away that saw Garcia a 5 to 1 favorite. As we enter fight week, money has come in on Broner and that line has closed considerably.
Broner vs Garcia Odds For Saturday’s Fight
The ten-fight boxing card also sees former super welterweight world champion Jermall Charlo (25-0) move up to the middleweight division to take on Argentina’s rugged Jorge Sebastian Heiland (29-4-2). Charlo had done all he could at 154 pounds and he moved up in weight to potentially set up a big money fight against the winner of September’s Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin showdown. Heiland is a on a solid eight-fight winning streak that includes a win in Ireland over tough Matthew Macklin but his tough, straightforward style is not expected to provide the slick boxing Charlo with too much of a challenge.
The card also sees a high level bantamweight clash as Rau’Shee Warren and McJoe Arroyo tangle in a twelve-round bout. Additionally, ranked heavyweights clash as unbeaten Jarrell Miller (18-0-1), known as “Big Baby” steps up to face Gerald Washington (18-1-1) in a ten round bout. Itish Olympian Katie Taylor (5-0) is back looking for her sixth pro win as she faces Jasmine Clarkson (4-8).
Check your local listings for start times on Showtime.
Barclays Center – Brooklyn, New York – Showtime
Super Lightweight 12 rounds –
Adrien Broner +220
Mikey Garcia -260
Middleweight 12 rounds –
Jorge Sebastian Heiland +1350
Jermall Charlo -3250
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