Two elite fighters who hail from different weight classes decided to meet at 140 pounds are set for a clash in a non-title bout.
While having Terence Crawford as the top talent, the light welterweight division adds more focus to its spotlight by bringing two new outstanding fighters to its fold.
Four-division world champion Adrien Broner (33-2-0) is scheduled to battle three-division champion Mikey Garcia (36-0-0) on July 29. Both pugilists found their ways for the much-anticipated fight to happen. Broner will be stepping down in weight and be back as a light welterweight where he previously reigned as a WBA champion. As for Garcia, he steps into the unchartered as this will be his first time to fight in the 140-pound weight class.
Broner holds a slight advantage in terms of reach while Garcia boasts a long winning streak and a perfect professional record. Both fighters stand at 5-foot-6 and can pull the trigger as shown by their high knockout percentages.
The question, however, is if Broner can tip the scale not beyond the 140-pound mark at the weigh-in and if it's worth risking his record for the lucrative fight to happen as he would be battling off dehydration to cut weight while on training. While Garcia, on the other side, exhibited no problems moving up in weight in his recent fights. He'll be fighting in his third weight class in four outings.
There is no title at stake into the fight, but the winner, of course, will be closer to find the open door to fight current champions Terence Crawford and Julius Indongo. This fight is definitely a solid addition to this year's emerging resurgence of boxing, giving fight fans an early treat while waiting for the scheduled super fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin in September.