Mikey Garcia to fight Adrien Broner at 140 pounds

01/06/2017 18:16

WBC lightweight champion Mikey Garcia (36-0, 30 KOs) will face fellow American Adrien Broner (33-2, 24 KOs) on July 29 in a non-title bout at light welterweight.

Three-weight world champion Garcia will move up five pounds to meet Broner, a former world champion in four weight divisions.

Garcia, who has won world titles at featherweight, super featherweight and lightweight, claimed the WBC 135lb belt with a third round knockout over Dejan Zlaticanin in January.

Broner, who has won world titles at super featherweight, lightweight, light welterweight and welterweight, recently held the WBA 140lb belt but was stripped of the title 14 months ago because he failed to make weight a day before a a defence against Ashley Theophane, which Broner won by ninth round TKO.

Broner's last fight was at the 147 pound welterweight limit when he outpointed Adrian Granados in February, but he has agreed to come back down to 140 pounds to fight Garcia.

The venue of the bout has yet to be confirmed.