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Blair Cobbs Drops, Outboxes Adrien Broner to Decision Win

Blair Cobbs Drops, Outboxes Adrien Broner to Decision Win

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Blair Cobbs Drops, Outboxes Adrien Broner to Decision Win

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Blair Cobbs Drops, Outboxes Adrien Broner to Decision Win

Blair Cobbs (17-1-1, 10 KOs) dropped and outboxed a passive Adrien Broner (35-5-1, 24 KOs, 1 NC) to win a unanimous decision on Friday night.

Scores for the contest were 97-91 and 96-93 (x2) in favour of Cobbs. This fight only highlighted issues that have been clear in past Broner bouts. The former four-division world champion had a low punch output and looked slow throughout the clash. Cobbs only needed to box from the outside to outwork Broner.

The two welterweights clashed at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, FL. Don King Productions and The Heavyweight Factory were the promoters involved in hosting the card billed as “Fists of Fury.” Fight fans could catch the action live as a PPV on TrillerTV.

Blair Cobbs Outboxes Adrien Broner

Broner vs. Cobbs Fight Recap

The opening round saw few punches being thrown by both fighters. Early in the second, a left hand from Cobbs landed flush on the face of Broner, who went to the canvas. “The Flair” let his hands go, landing several punches to the head and body of his opponent. Despite that, Broner was able to make it out of the round without going down.

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Cobbs stuck to boxing at range, having quite a bit of success. Broner struggled to let his hands go and had difficulty cutting off the ring and getting within punching range. The bulk of the fight was fought this way, though “The Problem” did land a few eye-catching shots in the final two rounds. However, it was not enough to trouble Cobbs, who won the boutby moving along the ropes and boxing from a distance.

Post-Fight Quotes


“It [the knockdown in round two] wasn’t too surprising because I’ve been known to crack people and get them out early,” said Cobbs after the fight. “And then they have to make up for lost rounds. It was really, really tough. This is a four-division world champion, so Blair the Flair can only do his best after a two-year layoff fighting one of the best fighters out.”

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“As the fight went on I’m still working my jab. Working high, low, catching him with shots that he can’t see coming. But he has a tough chin. I mean look at his neck, his neck is huge. He survived a lot of big blows after getting knocked down. He has a tremendous shape.”

Undercard Results

In a dreadful bout, Michael Hunter (23-1-2, 16 KOs) won via unanimous decision over Cassius Chaney (23-2, 16 KOs). Scores for the 10-round heavyweight contest were 100-90 across the board.

Ian Green (19-2, 12 KOs) won a unanimous decision against Roy Barringer (10-5, 6 KOs). Scores for the 10-round middleweight fight were 97-93 and 96-94 (x2).

Antonio Pérez (10-0, 5 KOs) won a unanimous decision against Antonio Williams (16-1-1, 7 KOs). Scores for the 10-round lightweight bout were 99-90 across the board. Williams went down from a left hand in the ninth.

Opening the broadcast, De Von Williams (5-0, 5 KOs) got a fourth-round technical knockout win against Travis Floyd (1-9-2, 0 KOs). The time of stoppage for this six-round welterweight contest was 2:33. Floyd went to the canvas in the first and second. After a barrage of punches from Williams in round four, referee Chris Young stepped in to end the fight.

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Currently writing out of Toronto, Canada, Saadeq first became a boxing fan while living in Doha, Qatar. Looking to become more involved in the sport, he began writing about boxing and has had work published in outlets such as Seconds Out and Boxing Social. He looks forward to continue covering boxing on Big Fight Weekend.

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