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Adrien Broner vs. Jessie Vargas officially headlines April 21st tripleheader

The two will fight at a 144-pound catchweight

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Patrick Stumberg is a freelance writer for SB Nation, first joining the network in 2011 before linking up with Bad Left Hook in 2015.

It didn’t take long for “likely” to become “officially.”

Showtime today confirmed that Adrien Broner will indeed face Jessie Vargas in a 144-pound catchweight bout on April 21st, headlining a card that features the re-booked Jermall Charlo-Hugo Centeno Jr. fight and the previously reported Gervonta Davis-Jesus Cuellar showdown.

The others on this site have already given y’all the info you need on the first two fights, so let’s consider Davis-Cuellar. The press release says that they’ll fight for the “WBA 130-pound Super World Championship.” One problem: that belt already belongs to Albert Machado, who has a looming purse bid with Rafael Mensah.

Unless the belt got downgraded between Jezreel Corrales losing it on the scales and Machado knocking him out, of course, in which case it would make infinitely more sense to promote Machado and have these two duke it out for the regular title.

But that would be rational, and expecting rationality from a sport in which two people hit each other in the head for half an hour at a time no longer strikes me as wise.

In any event, it’s a quality lineup for Barclays and definitely worth tuning into.

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