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Broner vs Cobbs Prediction: Not a Big Fight But Possibly a Good Fight



A legend of the sport returns to action this weekend. Adrien Broner and Blair Cobbs will headline the Fists of Fury card, which will be dedicated to the memory of the late longtime WBC president Jose Sulaiman. Here is our Broner vs Cobbs prediction.

Broner vs Cobbs Prediction: Both Have Not Fought in a While

Adrien Broner Preview

Adrien Broner is a household name in boxing but his magnificent career was destroyed by his actions outside the ring. Multiple counts of assault, multiple sentences, and more. But we are not here to discuss his personality. As a boxer, The Problem has a 35-4-1 record with one additional NC.

The important fact today is that Broner is a former world champion in four different weight categories. He was close to winning a fifth world title but lost to Manny Pacquiao in 2019.

However, this fight is the clearest evidence that Broner was one of the most talented boxers back in the day. He has faced several of the greatest boxers of the new century – Manny Pacquiao, Mikey Garcia, Shawn Porter, Marcos Maidana, and a long list of other former world champions.

Unfortunately, he is way past his prime and he could have achieved so much more. He faced Manny when he was 29 years old but since then, he fought only twice. Two fights in five years – one in February 2021 and one in June 2023.

He was supposed to fight in December too but his fight got canceled. For months, the American tried to challenge famous boxers but was rejected every time. As a result, only Blair Cobbs, who also signed a contract with legendary promoter Don King this year, agreed to fight Broner.

But in the end, this feels like a simple money fight as the outcome will not change the unfavorable position of either fighter. Nevertheless, it could result in a spectacle and we have an interesting Broner vs Cobbs prediction for you below.

Blair Cobbs Preview

Blair Cobbs is the same age as his opponent (both are 34 years old) but his experience is incomparable. He started his professional career in 2013 and only fought 18 times. His record is 16-1-1, with 10 knockouts.

Cobbs has never won a world title in his career and despite his overly positive record, he has only faced one household name – Maurice Hooker (former champion). However, this happened in 2022 when Hooker was already on the decline.

This was Cobbs' last appearance in the ring. He has not fought in almost two years and it was mostly because he did not receive an offer to renew his contract with Oscar De La Hoya.

Nevertheless, his luck finally came back and he signed a contract with Don King earlier this year. Perhaps it is not too late to make a statement but this fight is unlikely to be enough to bring him a bigger fight offer.

Our Adrien Broner vs Blair Cobbs Prediction: Expect to see all 10 rounds

On paper, this should be a close fight. The odds also suggest the same as bookmakers give Cobbs a minimal advantage as the betting favorite.

The issue is that we do not know what to expect from Broner. He has an advantage in experience and once had the power to knock out almost anyone. But his last KO was in 2016.

Blair Cobbs has not fought in two years but he has more reasons to want to win this bout. This new contract opened a new page in his career and we expect him to be more motivated on Friday. Moreover, he has a considerable size advantage (13cm) and fights with a Southpaw stance.

We have to side with “The Flair” for our Broner vs Cobbs prediction. We also envision a full However, we urge you to be careful with the size of your bets as this is an unpredictable bout.

Vlad is a former amateur MMA fighter. After a series of injuries, he found a different way to connect with the sport and its fanbase - through writing. He's been covering everything-UFC for over 5 years on various platforms and has been part of the team at NYFights since early 2022.