After greater than two years out, ‘The Drawback,’ Adrien Broner makes his return, writes Paul Wheeler
ONE of boxing’s most controversial characters returns to the ring for the primary time in simply over two years this Saturday (February 20), as ex-four-weight world champion Adrien Broner headlines a TGB promotion on the Mohegan Solar On line casino in Uncasville, Connecticut (Showtime televise).
The brash Cincinnati counterpuncher is concentrating on his first win in 4 years when he takes on unbeaten Puerto Rican Jovanie Santiago in a super-lightweight 12-rounder.
Dorado’s Santiago, 14-0-1 (10), is ranked at No. 15 by the WBA, however he has but to contest a 12-round combat, nor has he ever competed within the US earlier than. Essentially the most notable identify on his CV is that of light former WBO 140lb champ DeMarcus Corley, whom he unanimously outscored in a aggressive contest in April 2017.
Broner, 33-4-1 (24) 1NC, in the meantime, was final seen dropping a unanimous resolution to residing legend Manny Pacquiao in a WBA welterweight title tilt.
Each boxers could also be 31 years of age, however Broner is miles extra skilled than his opponent. With Santiago being a come-forward fighter, it’s doubtless that he’ll stroll on to a good few potshots from Broner, who can file a much-needed victory on the scorecards.
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