Former four-division champion Adrien Broner is returning to the ring after a 25-month dismissal.
One of the boxer’s charming and controversial names is returning from a 25-month dismissal on Saturday night, while former four-league world champion Adrien Broner took over Jovanie Santiago from the Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville, Conn, in the welterweight category.
Initially, the fight was scheduled to take place in the junior welterweight category. On Thursday, the fight was moved to 147 kilograms after Broner and Santiago did not want to reach the limit of 140 kilograms. Broner tilted the scales at 146, while Santiago entered at 145.25.
Broner last fought in January 2019, when he lost a wide decision from the former eight-part title of Manny Pacquiao. From there, Broner is in the news for his extracurricular activities instead of for what he did in the ring.
Broner (33-4-1, 24 KOs) was arrested for DUI in Florida back in March, which led to him having to serve seven days in prison in August for violating the conditions of arrest for 2018 due to “gross sexual imposition, a fourth-degree crime, a misdemeanor sexual imposition and kidnapping, a third-degree crime ”.
Undefeated Santiago (14-0-1, 10 KOs) is fighting for the first time in the United States, after competing primarily in his native Puerto Rico. Santiago enters the hot series, stopping three of his last four opponents.
You never know what might happen when Adrien Broner fights. DAZN news will be at the top with a live broadcast starting with the main card at 21:00 ET.
Adrien Broner against Jovanie Santiago battle cards
- Adrien Broner v. Jovanie Santiago; Light heavyweight category
- Otto Vallin v. Dominic Breazeale; Heavyweight
- Robert Easter Jr. against Ryan Martin; Junior Welterweight