Adrien Broner Goes After the Unofficial Scorer Who Scored the Fight in Favor of Jovanie Santiago

Published 02/21/2021, 7:48 AM EST
BROOKLYN, NY – JULY 29: Adrien Broner reacts after losing to Mikey Garcia during their Junior Welterwight bout on July 29, 2017 at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)


Adrien Broner bagged a big win on his return to boxing against Jovanie Santiago. But, he wasn’t happy with the outcome of the fight. Broner couldn’t inflict much damage on his in-ring adversary, and the Puerto Rican pugilist out-landed his Broner in the bout.

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Nevertheless, ‘The Problem’ still billed himself as the rightful winner. Despite claiming the decision, he wasn’t happy with an unofficial scorer backing his opponent to win.

Reporter Dan Rafael took to social media and let the world know about the incident. According to him, ‘The Problem’ openly cussed the individual and said, “F*** Steve Farhood.” 

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Many boxing fans may agree with Farhood on this stance, as Broner did not seem convincing against a rather unheralded opponent. Although he was coming off a huge hiatus, there were a lot of expectations on ‘The Problem’. Unfortunately, he couldn’t live up to them and the result drew some interesting reactions from the boxing world.

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Adrien Broner vs Jovanie Santiago- What happened in the ring?

It was a close fight, as both the men had their moments in the ring. Broner kicked off proceedings slowly and took his time in dictating the pace. He also planted some sharp jabs in the primary round, advancing steadily on the scorecard. But, Santiago returned the favor with action and became the aggressor.

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By the end of round 4, the fight had turned intense as both the men landed shots after the bell. It could have resulted in a massive brawl, but the referee intervened and took the situation under control. Meanwhile, Santiago raised his pace and dominance in the closing rounds and shook Broner with brutal body shots.

Nevertheless, it didn’t turn out to be fruitful, and Broner departed with the win. Now, it’s time for him to resurrect his relevance in the sport and remain active throughout. His reaction could be a sign of his hunger to be the best and could spur him in his future fights.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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