Adrien Broner Next Fight: 3 Lesser-Known Known Facts of Jovanie Santiago

Published 02/17/2021, 3:30 PM EST


Jovanie Santiago, the undefeated Puerto Rican boxer, will welcome former world champion, Adrien Broner, to the ring on February 20 in a non-title headlining clash. Boasting off 14 wins alongside one draw, Santiago has never touched a major world title.

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The 31-year-old has held the WBA Fedelatin super lightweight title and the UBF International super lightweight belt. That said, a win over Adrien Broner can put him amongst the elites and he can finally fight for a major world boxing championship in the future.

According to Box Rec, Santiago is an orthodox boxer. He has a height of 5’7” and a reach of 70”. Although his unbeaten record is worth hailing, ‘Santiago’ hasn’t fought any big-name yet. But, he can soon change it by bagging a win over Broner.

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Here are some lesser-known stories from his life.

Jovanie Santiago- The 3 facts

Several fans are unaware of the fact that Santiago has different roles to play outside the boxing ring. According to DAZN, ‘El Lobito’ is a part-time gardener and also drives a tow-truck in his home country when he is not fighting. However, he has always had an eye for boxing and after almost 100 amateur bouts, he became a pro.

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While most of the fans consider Adrien Broner to be the favorite, Santiago promises to land an upset in his next fight. He is optimistic about winning the upcoming fight and opened up on his belief before his biggest career bout.

“It is a great challenge for my career and the world will know me when I beat him. The pressure is on Broner. A win will change everything for me and my family. I’m ready for war. The whole world will know me when I take the victory to Puerto Rico,” said Santiago.

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Santiago is an elite, but he is not invincible. The lesser-known fight with Marco Padilla can be a blueprint for Broner to prepare for the Puerto Rican sensation. In his only draw of pro-career, Santiago was pushed to the distance and was schooled on several occasions. It was a controversial decision, but Santiago managed to walk away with his clean record.

Do you think he can secure a life-changing win over Adrien Broner next?

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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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