Adrien Broner Vs Jovanie Santiago: Prediction and Analysis

Published 02/16/2021, 10:44 PM EST
MIAMI, FL – DECEMBER 18: Adrien Broner works out for the media at the 5th Street Gym on December 18, 2018 in Miami, Florida. Broner is scheduled to fight Manny Pacquiao on January 19th in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)


The former four-division champion, Adrien Broner, is finally set to enter the squared circle on February 20. The veteran pugilist will take on the undefeated Jovanie Santiago in a welterweight clash. This will mark Broner’s first fight after a long hiatus of almost 25 months.

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The ‘Problem’ went out of the sport after a unanimous decision loss to Manny Pacquiao in 2019. However, he’s over that defeat and is extremely keen to storm his way to the top yet again.

Ahead of this massive Saturday night bout, let’s analyze both the boxers and see who’ll come out on top.

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Broner has a 33-4 record with 24 T/KO wins. This illustrates the ‘Problem’s’ intimidating power to put his opponents to sleep. Even if the fight goes for the full 36 mins, Broner doesn’t really get into complications. But, all of his losses have come via decisions. Hence, he’d look to avoid the same this weekend.

On the flip side, Jovanie Santiago is a lesser-known name in the sport. But, the Puerto Rican has maintained his undefeated track record of 14 wins pretty well until now. With the ability to take the fight deep, Santiago also exhibits vital knockout power. In fact, he holds the WBA Fedelatin super-lightweight title and has defended it once.

Given their track records, this bout promises to be a thrilling one.

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Our prediction for the Adrien Broner vs Jovanie Santiago fight

We are going with Broner to win this fight with a T/KO in round 8. Although he’s stayed inactive and developed ring rust, his power is totally unprecedented that will assist him to claim that win. Moreover, he has spent more time in the ring than Santiago and he’ll put his experience to the test in this bout.

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BROOKLYN, NY – APRIL 21: Adrien Broner ( purple and white trunks ) and Jesse Vargas ( white and gold trunks) fight to a Majority Draw in their Welterweight fight at Barclays Center on April 21, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)

Even if Broner walks into this fight as a favorite, he just cannot underestimate Santiago’s ring IQ and crushing power. However, the Puerto Rican hasn’t faced someone as rugged as Broner in his entire boxing run.

We feel Broner will easily dispatch Santiago in this fight. But, if the latter finishes or defeats Broner, then it will be a huge upset.

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What do you think of this bout? Can Adrien Broner hand Jovanie Santiago his first career loss?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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