“I Felt Like I Was in Jail Again”- Adrien Broner Opens up on His Quarantine Experience

Published 02/21/2021, 1:32 AM 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)


Adrien Broner bagged a unanimous win over Jovanie Santiago on his return to action at the Mohegan Sun Casino tonight. Putting a quell on his 2-year-long hiatus from the ring, it wasn’t Broner’s best performance. However, it ended his winless drought that began in 2017.

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Meanwhile, Broner had to go through several difficulties in the period, including his recent quarantine at Mohegan for the fight. According to reporter Brian Campbell, ‘The Problem’ suffered some serious problems while dealing with it, and it might be a reason behind his substandard performance tonight.

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“I felt like I was in jail again,” said Broner as per Campbell.

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It might not have been the best week of his career. However, coming back to the flow with a win is clearly the best thing that could have happened for Broner, especially as he wants to test himself against bigger challengers ahead. Prior to the fight, Adrien Broner had teased at fighting for another championship run, and if everything goes per plan, we can see it happen soon.

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Adrien Broner- A look back at his tonight’s win

Broner began smart in the fight and didn’t rush to stop his opponent. Instead, he looked composed and dictated the range well. But, he couldn’t land as many shots as Jovanie Santiago did. By the end of round 4, the fight had turned intense as both the boxers took the action beyond the bell. Fortunately, it didn’t turn vile further and referees took control of the situation.

Santiago dominated ‘The Problem’ mostly in the later rounds as he brought his best game and worked thoroughly on Broner’s body.

The 31-year-old Broner also responded with action, but the punch counts weren’t even close to Santiago’s. However, considering Broner’s resistance and control over the ring, he was awarded the victory on points.

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Broner desperately needed a win at this stage to revive his career. It remains to be seen how he progresses from here, but it is clear that 12 rounds of boxing would have helped him shake off the ring-rust.

Do you think Adrien Broner can become a world champion again?

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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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