Jovanie Santiago Sends a Stern Warning to Adrien Broner – ‘It’s Going to be a War’

Published 02/19/2021, 11:30 AM EST


Adrien Broner and Jovanie Santiago are set to headline the boxing event on February 20. This fight will mark Broner’s return to the ring after a long 2-year hiatus. The veteran Broner is an abrupt favorite in this fight. But, his opponent, Santiago, has his vision clearly set on his game-plan and is eager to provide a stern test to the former four-division champ.

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In a pre-fight press conference, the undefeated 31-year-old issued a fierce warning to the Ohio native.

“This Saturday night it’s going to be a war. It’s going to be a victory for Puerto Rico,” said ‘Lobito’.

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The 14-0-1 boxer is extremely confident of securing a massive upset this weekend. ‘Lobito’ has entered the ring just 15 times since his professional bow in 2007, and has stayed out of the limelight until now. But, a win over Broner might put him on top of news headlines. Furthermore, he might get exposed to even bigger opponents if he somehow gets past the American.

The Puerto Rican’s fans will be excited to see the countryman in such a high-profile bout. If he abides by his words, needless to say, it will be his biggest career win.

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Is Jovanie Santiago a tough opponent to crack for Adrien Broner?

Everyone has witnessed Adrien Broner’s capabilities inside the ring. He has hung around the sport for a while and has competed with some of the biggest names in boxing.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 19: Adrien Broner reacts during the WBA welterweight championship against Manny Pacquiao at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 19, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Going into this bout, the ‘Problem’ will look to stay hungry and prove that he has still got it to hang in the ring. The former four-division champion will be battling ring-rust, but will hope to overcome this issue.

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Fans will be curious to see if Broner takes this fight to the judges or settles it with a T/KO. Considering the skill sets of the boxers, fans may not get to see the fight make it to the final bell on Saturday night.

What do you make of Santiago’s aforementioned statement? Can he secure a career-changing win?

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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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