Shawn Porter Optimistic About Adrien Broner’s Return: “I Think That He Could Be Something Great Again”

Published 02/20/2021, 9:56 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)


Adrien Broner has been successful in his professional boxing career, donning the world championship in four distinct weight divisions. However, he hasn’t tasted victory for over four years and has decided to stage another run by returning opposite a lesser-known name in Jovanie Santiago.

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Meanwhile, his former rival Shawn Porter has all the faith in Broner and believes that he will witness another successful run from him. Porter is one of the four boxers to have defeated the ‘Problem. That said, he is aware of his capabilities and has recently commented on his return.

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Speaking on The Porter Way Podcast Clips, ‘Showtime’ said, “I think the biggest question is, Is it too late? And I honestly don’t think it is. I think that he is someone that, if he (Adrien Broner) is able to be rebuilt and you know kinda refurbished for the sake of words, I think that he could be something great again. Or at least very good, he has been far from very good lately too.”

In his last appearance, Broner locked horns against Manny Pacquiao in 2019. It was a high-voltage clash, posing two superior welterweights against each other. But, Pacquiao unveiled a stupendous show inside the ring and handed Broner his fourth loss.

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Adrien Broner- The Career graph over the last few years

After losing to Porter, ‘The Problem’ registered three back-to-back wins with the latest coming off against Adrian Granados in 2017. But things didn’t work out well for ‘The Problem’ since then.

He has appeared thrice and has lost two fights with one draw. So, Broner badly needs a win to regain his relevancy in the ongoing talks. That said, he is just 31-years-old and is confident of having another successful period in the sport.

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If he bags a win against Santiago, it will clearly end his losing draught. However, Broner would have to remain active and continue winning fights, if he wishes for another championship run in 2021 or 2022.

Porter certainly has the confidence in his former opponent. What do you make of Broner’s comeback?

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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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