Adrien Broner will be back on Showtime Boxing with yet another opportunity to salvage his career. At only 31 years old, it feels odd saying a career is in limbo, but in Broner’s case, it seems appropriate.
This fight seems to serve as a way to see if Broner’s head and heart are still into boxing. He will be facing Jovanie Santiago from Puerto Rico, who’s an undefeated fighter in his own right.
That said, Santiago’s record can be a tad deceiving. He has been fighting for 14 years but only has 14 fights, and at one point took a six-year hiatus between fights.
His most notable win is against DeMarcus “Chop-Chop” Corley in 2017. Santiago serves as the replacement for Pedro Campa, who withdrew from the bout after contracting COVID-19. Broner is a 4-division champion that has struggled to win fights as of late. His last win came in February of 2017, in which he earned a split decision over Adrian Granados in a fight many felt he did not win. Since that time, he faced Mikey Garcia (Loss), Jessie Vargas (Draw), and Manny Pacquiao (Loss).