As most of us know by now, the much anticipated return of Adrien Broner is set to take place this coming Saturday, February 20.
Broner will be facing undefeated super-lightweight talent Jovanie Santiago, who’s gone 14-0-1 thus far into his professional boxing career. Broner opened up his career undefeated in 28 bouts, going 27-0 (1 NC) before meeting his first superior.
That superior was Marcos Maidana, who defeated him via unanimous decision. Broner would win his next three bouts before losing another 12-round unanimous decision to Shawn Porter.
Three more victories would follow for Broner, before going 0-2-1 in his last three, being defeated by Mikey Garcia and Manny Pacquiao, and going to a draw with Jessie Vargas.
At this point in his career, Broner is a four-division, six-time world champion that at one point seemed to have it all. He was a prodigy that was so highly regarded, much like the way Gervonta Davis is now, but he’s wasted a bit of his talents in the past five or so years.
On the other hand, it’s great to see him hungry and back on track again!
His most recent bout, where he was out-classed by Manny Pacquiao, took place in January of 2019. After that, Broner continued partying heavily and didn’t take any fights. He certainly didn’t take it seriously, and it appeared we may never see him at his best again.
Broner knows how fans feel about him partying his talents away, and had the following to say on TMZ to fans saying he’s ‘washed, or done’: “Tell ’em to eat a dick and put gravy on it.”
Broner was then asked if he thinks he has something left to offer the sport of boxing: “Of course man. Our goal is to be another, a five-time world champion soon, and it’ll start on February 20.”
We have five days left until we get to witness the return of Adrien Broner, as he gets the chance to snap his three-fight winless streak and start of 2021 with a beautiful victory.
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