Adrien Broner vs Jovanie Santiago: Height, Weight, Record, and Every Stat You Need to Know About the Upcoming Matchup
Former four-division champion, Adrien Broner, will revive his boxing career by stepping up against the undefeated Jovanie Santiago on February 20 in a headlining clash. Following a defeat against Manny Pacquiao in 2019, Broner announced his retirement.
Now, on his return, he will be the favorite against a 15-fight and 13-year undefeated veteran. Boasting off 14 wins and 1 no contest, Jovanie Santiago, might be an alarming contender. But, his resume and accolades are still way behind Adrien Broner’s.
The two will determine the better boxer between them this weekend. So, here’s a statistical comparison between them under several parameters.
Adrien Broner vs Jovanie Santiago- What’s in store for us?
We can expect a nail-biting contest between them, as both have their reasons to bag an immediate win. Being a professional for so many years, Santiago has never touched a major world title. So, he would try to vanquish Broner and cement his position for a future championship bout.
Meanwhile, Broner has lost his relevancy from the ongoing title ride due to his lengthy spell away from the ring. On bagging a win, the former world champion can once again bring his name amongst the other title contenders.
Height, weight, and reach
The bout will be contested at 147 pounds, which is a division where ‘The Problem’ has won a championship. As per Box Rec, Adrien Broner, the 5’6” tall orthodox puncher has a reach of 69”.
5’7” tall Jovanie Santiago is also an orthodox boxer and has a 1” reach advantage over Broner. So, on paper, he might challenge the former world champion, especially with a clean record.
Broner has faced umpteen world champions in his career and has been a titleholder himself. He has a professional record of 33 wins (24 KOs) and 1 loss. That said, Broner has never lost a fight via knockout and is still an elite of the sport.
‘El Lobito’ Santiago has 14 wins and 1 draw under his name He has attained 10 KOs in his 14 wins and has a KO ratio of 66.67%. However, he hasn’t faced any major name in his career. So, a fight against Adrien Broner will certainly be a whole different ball game.
Adrien Broner and Jovanie Santiago on social media
‘The Problem’ is quite popular on social media platforms. He has 1.1 million followers on Instagram and 250.2K on Twitter. Being a popular name of the sport, Broner deserves those numbers, but his upcoming adversary is nowhere close to that.
Jovanie Santiago has 826 followers on Instagram with no reported Twitter account. He is also not active on social media platforms. It can be a major reason why he could never become a household name in boxing.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Broner has a total amount of $6 million under his name. However, a few days back, he talked about his poor financial condition and also sought help from several boxers.
On the other side, Santiago’s reported net worth isn’t credible. So, it’s safe not to assume a number. ‘El Lobito’ can change things if he heads into the next week with his undefeated streak intact.
The upcoming fight can change both the boxers’ fortunes and can pave the path for a fresh start in their respective careers.