Controversial boxer, Adrien Broner, will make his comeback against Jovanie Santiago. The pair will headline a Showtime card on Saturday, February 20. Despite Broner getting all the attention, the undercard features two fantastic bouts.
Robert Easter Jr. vs. Ryan Martin
The telecast kicks off with a fantastic super-lightweight clash between former champion Robert Easter Jr. and compatriot Ryan Martin. Both fighters are similar in height and reach. Moreover, they also follow a similar fighting style.
Easter Jr. and Martin both fight in the orthodox stance. They prefer to keep their distance and attack in bursts by closing down the distance using their sharp jabs. Therefore, this is a close fight and will provide 12 rounds of high-quality boxing.
We are going with Robert Easter Jr. for this fight. Despite it being a complete toss-up, we think the 30-year-old, who has the experience of having been a world champion, will win by a decision. However, Martin could easily get the decision victory too, given the controversies surrounding the judges in boxing.
Otto Wallin vs. Dominic Breazeale
Former heavyweight contender, Dominic Breazeale, will make his return to the ring after the devastating loss to Deontay Wilder. The American will take on Otto Wallin, who fought once after his close defeat to Tyson Fury.
Both fighters have been on the fringes of a world title shot, and victory in this fight could do their chances a huge favor. Breazeale is a hard-hitting heavyweight who relies on his knockout power, while Wallin prefers to move and box.
We are going with Otto Wallin to win this by decision. Despite Breazeale having a better knockout ratio, Wallin is left-handed. Southpaws often cause a lot of problems for their orthodox opponents. Moreover, his movement will make it very difficult for Breazeale to hit him.
Therefore, we think the Swede will outbox the American and get the decision. However, it could be a completely different scenario if Breazeale can land one big punch.
What do you make of the undercard fights? Who do you think will come out in these 50/50 battles. Do you think they will outshine the Adrien Broner and Jovanie Santiago fight?