Adrien Broner’s New Opponent For February 20 Revealed
Adrien Broner has a new opponent lined up for his 2021 return.
Broner was initially expected to collide with Pedro Campa on February 13. Campa ended up being forced off the card due to coming in contact with a member of his team who tested positive for COVID-19. Soon after that news broke, it was revealed that the date for Broner’s return was moved to February 20.
While Michel Rivera was reportedly the frontrunner to replace Campa, it appears PBC has gone in a different direction. BoxingScene.com reports that Broner will be throwing leather with the undefeated Jovanie Santiago from Puerto Rico.
Santiago last competed back in December. He knocked out the previously unbeaten Juan Zegarra. Santiago has only fought in Puerto Rico and Santa Domingo. This will be his first pro bout in contiguous United States.
Broner hasn’t been in a boxing match since January 2019. He suffered a unanimous decision loss to Manny Pacquiao. The bout was contested for the WBA (Regular) Welterweight Title.
In his last three outings, Broner has gone 0-2-1. “The Problem” hasn’t emerged victorious since February 2017. His last win came by way of split decision against Adrian Granados.