A weight-drained-looking Adrien ‘The Problem’ Broner (33-3-1, 24 KOs) made weight on Friday, coming in at 146 pounds for his adjusted weigh-in for his bout against unbeaten replacement opponent Jovanie Santiago (14-0-1, 10 KOs) at the Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Conn.
As depleted as Broner looked today, you can’t rule out an upset win by Santiago on Saturday night. I’m saying it right now, Broner could lose this fight. We’ve already seen that Broner is physically incapable of throwing more than a handful of punches per round.
With Broner looking drained from losing close to 40 lbs of fat during camp, a glorified fat farm, he could be on his way to another defeat. Broner hasn’t won a fight since 2017, and he’d looked completely over-the-hill in his last three fights.
Santiago weighed in at 145 1/4 lbs in what amounts to be his Super Bowl-level fight against the former four-division world champion Broner in the headliner on Showtime at 9:00 p.m/ET.
This is as good as it gets for the 31-year-old Santiago, who may never get another opportunity for the remainder of his career to face a former star in the sport, even a faded one like AB.