Adrien broner revealed that he lost 35 pounds heading into his match against Jovanie santiago this Saturday, which will mark his return to boxing after just over two years of absence.
“It’s been 12 or 13 weeks (of camp)”, Broner revealed to BoxingScene.com. “I have been for a long time. Another reason I did camp for a long time is that I had to lose a lot of weight. I’m in good shape and I’ll be ready for the fight.
During the past weeks, the photos that he has uploaded in networks have left doubts as to whether this return is promising. However, the own Adrien Broner said the loss of more than 30 pounds was caused by several oversights in his form and health over the past two years.
“I had to lose about 35 pounds (about 15 kilos). It was quite big ”, he pointed out. “Two years without going to the gym, without training, running or doing absolutely nothing, has its repercussions. I was partying, drinking and eating a lot. The consequences were obvious “
Broner fought for the last time in January 2019 when he fell with Manny pacquiao by unanimous decision in Las Vegas. After that fight, he did not return to training in a disciplined way until November 2020, when he began his 13-week camp.
The fight against the Filipino was agreed at welterweight and neither of them had problems to overcome the scale. Pacman scored 146 and the American 146.5. And led to Broner to the eye of the hurricane after ensuring that he felt nothing of the Filipino’s blows.
Focused on his return, The Problem He acknowledged that he now hopes to be more successful in the junior welterweight division, where he will have to drop another six pounds from the last time he was in better shape.
“I want to show everyone that Broner he’s still here and he’s one of the best in the world when he puts on a pair of gloves, “he said. “I can’t wait to put on a great Show again on February 20.”
To break the drought of triumph
Adrian broner has not won a fight since his controversial split decision win against Adrian Granados in February 2017 and he hopes to hold at least three fights in 2021. Experts give him a 9-1 favorite against Puerto Rican Santiago, who still remains undefeated, far from the first level.
Santiago, 31, has a record of 14 wins and 1 draw, 10 of them by KO. His last dispute was against the Peruvian Juan Zegarra in the Dominican Republic. However, the combat before Broner It will be his first challenge in the elite of boxing.