Former four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner (34-4-1, 24 KOs) ended his two-year hiatus from boxing with a twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Jovanie Santiago (14-1-1, 10 KOs) in a welterweight bout on Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Santiago pressed the action and outlanded Broner for much of the fight. Referee Arthur Mercante Jr. deducted a point from Santiago for a punch after the bell in round four.
Santiago seriously outperformed Broner on punch output. He connected on 207 of 697 punches, more than doubling Broner’s 98 connects on 338 punches. Judges, however, preferred Broner’s work over Santiago’s volume and body punching. Scores were 115-112, 116-111, 117-110 for Broner.
IBF #14, WBA #15 heavyweight Otto Wallin (22-1, 14 KOs) outworked former world title challenger Dominic Breazeale (20-3, 18 KOs) to take a twelve round unanimous decision. Scores were 116-112, 117-111, 118-110.
Former IBF lightweight champion Robert Easter Jr. (23-1-1, 14 KOs) scored an uneventful twelve round unanimous decision over Ryan Martin (24-2, 14 KOs) in a super lightweight bout. Scores were 117-111, 118-110, 118-110.