Adrien Broner(33-4-1, 24 KOs) will make his much-anticipated return on Saturday against Jovanie Santiago(14-0-1, 10 KOs) in a 12-round fight at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn(SHOWTIME 9 p.m. ET).
The fight was initially supposed to be fought at 140 pounds, but the fighters agreed to fight at the welterweight limit of 147 pounds.
On Friday at the weigh-in, Broner came in at 146 pounds, while Santiago was 145 ¼ pounds.
Former heavyweight world title challenger Dominic Breazeale and highly touted contender Otto Wallin will square off in the 12-round co-feature of the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast and former world champion Robert Easter Jr. and contender Ryan Martin who will meet in a 12-round super lightweight bout to open the telecast.
Below are the official weights, judges and referees for Broner-Santiago, Breazeale-Wallin and Easter Jr.-Martin:
Welterweight Bout – 12 Rounds
Adrien Broner – 146 lbs.
Jovanie Santiago – 145 ¼ lbs.
Referee: Arthur Mercante; Judges: Tom Carusone (Conn.), Glenn Feldman (Conn.), Peter Hary (Conn.)
Heavyweight Bout – 12 Rounds
Dominic Breazeale – 261 ¼ lbs.
Otto Wallin – 240 ½ lbs.
Referee: Johnny Callas; Judges: Tony Paolillo (N.Y.), Waleska Roldan (N.Y.), Tom Schreck (N.Y.)
Super Lightweight Bout – 12 Rounds
Robert Easter Jr. – 139 ¾ lbs.
Ryan Martin – 139 ½ lbs.
Referee: Harvey Dock; Judges: Tom Carusone (Conn.), Frank Lombardi (Conn.), John McKaie (N.Y.)
Photo: Amanda Westscott/Showtime