Manny Pacquiao eyes Floyd Mayweather rematch after dominating Adrien Broner

Tanya Cunningham
January 20, 2019

Manny Pacquiao is aiming to offer fresh evidence that life begins at 40 when the Filipino boxing great takes on American Adrien Broner today (tomorrow morning, Singapore time).

In his first fight on US soil since 2016, and his first fight as a 40-year-old, Manny Pacquiao cruised to a unanimous decision victory over Adrien Broner at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to retain his secondary WBA welterweight title.

The controversial Broner (33-3-1, 24 KOs) will attempt to earn his first victory since January 2017 when he lost can somehow upset Pacquiao by unanimous decision to Mikey Garcia.

Whether Pacquiao's dominating win over Adrien Broner gets him a rematch with Floyd Mayweather, though, is a question that will have to be answered another night.

Pacquiao admitted that he wanted to score an abbreviated win but was cautioned by his trainers to exercise caution.

Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs) will be returning to fight in the United States for the first time in more than two years.


In the seventh round, Pacquiao pushed Broner back to the ropes and delivered an onslaught of punches that left Broner holding on for survival.

"Broner doesn't hit back with more than one punch", Fortune said of the challenger's capability to respond to quick-punching opponents.

'I am so happy because God gave me good health and at the age of 40 I can still give my best. "I proved it in my last fight against (Lucas Matthysse) and now proved it again".

"I'm so happy", said Pacquiao. Broner threw only 295 punches and landed just 50. Sherdog.com saw it 118-110 for Pacquiao, who indicated that he wants to fight Floy Mayweather Jr. next or the victor of the upcoming Mikey Garcia-Errol Spence Jr. bout. Broner never landed more than seven punches in any round.

Showtime announcer Jim Gray tried to get Mayweather to climb in the ring after the fight and discuss a possible bout with Pacquiao, but Mayweather demurred.

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