Manny Pacquiao said he’s set to take on Adrien “The Problem” Broner in January 2019. File Reuters
21 October, 2018, 17:27
Skilled Filipino boxer MannyPacquiao will battle with the world champion in 4 divisions Adrien Bronero, informs "the Soviet sports activities".
The announcement was made while Pacquiao was introduced as the latest ambassador of the International Sports Promotion Society at the Makati Shangrila Hotel.
"I think either January 12 or 19", Pacquiao said. Pacquiao told reporters Wednesday night, October 17, referring to his scheduled defense of the World Boxing Association welterweight crown against Broner in January in the United States.
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Their bout was already "90-percent sure" as both camps iron out the contract details to make it happen on January 12 or 19, the Filipino ring icon said.
But since he wants to become marketable enough to get that rematch against Mayweather, it would be wise for Pacquiao to beat Broner in Las Vegas, said Tolentino.
The two former pound-for-pound kings met in the richest fight in boxing history back in 2015, with the American winning via decision. "Basta laban lang tayo".
Pacquiao, lost his World Boxing Organization welterweight title to unfancied Australian Jeff Horn in Brisbane previous year.
"If I can finish it earlier than 7 rounds, why not?"
After a year off, Pacquiao returned this past July and knocked out Lucas Matthysse in the seventh round - Pacquiao's first KO since his 2009 victory over Miguel Cotto to win his first welterweight title - to win a secondary welterweight belt that he will defend against Broner.
The fight with Matthysse was promoted by Pacquiao's MP Promotions, but Top Rank had the right to handle distribution of the American broadcast.
The most recent fight for Pacquiao in the USA was in Las Vegas in November 2016, when he won by a decision against Jessie Vargas to earn a welterweight world title.