Manny Pacquiao showed age is just a number in his 70th professional bout as he produced an impressive onslaught over Adrien Broner to retain his WBA "regular" welterweight title by unanimous decision in Las Vegas.
Pacquiao returns to defend his WBA title in his first fight on USA soil in more than two years against must-see attraction Adrien Broner - live Saturday, January 19 at 9PM ET/6PM PT on SHOWTIME PPV. From that point forward, though, Broner (33-4-1, 24 KOs) rarely engaged and opted to shy away from "Pac Man" until the final bell.
"I proved it in my last fight and I've proved it again; at the age of 40, Manny Paquiao is still here".
Im happy to be back here and Im happy to be fight tomorrow night, expressed Pacquiao who turned 40 years old last month. The American star won comfortably, and Pacquiao would later reveal that he fought with an injured right shoulder.
Pacquiao landed a hard left to the body early in the sixth round that appeared to hurt Broner, who backed up and tried to shake it off. Pacquiao, a southpaw, went downstairs time and again trying to soften up Broner. Judges Tim Cheatham and Glenn Feldman had it 116-112 for Pacquiao, who Dave Moretti had it 117-111.
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The boxing faithful would surely be excited at the prospect of witnessing another showcase event involving two giants of the sport in Pacquiao and Mayweather, which will again be a multi-million dollar contest, similar to the first time. "Although I wanted to be aggressive more, my camp told me, 'Don't be careless, ' and to counter him and wait for opportunities".
Pacquiao, with the MGM crowd firmly behind him, came flying out of the traps behind his jab and straight right and even if over-eagerness saw his biggest shots miss, the eight-weight victor took the first three rounds in a familiar style. "I'm willing to fight again with Floyd Mayweather if he's willing to come back to boxing". Pacquiao later connected with a three-punch combination that forced Broner to the ropes.
"I can not say about the future until Jan 19". He just had no answers for anything Pacquiao threw at him.
"Let me let all you know, I wanna thank the whole hood who came out here". Mayweather defeated Pacquiao in the same ring in 2015 in a bout that generated almost $600 million, and it's not out of the question they'll fight again later this year.