Quite the contrast: Senator Manny vs Adrien Broner

Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs) must defeat Adrien Broner (33-3-1, 24 KOs, 1 NC) in their Showtime Pay-Per-View bout January 19 in Las Vegas for a Pacquiao-Mayweather rematch to remain viable.

"Manny Pacquiao and Adrien Broner are two of the most gifted athletes in boxing today", said Stephen Espinoza, President, Sports and Event Programming, Showtime Networks Inc.

It was officially confirmed on Monday that the MGM Grand will be the venue when Pacquiao puts his WBA World Welterweight title on the line.

A win over Broner could lead Pacquiao, who recently signed with Al Haymon's Premier Boxing Champions, to a rematch with Floyd Mayweather, a fight they have discussed for next year.

This will be an exciting fight between a young flamboyant challenger and an aging champion who wants to prove he still has what it takes to hang with the very best in the welterweight division.

"I have missed fighting in Las Vegas, it has been a second home to me", Pacquiao said. I said that, because in that situation he (was) trying to bully me or whatever.

Asked by newsmen how he feels fighting again in the USA the champ retorted: " Siyempre excited akong lumaban uli sa United States, I am looking forward to my return here. "It is 147 for this fight". F*ck the money. I know when I win this fight, there's more money to come, and y'all [gave me] a chance to make a hundred million. It was Pacquiao's first knockout since 2009 and earned him the WBA welterweight title that was stripped from an injured Keith Thurman.

However, the trainers of the two fighters were never drawn into the fanfare.

His government role will be placed aside, Pacquiao claims, while he prepares for Broner.

"“About Floyd, if he comes out of his retirement, lets see and well see after this fight but we can not underestimate Adrian Broner", said Pacquiao in the presser.

"Y'all got me f--ed up if you think I'm going to lose to Manny Pacquiao", Broner said.

Unable to control his laughter when listening to Broners antics on stage, Pacquiao turned away from the American during their first face-off and when Broner made his remarks on stage.

Soon, though, Broner was back to being Broner, the boastful, say-anything-character who likes talking trash as much as throwing leather.

Broner did not certainly follow the footsteps of his undefeated “big bro” but he presents a similar fighting style like Mayweather Jr.

This will, actually, be the first time that the Filipino three-time "Fighter of the Year" honoree of the Boxing Writers Association of America is seeing action in U.S. soil since regaining the World Boxing Organization version of the 147-pound belt by beating via a unanimous decision Jessie Vargas in 2016.

'The things he's done in this game are unbelievable. "We know he can go to sleep, and I got the power to do it". "I got the whole 'hood with me like he has the whole Philippines with him". A loss to Mikey Garcia and a majority draw against Vargas in April were Broner's last two results.

Which means recent results indicate neither he nor Pacquiao is in his prime or close to it.


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