Manny Pacquiao has handpicked Ohio-raised boxer Adrien Broner
as his next opponent.
Broner, winner of world titles in 4 weight classes, sounds
stoked about rumbling with the Filipino reigning world
“Come get what you looking for,” he wrote in an Instagram post
Broner, 29, is 10 years younger than Pacquiao and was a world
champion in the junior lightweight (World Boxing Organization),
lightweight (World Boxing Council), super lightweight (World
Boxing Association), and welterweight (WBA).
He has a record of 33 wins and 3 losses, and in his last 6
fights, Broner won thrice, lost twice and drew once.
Boxing analyst Ed Tolentino said Broner has in-ring qualities
that resemble Floyd Mayweather Jr., whom Pacquiao is eyeing for
a lucrative rematch.
“In Broner, Pacquiao will get a chance to show the fans if he
has what it takes to solve the defensive puzzle that is
Mayweather. Of course, it is still not the real thing, but
Broner presents the ideal preparation for Mayweather 2,”
Pacquiao has described the status of the fight as “90 percent”
done and it is expected to be held in the US, possibly Las
Vegas, some time January.
“It’s almost final na. It will take place January 12 or 19, but
I want it to take place on 12 kasi back to work na ko ng 19,”
Pacquiao said. “(I’ll start training) next week.”
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