Pacquiao is set to face Broner in Las Vegas on January 19, but there are now no definitive plans for Mayweather to fight again following his one-round finish of Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in their exhibition bout at Rizin 14. I got Pacquiao. It's hard to bid against Pacquiao even though he's like 77 years old. Ross also brought out Broner to perform while walking him to the ring ahead of his fight vs Carlos Molina back in May 2014.
However, the 40-year-old has clearly seen better days and just four of his 69 bouts have come since a crushing loss to Floyd Mayweather in May 2015.
"I'm sure that Broner is focused on this fight". "And, you know, I'm focused on getting this victory and I'm gonna go to the drawing board with my team - Stephen Espinoza and Al Haymon - and we gonna make bigger moves". If Adrien Broner wants to put respect on his name, he's going to do it by defeating Manny Pacquiao.
In this exclusive clip from the three-part series ALL ACCESS: PACQUIAO VS. BRONER, Adrien Broner likens his work ethic to music entrepreneur Rick Ross and shares his motivation for the upcoming WBA welterweight world championship showdown against boxing legend Manny Pacquiao.
For the time being though Pacquiao insists he is not looking past Broner. Hes got us on his back, says Ross.
Pacquiao's signing with Premier Boxing Champions opened up the fighting politician to a brand new stable of possible opponents he'd been unable to fight under the Top Rank banner. "He came to camp with a look on his face like this is the one he's got to have".
Broner looked set for big things when improving his record to 27-0 by beating Paul Malignaggi on points to claim this title, having previously been a world champion at two lighter weights. Broner dethroned DeMarco and earned a vacant WBA crown against Allakhverdiev, his fourth in as many divisions. After this victory, I will be taking over the sport of boxing.
For his knockout win over Lucas Matthysse, Pacquiao said he only trained once the week of the actual fight, slowing down so that he had more strength on fight night.
"Well if God wants me to be, then why not?" he said when asked whether he would like the position. "The sky is the limit for me, but in boxing you have to take it one fight at a time. But Pacquiao just turned 40 years old [last month, ] so a lot depends on how much of his legs Pacquiao has left". I think I have all the tools to beat him.
It isn't to say Pacquiao wants to slow down as the fight approaches, but Buboy Fernandez had Pacquiao did less the week of the Matthysse fight, and you can't argue with the results.