Published: Sun, October 21, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Pacquiao takes on Broner

Pacquiao takes on Broner

Mayweather, 41, said last month he would come out of retirement to face Pacquiao later this year in a rematch of their 2015 bout that earned both men millions.

Pacquiao announced on Wednesday that a showdown with Adrien Broner will be coming to Las Vegas on either January 12th or 19th, depending upon scheduling.

"I believe Broner was chosen specifically because he has a style, particularly on the defensive side, that resembles Mayweather's", said veteran fight analyst Ed Tolentino.

Ahead of the fight against big-punching Matthysse, Pacquiao said he considered himself the "underdog", but he rolled back the years in the July bout.

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.

Pacquiao has also hooked up with Haymon's group and his MP Promotions will stage the Broner bout alongside Haymon's.

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His past two fights have been overseas.

Since then, Pacquiao has defied calls to retire and promised to fight again, prompting unclear reports about a range of possible contenders.

"The return to the USA is just one of the routes Pacquiao has to take to sell the rematch with Mayweather". In July 2017, in the fight that kicked off the Top Rank/ESPN partnership, Pacquiao lost the title by controversial decision to Jeff Horn in Horn's hometown of Brisbane, Australia, in his final fight with Top Rank as his promoter.

The supposedly retired former boxing champion Floyd Mayweather isn't ready for the pipe and slippers combo just yet and has been fuelling speculation about the possibility of him lacing up his gloves once - or even twice - more. "If I can finish it earlier than seven rounds, why not", Pacquiao said.

According to Pacquiao, Floyd will have a tune-up first that will take place on New Year's Eve. His last two fights, however, ended in a unanimous decision loss to Mikey Garcia at Barclay's Center, New York in July a year ago and a majority draw with Jessie Vargas at the same venue last April.

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