Manny Pacquiao Throttles Adrien Broner, Retains WBA Welterweight Title

Cristina Cross
January 20, 2019

When Showtime's Jim Gray interviewed him in the ring a few minutes after Pacquiao was announced a unanimous-decision victor, Broner oddly argued that he deserved the victory in their 12-round welterweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Pacquiao continued to dictate the tempo of the fight with his jabs and combinations, while Broner tried to find his timing, finding little success with his shots.

Two judges favored Pacquiao by a 116-112 score, while the third had it 117-111.

Pacquiao again struck hard in the ninth round with a follow-up left straight that had Broner backing up. "I'm willing to fight again to Floyd Mayweather if he's willing to come back in boxing".

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The champion had a massive seventh round as he landed a couple of left hands that stunned Broner.

"The Palace is one with the entire Filipino people in celebrating Senator Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao's successful WBA welterweight title defense over American Adrien Broner", said Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo. Although I wanted to be aggressive more, my camp told me don't be careless and to counter him and wait for opportunities.

Pacquiao, whose pro career stretches back 24 years, showed he still has the speed that carried him over his spectacular career. "The Manny Pacquiao journey still continues".

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"I beat him, everybody out there knows I beat him", Broner said.

"I'm so happy", said Pacquiao.

Asked about his age by Showtimes Jim Gray, Pacquiao who is fighting in the 70th bout of his legendary career stated that he feels young despite being 40.

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