Manny Pacquiao Wants To KO Adrien Broner

5. 1. 2019

Manny Pacquiao and Adrien Broner are going to fight on January 19.

"I am not making a prediction, but my goal is to knock out Broner," said Pacquiao. "I am looking for a knockout against Broner. I have to maximize the opportunity. That's the kind of approach fans are looking to see." The 40-year-old Filipino legend and eight-division world champion will face the 29-year-old four-division titleholder at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. It has the advantage of being boxing's first big event of 2019.

The fight will be viewable exclusively on Showtime Pay-Per-View.

Pacquiao is trying to build on the success he experienced in his last fight. He captured the WBA Welterweight title with a 7th-round TKO victory over Lucas Matthysse. The win was Pacquiao's first by stoppage in almost 9 years.

"I forgot how much fun winning a fight by knockout was until I stopped Lucas Matthysse last summer to win the WBA welterweight title," said Pacquiao. "It felt great to win that way and the fans loved it too, so why not try for it again?"

"I have nothing personal against Adrien Broner," said Pacquiao. "This fight is strictly business. He is fun. He makes me laugh. He knows how to sell himself and to sell a fight."

There is no questioning Broner's ability to market himself. Love him or hate him, Broner and Deontay Wilder are the only fighters currently linked with Showtime who do major television numbers. Broner has done it with only a percentage of the success that Wilder has enjoyed. Unfortunately for Broner, he hasn't always shined under the spotlight.

He's had some issues away from the ring, and he's never looked like a man taking his craft 100 percent serious. Based on rumors he is in phenomenal shape for the fight. More than two weeks before the bout, Broner's abs are reportedly already shredded. That's the physical, which is a good sign, but apparently, the mental fitness is at a fighting level too.

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