At the MGM Grand Las Vegas, 40-year-old Manny Pacquiao further cemented his legacy as one of the greatest to ever lace them up by comfortably defeating Adrien Broner to retain his WBA world welterweight title.
Pacquiao the first boxer in history to win world titles in 8 divisions and fighter of the decade for the 2000’s, managed to double the output of his 29-year-old opponent Broner, out-landing Broner round after round.
Other than a few flash two punch combinations from Broner, it was all Pacquiao, who dominated the fight. In the 7th it almost looked as if Pacquiao might get the stoppage victory as he really began to put Broner on the back foot, landing some big flush shots which really tested the chin of ‘The Problem’, who at times looked hurt.
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The judges returned a unanimous decision victory with scorecards of 117-111, 116-112, 116-112, which was slightly generous to Broner, who I only gave one round in the fight. After the fight, Broner was convinced he won the fight and gave a heated post-fight interview.
“Tell him to come back to the ring and we will fight.” 👀
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Pacquiao humble as usual was asked about a rematch with Floyd Mayweather, it doesn’t appear he is ready to hang up the gloves quite yet, one thing is for sure, however, there is no need for a rematch with ‘The Problem’, as Pacquiao well and truly solved that tonight in Las Vegas.