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Pacquiao says he's '90 percent' sure will face Broner in January

21 October, 2018, 17:26 | Author: Heidi Alvarez
  • Article Image Manny Pacquiao Announces He'll Be Fighting Adrien Broner in January

Pacquiao made the announcement during a charity event to introduce him as the new ambassador for International Sports Promotion Society Handa at Makati Shangri-La.

"Not yet. I still have a fight in January", said Pacquiao (60-7-2 record with 39 knockouts).

"Floyd is fighting in December 31 and after that and my fight, we'll see what happens", said Pacquiao, who turns 40 on December 27 and will be armed with a 60-7-2 mark with 39 KOs by the time he answers the bell against the Cincinnati-bred and flamboyant Broner, victor of six of his last nine fights and three of his last five. However, a source with knowledge of the deal told ESPN the fight would be January 19, not January 12, though a fight likely wouldn't be formalized until he settled his tax issues with the USA government. About two weeks ago, Pacquiao signed with Premier Boxing Champions founder Al Haymon to become his adviser.

The reports stemmed from a confrontation between Pacquiao and Mayweather that took place in Tokyo.

Mayweather, 41, said in September he would come out of retirement to face Pacquiao later this year in a rematch of their 2015 superfight that earned both men millions. "Basta laban lang tayo".

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His past two fights have been overseas.

Pacquiao, who is also a senator in the Philippines, lost his World Boxing Organisation welterweight title to unfancied Australian Jeff Horn in Brisbane a year ago. Pacquiao told reporters Wednesday night, October 17, referring to his scheduled defense of the World Boxing Association welterweight crown against Broner in January in the United States.

"Partnership, MP Promotion, partner sa trabaho".

Top Rank agreed to pay Pacquiao $1.7 million for the fight's USA rights as well as the right of a first negotiation and last look on the US rights for his next fight.

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. The fight is expected to be staged in Las Vegas.



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