By way of enjoyable fashion matchups, Manny Pacquiao taking up Adrien Broner on Showtime PPV on Saturday night time in Las Vegas is about nearly as good because it will get. What occurs if you combine an growing older legend who simply turned 40 towards a perpetually underachieving expertise who stays on the peak of his bodily prime? On this case, it might imply fireworks contemplating the enticing conflict in types at welterweight between the counter-punching Broner (33-3-1, 24 KOs) and the aggressive Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs).
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Add within the significance of the battle towards every of their respective careers and the potential prize that may await the winner (Floyd Mayweather?) and this crossroads duel from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas (Showtime PPV, 9 p.m. ET) has change into nothing wanting should watch.
From the standpoint of star energy, this can be a battle that jumps off the web page. However the potential for motion and drama is simply as attention-grabbing when contemplating Pacquiao’s current resurgence when he ended a nine-year streak with no knockout by stopping Lucas Matthysse final July for a secondary WBA welterweight title and the nine-lives nature of Broner’s feast-or-famine expertise. Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs) will probably be making his first protection of that WBA “common” welterweight championship since he captured it from Lucas Matthysse through TKO within the seventh spherical in July 2018. The 40-year-old, eight-division champion continues to indicate us all that he can nonetheless get it finished within the ring, and a profitable protection — particularly a convincing one — of that welterweight title on Saturday night time might even put him in line for that rumored rematch with Floyd Mayweather (whether or not followers need to see it or not) someplace down the road.