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You can already tell that the fight between eight-division world champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and Adrien “The Problem” Broner will be both interesting and exciting to watch when they first face each other off during their series of press tour last year.
Both boxers have the talent and have the charisma to many boxing fans around the world. Pacquiao, the beloved Filipino boxing icon turned senator will face a controversial Broner, the once touted boxer to follow the footsteps of undefeated Floyd “Money” Mayweather who is now an ex-convict after serving prison for 30 days in 2016.
Broner, known for his saber-rattling antics vowed to knock Pacquiao out come January 19 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada as the latter defends his World Boxing Association (WBA) world welterweight title.
The 40-year old Pacquiao will go up against Broner, 29, who is a four-division world champion. Although there are boxing fans experts out there who downplays the mounting excitement of the upcoming world title bout between the two boxers have looked on the negative side who prefers to look at Broner for his run-ins with the law and Pacquiao’s full support to the Philippines’ strong man Rodrigo Duterte’s relentless drug war that already killed thousands.
Despite both boxers face criticisms, the Pacquiao vs Broner fight pay-per-view and live streaming are selling like hot cakes. Making it more exciting is that Broner, unlike his previous fights did not slack off during his training camp, by shedding off tremendous weight to get in shape while Pacquiao continues to amaze boxing critics by displaying youthful vigor at the age of 40, defying the possibilities that fatherhood already catches on him.
This fight is a must-see for each boxing fan around the world because of Broner’s talent inside the ring. Take out all his shortcomings and you will see a fighter who is a talented, hard-hitting, defensive and unpredictable boxer who is a four-division world champion.
Pacquiao, on the other hand, does not need any introduction, once touted the “Mexicutioner” for defeating many of Mexico’s legendary boxers, Pacquiao indeed found his fitting spot in the hall-of-fame in boxing for being the first out there to win eight world title in eight different weight divisions.
In terms of experience, Pacquiao holds an ace for having a record of 60 victories along with seven defeats, two losses, and 39 knockouts after debuting as a professional boxer in 1995 whereas Broner who has 33 wins, three defeats, one draw with 24 knockouts.
Pacquiao and Broner almost crossed their paths inside the ring in 2016 if not for the negotiations fell through after the latter demanded bigger prize money.
After their press tour that covered New York and Los Angeles, both Pacquiao and Broner did not waste time and kicked off their training early.
Pacquiao trained in General Santos City, in the first half of his training camp and the remaining, he rejoined former trainer Freddie Roach in Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles while Broner had his training camp in Florida.