The fight against Broner, which Pacquiao indicated is "90 percent" done, and he expects it to be held in Las Vegas on either January 12 or January 19. 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.
Manny Pacquiao with the executives of ISPS Handa during a press conference at Makati Shangri-La. Pacman stated that the deal is not done yet, but he's 90% sure the bout will happen.
Having rediscovered his knockout power, Manny Pacquiao intends to pursue an early stoppage over Adrien Broner early next year. About two weeks ago, Pacquiao signed with Premier Boxing Champions founder Al Haymon to become his adviser.
"The return to the USA is just one of the routes Pacquiao has to take to sell the rematch with Mayweather".
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. "After that, we'll know...we'll discuss it after Broner".
Pacquiao, lost his World Boxing Organization welterweight title to unfancied Australian Jeff Horn in Brisbane a year ago. "It will take place January 12 or 19, but I want it to take place on 12 kasi back to work na ko ng 19", said Pacquiao, who's also focused on his work as Philippine senator.
Broner (33-3-1, 24 KOs), 29, of Cincinnati, who has won world titles in four weight classes, is 0-1-1 in his past two fights, having lost a clear decision to Mikey Garcia in July 2017 followed by a draw with Vargas in April.