Broner: Everybody Knows I Beat Pacquiao; I Controlled Fight!

By Keith Idec

LAS VEGAS – When the final bell sounded late Saturday night, Adrien Broner jumped on the ropes and engaged the crowd.

It was an immediate indication that Broner believes he did enough to beat Manny Pacquiao in a fight Pacquiao obviously won. When Showtime’s Jim Gray interviewed him in the ring a few minutes after Pacquiao was announced a unanimous-decision winner, Broner oddly argued that he deserved the victory in their 12-round welterweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

“If you ask me, I feel like I won the fight,” Broner reiterated during the post-fight press conference. “Hell, yeah, I believe I won the fight.”

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More than hour earlier, Broner was even more demonstrative in expressing to Gray his opinion on the decision.

“I beat him,” Broner told Gray. “Everybody out there knows I beat him. I controlled the fight. He was missing. I hit him clean more times. I beat him.

“Let me let all you know, I wanna thank the whole hood who came out here. You know I beat that boy. They are trying to get that money with Pacquiao and Floyd.”

Cincinnati’s Broner (33-4-1, 24 KOs, 1 NC) claimed that the three judges scored their fight for the 40-year-old Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs) by big margins because the plan is to make what would be a very lucrative rematch against Floyd Mayweather Jr., who once mentored Broner. Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions, said during the post-fight press conference that Mayweather won’t end a third retirement to oppose Pacquiao again.

Judges Tim Cheatham (116-112), Glenn Feldman (116-112) and Dave Moretti (117-111) all scored Pacquiao a decisive victor over Broner. Pacquiao hurt Broner badly during the seventh and ninth rounds, but Broner survived both times and made it to the final bell.

According to CompuBox’s unofficial statistics, Broner landed just 50 overall punches during their 12-round bout.

CompuBox credited Pacquiao for landing 62 more overall punches than Broner (112-of-568 to 50-of-295). Pacquiao landed more power punches (82-of-197 to 39-of-180) and jabs (30-of-371 to 11-of-115), according to CompuBox.

“At the age of 40, I can still give my best,” Pacquiao said. “Although I wanted to be aggressive more, my camp told me, ‘Don’t be careless,’ and to counter him and wait for opportunities.”

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Kuyukut on 01-22-2019

broner is right, he controlled the fight from start to finish but the only issue i have about him controlling the fight is he used his f[COLOR="Black"]uc[/COLOR]king face to do it!

Comment by Brettcappe on 01-22-2019

[QUOTE=Noelanthony;19452936]Lololololol ...... He is really a 14year old fat lesbian and just picked the best profession that she thought she would be respected. Leave her alone![/QUOTE] Lol. I get a kick out of dudes like him!

Comment by daggum on 01-22-2019

[QUOTE=RGJTMMRDCMJRJSM;19449312]Define "Controlled" [img][/img][/QUOTE] what a great check hook broner lands there.

Comment by Noelanthony on 01-22-2019

[QUOTE=Brettcappe;19448536]So you are a boxing historian and Kinesioligist? You are also a long winded, pompous azzhole who seems to know very little about the sport that you so admire. The point of this thread was the somewhat tighter scoring of…

Comment by umop-ap!sdn on 01-22-2019

[QUOTE=Noelanthony;19448255]Lololololol I’ll trade him for Amir Khan even. At least he goes out on his shield. Broner doesn’t let his hands go but feels letting him gums go after the fight will compensate[/QUOTE] Bahaha I bet the Brits would gladly…

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