By Ryan Burton
Kevin Cunningham, trainer of former four-division champion Adrien Broner, is very pleased with the work his fighter has put in for his January 19th showdown against WBA welterweight champion and future Hall of Famer Manny Pacquiao. The pay-per-view event takes place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and will be distributed by Showtime pay-per-view.
The 29-year-old Broner last fought in April when he battled Jessie Vargas to a draw in a bout fought at a 144 pound catchweight. In recent years Broner, who has held world titles at 130, 135, 140 and 147 pounds, has bounced back and forth between the super lightweight and welterweight divisions.
Cunningham sees Broner's ability to fight in both divisions as a big advantage and a victory over Pacquiao will open many doors for the Ohio native.
"He can fight at either weight. AB can still make 140 comfortably for the right fight and he has the power and explosiveness at welterweight for the right fight. He is in a unique position because he can fight in either division," Cunningham told BoxingScene.com.
The veteran trainer expects an entertaining fight and believes it will be one of the most action packed of the year.
"The fans should definitely come out to Las Vegas for the fight and if they can't make it then buy the pay-per-view because this will be a very exciting fight. This is one of the biggest fights of the year and a great fight to kick off 2019," Cunningham told BoxingScene.com.
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