In his first fight as a 40-year-old, Manny Pacquiao looked much like the Pacquiao of old and not an old Pacquiao as he controlled range with his jab (30.9 attempts per round and a 30-11 lead in connects) and scored far more heavily to the body than had been the case in his last five bouts (47 of 112 total connects, which translates to 42% of his total connects, more than twice the percentage than was the case in his last five fights, 20%).
Pacquiao also maintained a strong pace throughout (47.3 punches per round) while Broner could not pull the trigger from start to finish as he averaged 24.6 punches per round.
Pacquiao's pre-fight pledge to attack Broner's body proved true, as 47 of his 112 landed punches (42%) were body shots after landing just 20% in his previous 5 fights.
Adrien Broner was limited to single-digit total connects in every round (eight in round four was his best) while Pacquiao exceeded double-digits five times (with 19 in round seven being his best). Scoring: 116-112 (twice), 117-111 Pacquiao.