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Mayweather: I Told Al Haymon To Make Pacquiao vs. Broner

Former five division world champion Floyd Mayweather has revealed that he personally told his manager, Al Haymon, that Adrien Broner was the perfect opponent for Manny Pacquiao's next fight.

Pacquiao, who back in July captured the WBA "regular" welterweight title with a knockout of Lucas Matthysse, has confirmed in several interviews that his next fight will take place in January, against Broner.

Broner, one of the most controversial and outspoken boxers in the sport, fought to a twelve round draw with Jessie Vargas earlier this year. 

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Mayweather also confirmed BoxingScene.com's report from last week, that Pacquiao has signed on with Haymon.

Haymon is also the manager/adviser for Broner - and most of the top welterweights in the division, including world champions Errol Spence, Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter.

Pacquiao has stated in the press that a rematch with Mayweather would likely happen at some point next year - possibly after Broner.

And Mayweather basically states the same, that his rematch with Pacquiao needs some further building. Mayweather won a twelve round decision over Pacquiao in May of 2015, in what was the most financially lucrative event in boxing history.

"What I've been working on is communicating with Al Haymon. Me and Al Haymon have been communicating, we've been talking and trying to come up with the best solution for all the fighters that are under our umbrella," Mayweather told TMZ.

"So, Pacquiao is now under our umbrella - the Mayweather and Haymon umbrella... I like to say that we're one, that me and Al Haymon are one. He's been like a father to me, as far as in the business world. I have two fathers, one who taught me the fight game and one who taught me business on the outside.

"I think the best fight for Pacquiao.... I told Al Haymon that the best fight for Pacquiao is probably the Adrien Broner fight. And then we got Errol Spence. They are talking about Spence or Crawford.

"We are not doing that [rematch] right now. We have to let that fight build and then down the line let that fight happen."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by revelated on 10-22-2018

[QUOTE=The tucker;19214326]Geez lol it’s Manny Pacquiao were talking about his name is already as built up as it’s going to get. [/QUOTE] It was...until he lost UNANIMOUSLY to a school teacher in a foreign country. [QUOTE=The tucker;19214326]Plus manny could possibly…

Comment by Deontay Wilder on 10-22-2018

Broner getting some good sparring in the streets

Comment by Steven Mccowan on 10-22-2018

[QUOTE=j.razor;19214178]What a failed "educated" "opinion" :lol1:[/QUOTE] Go back to your basement. #lomarigoneverforget. When you have an opinion,like you did on rigo, you should just shut up forever lol

Comment by The tucker on 10-22-2018

[QUOTE=revelated;19214199]He's trying to get Manny paid. So much free money he could be getting. - Rematch Jeff 'The Hornet' Horn, $20-30 million, rubber match $30-$50 million - Fight Amir Khan, $30-50 million - Fight Broner at 140, $100-150 million Then…

Comment by Mr. Philadel on 10-22-2018

Floyd is a funny mf...he knows how to fight but he sucks outside the ring...learn to say less!!..why say something like that?!?...money makes mfs strange smh

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