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Pacquiao's Adviser: If No Mayweather, I'd Like To Get Broner

By Edward Chaykovsky

Michael Koncz, adviser to WBO welterweight world champion Manny Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38KOs), is still very interested in doing a fight with former four division beltholder Adrien Broner (32-2, 24KOs).

A few months ago, Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank had tried his best to secure Broner as the November 5th opponent at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Broner reportedly turned down $4 million and wanted a lot more.

Jessie Vargas would end up taking Broner's place and he was soundly defeated over twelve rounds by the Filipino superstar.

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Arum claims they were only $100,000 apart on the financial terms, but then Broner made an unexpected counter-demand - of 50% more than the amount being discussed.

"Broner's out of his freaking mind. We offered the fight to Broner. I was dealing with [Broner's adviser] Al Haymon. Al wanted to make the fight. We offered him a really good purse. We were maybe 100,000 apart. And Broner then asked for 50% more than the purse we were talking about - which made it outlandish. Broner, there's something mentally wrong with him," Arum said.

Broner is scheduled to fight on February 11th against the Adrian Granados in a Showtime televised fight.

The first order of business for Koncz, and Pacquiao, is to secure a rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr. (49-0, 26KOs). Mayweather, who retired from boxing last September, sat ringside for Pacquiao's win over Vargas - creating widespread speculation that a rematch was being pursued for next year.

If they are unable to lure Mayweather out of retirement, then Koncz views Broner as a very good secondary option. 

“Hopefully Floyd thinks it (Pacquiao’s win over Jessie Vargas in Las Vegas) was good enough and if the fans want it, then we’ll do hopefully a rematch,” said Koncz to Tempo.ph.

“If not, then we have to wait and see. I would still like to do Broner because I think that’s a fight that would sell. Other than that, we don’t have any immediate plans.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by WhatDisButtonDo on 07-29-2017

Man....Pacquiao would destroy Broner. Imagine the punching power plus un ending stamina against Broner. They'd throw in the towel.

Comment by tdubb on 07-29-2017

PAC vs. Broner lets go!

Comment by DannYankee on 11-15-2016

That's some solid advise there partner and after that he should fight salsa.

Comment by PAC-BOY on 11-15-2016

[QUOTE=ironlungs;17197855]Pac /crawford easily outdoes pac/vargas. Its the fight EVERYONE is talking about. His handlers (bob arum) wants the fight because: A: both top rank fighters more inhouse money. B: [B]arum thinks crawford is the next star[/B] and believes he can…

Comment by SERVILEV on 11-15-2016

Yea good thinking ! Slate a fight nobody wants to see. Much less pay for. That trash better be free!

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