Pacquiao: I Proved it Again - The Pacquiao Journey Will Continue

All-time great Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao cruised to a comfortable unanimous decision over Adrien “The Problem” Broner to defend his WBA Welterweight World Championship on SHOWTIME PPV® Saturday night in front of a sold-out MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The scores were 117-111, 116-112 twice.

The global icon and boxing’s only eight-division champion Pacquaio – who was fighting for the first time as a 40-year-old, and the first time in the United State in more than two years – used effective jabs and sustained body work in his 70th professional fight.

The contest was watched by an announced attendance of 13,025 fans, including the retired Floyd Mayweather.

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In his last fight, in July of 2018, where Pacquiao dropped Lucas Matthysse three times to get a seventh round stoppage to put away Matthysse in the seventh round. It was Pacquiao's first stoppage win since November of 2009, when Pacquiao stopped Miguel Cotto.

“I proved in my last fight against [Lucas] Matthysse and now I proved it again: The Manny Pacquiao journey will still continue,” Pacquiao said.

 SHOWTIME Sports official scorer Steve Farhood scored the fight 118-110 in favor of the Filipino Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs), giving Cincinnati’s Broner (33-3-1, 24 KOs) only the fourth and the 10th rounds.

Broner said he thought he did enough to win the fight. “I beat him,” he said. “Everybody out there knows I beat him. I controlled the fight, he was missing. I hit him clean more times. I beat him.”

Pacquiao maintained a strong pace throughout the fight, throwing 47 punches per round compared to Broner, who averaged almost half that output.  Broner was limited to single-digit total connects in every round while Pacquiao exceeded double-digits five times.

“I wanted to push more but my trainer said don’t be careless,” Pacquiao said. “Wait for him, counter, and that’s what I did.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PunchyPotorff on 01-24-2019

Quote: Originally Posted by PunchyPotorff View Post Looked like about the only thing Manny did wrong in the fight was failing to KO Bonehedd. Other than that, he looked great. [QUOTE=Nomadic;19447927]It's hard to KO a punching bag with arms.[/QUOTE] Pretty…

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 01-24-2019

Quote: Originally Posted by PunchyPotorff View Post Looked like about the only thing Manny did wrong in the fight was failing to KO Bonehedd. Other than that, he looked great. [QUOTE=TreJac;19448040]Looked great? Are you serious? Decent win for Manny but…

Comment by ptek on 01-21-2019

[QUOTE=Liondw;19447884]The resurgence of Pacquaio continues. If no Mayweather rematch, make Pacquaio vs Thurman. The Crawford fight will be tough to make and he has a fight in a few months, and Spence and Garcia have their fight. Porter is not…

Comment by Curtis Harper on 01-21-2019

[QUOTE=Bluebird;19450543]You have to realize it’s not Pac, it was Arum matching him with those B level fighters. That’s why he left Arum and now that he’s not with Arum, he will be fighting the best opponents available or just retire…

Comment by Bluebird on 01-21-2019

[QUOTE=Curtis Harper;19450395]While 1x hasn't ko'd a person in a while, hes still too much of a threat. I wouldn't hold it against Pac for not fighting these dangerous guys. I'm used to it by now.[/QUOTE] You have to realize it’s…

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