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Pacquiao Wants To End Adrien Broner in Seven Rounds or Less

WBA "regular" welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao is hoping to keep his knockout streak going.

As previously reported on BoxingScene.com Pacquiao is ready to get back in the ring in the United States for the first time since 2016 — against four division world champion Adrien Broner.

Pacquiao announced Thursday at a news conference in Manila that he wants to defend his secondary welterweight world title in January. The fight against Broner, which Pacquiao indicated is “90 percent” done, and he expects it to be held in Las Vegas on either Jan. 12 or Jan. 19.

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Broner, 29, a Cincinnati fighter who has compiled a 33-3-1 record with 24 KOs and world titles in four weight classes, lost a decision to Mikey Garcia in July 2017, then fought to a draw with Vargas in April.

“It is almost final but it is not yet there,” Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs) said at a charity function about the Broner deal.

Set to turn 40 in December, he wants Broner to be his next knockout victim.

Pacquiao, back in July, stopped Lucas Matthysse in seven rounds - which was Pacquiao's first knockout win since November of 2009.

He wants to secure the same result or better against Broner.

“If I can finish it earlier than seven rounds, why not,” said Pacquiao, who is the only boxer in history to win world titles in eight weight classes.

By defeating Broner, the fight possibly could set up a rematch with Floyd Mayweather next spring. About two weeks ago, Pacquiao signed with Premier Boxing Champions founder Al Haymon to become his adviser. Haymon’s fighters include Broner plus world champions Errol Spence Jr., Shawn Porter and Keith Thurman.

Pacquiao lost a decision to Mayweather in their welterweight title unification bout in 2015. The two talked in September regarding a rematch.

The most recent fight for Pacquiao in the United States was in Las Vegas in November 2016, when he won by a decision against Jessie Vargas to earn the WBO welterweight world title.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MONGOOSE66 on 10-24-2018

[QUOTE=pasawayako;19218468]pac already beat floyd with one healthy arm but floyd was given a gift win by vegas judges. In the rematch pac will not allowed floyd to use a single drop of IV and will have a 2 healthy arm…

Comment by RGJTMMRDCMJRJSM on 10-24-2018

I've been hearing some people say that Broner will upset Pacquiao the same way as the Bradley upset. Let me put it this way tho: [B]Broner is leagues below Bradley.[/B] Broner's best win was against DeMarco. Meanwhile... Bradley gave Lamont…

Comment by P4Pdunny on 10-24-2018

[QUOTE=REDEEMER;19218444]It leads to a good fight and build up for the fans which im assuming is us ,I say assuming with a pinch of salt on here.[/QUOTE] Broner is going to be gun shy and then put in half an…

Comment by pasawayako on 10-23-2018

[QUOTE=MONGOOSE66;19209660]Mayweather is going to whip him EASIER. HE has his number. Garcia or Loma are winnable fights.[/QUOTE] pac already beat floyd with one healthy arm but floyd was given a gift win by vegas judges. In the rematch pac will…

Comment by REDEEMER on 10-23-2018

[QUOTE=P4Pdunny;19214883]I'm not complaining, it doesn't lead to nowhere for Pac. Broner won't win this fight.[/QUOTE] It leads to a good fight and build up for the fans which im assuming is us ,I say assuming with a pinch of salt…

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