Since overcoming his legal troubles and no finalization on a rematch with Floyd Mayweather. Manny Pacquiao is set to return to the United States to take on Adrien Broner in January. Coming off a draw to Jessie Vargas and a loss to Mikey Garcia, Adrien Broner is looking for a win against a big name opponent to re-enter the title picture.
Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao is already a future hall of famer being named Fighter of the Decade in the 2000s and the only fighter to win major World titles in 8 weight classes. Pacquiao has defeated 20 World champions including Oscar De La Hoya, Shane Mosley and Miguel Cotto. He is remembered for his rivalry with Juan Manuel Marquez and the super fight with Floyd Mayweather.
Adrien “The Problem” Broner once Floyd Maywether Jr’s protege is a former World champion in 4 weight classes. In 2012 Broner was the star of the lightweight division and ranked at number 5 on the pound for pound list by The Ring magazine. Broner’s most notable win came in his 2013 welterweight debut defeating Pauly Malignaggi for the WBA World welterweight championship followed by his biggest loss in an upset to Marcos Maidana.
Tail of the Tape
Manny Pacquiao, 39 years old standing at 5’5 weighing 146lbs with a 67″ reach. Record of 60 wins 7 losses 2 draws with 39 wins coming by knockout.
Adrien Broner, 29 years old standing at 5’6 weighing 144lbs with a 69″ reach. Record of 33 wins 3 losses 1 draw with 24 wins coming by way of knockout.
How the fight breaks down
Manny Pacquiao is faster and more experienced. Adrien Broner is younger and better defensively.
Manny is more active. Broner is a slow starter.
Manny throws more punches. Broner lands more efficient punches.
How they will win
Pacquiao will out point Broner using his speed throwing more punches from multiple angles. Broner will start slow and get Pacquiao’s timing then begin to counter looking for a knockout.
A knockout win favors Broner
A decision win favors Pacquiao
Winner 65>35% Pacquiao
This will be an entertaining fight because of the contrasting styles. Both have something to prove. Broner wants another championship and Pacquiao wants a rematch with Mayweather.
What are your thoughts?