Adrien “The Problem” Broner (33-3-1, 24KOs) looks to turn his career around after hitting several bumps in the road as he faces off against Filipino Superstar and senator Manny ” Pac-Man” Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39KOs) January 19th in the MGM Grand Garden Arena which is to air on Showtime PPV.
Broner, former four-division champion, was once seen as the heir to Mayweather’s throne and for good reason, he is a skillful boxer with power and speed. Lacks in discipline and legal troubles may have been some of the factors which tainted the build up of Broner’s legacy. Broner has been promising a re-dedication to the sport and his social media accounts are portraying a focused and disciplined Broner who looks to build on his legacy and show the boxing world to not count him out just yet. At age 29 he has youth on his side since Pacquiao is 40. The problem with “The Problem” is that Broner tends to be a late starter with a low punch output. Broner likes to sit back and use he defense to block or roll shots, waiting for openings to counter with 1 or 2 punches. Using this tactic he doesn’t usually get hurt but he ends up losing rounds especially against pressure fighters such as Maidana, Porter and Garcia. He needs to increase that punch output and not let Pac-Man set the pace.
Manny Pacquiao is putting his WBA welterweight title on the line. Although Pacquiao is coming into this fight 11 years older he is still a force to be reckoned with. The Filipino superstar can be seen as an overachiever and already has solidified his name in boxing history being the only eight-division world champion in boxing history. Pac-man has faced the best of his era and still seeks to add to his resume. If Broner comes into this fight thinking a low punch output and trying to counter with 1 or 2 shots here and there are gonna get him a “W” then he is truly mistaken. Pacquiao’s style will be a problem for “The Problem”. Manny has an aggressive come forward style, he throws punches in bunches and works angles into his slick footwork out of a southpaw stance. If he keeps that pressure on he can pick apart Broner easy. A knockout victory in Manny’s favor is highly unlikely, Broner has displayed a good chin in the past and good defense but the edge in this fight goes to Pacquiao.
Broner will be bring his “A-Game” to this fight and will look to show that he is still relevant in boxing, Manny Pacquiao will do the same. These fighters will definitely put on a great show in Las Vegas! Tune in to Showtime PPV on January 19th at 9PM ET/ 6PM PT.