Many that went to the fight on Saturday, January 19, 2019, involving Adrien Broner (33-4-1, 24 KOs) and Manny Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas must have been wondering if there was any way they could possibly get their money back.
The matchup between the two was anything but competitive.
Pacquiao earned one of the easiest wins of his career tonight as he cruised to a unanimous decision victory. The scorecards were 117-111 and two scores of 116-112 in favor of Pacquiao.
For those that did not see the fight please don’t be fooled by the scorecards. This was in means a close or competitive fight by any stretch of the imagination.
Pacquiao is 40 years of age but you couldn’t tell on a night like tonight. He was much more accurate, busier, elusive and just overall the much better fighter. Broner like always did little to nothing throughout the contest.
The one thing that Broner deserves credit for is having an iron chin. It seemed as though he was visibly hurt several times throughout the match but gutted it out.
Pacquiao looked great tonight. At 40 years old he still seems to somehow possess both speed and power. With that being said however, Broner was so awful tonight that it is hard to give Pacquiao a fair assessment.
Broner had very little success tonight. It seemed as though his game plan was to counter his opponent but he just could never get the timing or range right.
In what was perceived as the biggest fight of his career Broner pulled a complete no show.
Broner was adamant after the fight that he actually won that contest.
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“I beat him,” said Broner to Jim Gray during his post fight press conference. “Everybody out there knows I beat him. I controlled the fight. He was missing, I hit him clean more times. I beat him.”
As Broner went on his rant the crowd booed him as if to say they did not agree with anything he was saying.
For Pacquiao it was a good way for him to start his relationship with Premier Boxing Champions. He should be able to land even more big fights as he has proven that he has plenty left in the tank.
For Broner however, who knows where he will go from here. It’s clear that he doesn’t belong anywhere near a marquee level fight.