The big-time 2019 fight season is kicking off with an intriguing matchup when Filipino fighter Manny Pacquiao takes on American Adrien Broner in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday, January 19th. It should be an intense 147-pound bout and here’s the tale of the tape of the two fighters.
First off is Pacquiao, he just turned the age of 40 on December, 17th 2018 and stands at 5’5” tall. He has an overall fighting record of 60-7-2 with 39 KO’s and has fought in 17 different weight classes, holding titles in a record eight of them. The last time he fought was during the summer of 2018 when he claimed the WBA (Regular) Welterweight title with a TKO win in the seventh round over Argentinian Lucas Matthysse. It was the first time in just under nine years where Pacquiao was able to secure a victory by a fight stoppage rather than a decision, something that he expressed that he also wants to do against Broner with a knock-out.
Even though Pacquiao is confident that he defeat Broner, the 29-year-old challenger is not ready to go down quite that easy. In fact, he’s also looking to make quick work of his competitor and has a solid overall fighting record of 33-3-1 with 29 KO’s. Also like Pacquiao, he was a multi weight class world title holder, claiming titles in four different ones including the junior lightweight title, the lightweight title, the welterweight title, and the light welterweight title. Unlike the Filipino though, Broner has had a tremendously long lay-off from fighting given that the last time he took on an opponent was in July of 2017. On that date, he faced off against fellow American Mikey Garcia in a 12 round fight for the WBC Diamond light welterweight title. Although he went the distance with Garcia, Broner lost by unanimous decision.
The fight is set to take place at the famous MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and the approximate start time is at 9 pm ET. Ticket prices range from as little as $100 to as much as $1500 for the general public. The network handling the pay-per-view broadcasting is Showtime and although no concrete price has been announced yet of the cost to purchase it, indications are that it will be less than $100. To get in on the action without buying tickets or shelling out money for the PPV broadcast, just watch it via a Pacquiao vs Broner live stream. It’s a convenient, and cost effective way, to enjoy the fight.