It looked like the old Manny Pacquiao at times as the 40-year-old statesman from the Philippines cruised to an easy unanimous decision victory over Adrien “The Problem” Broner Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas. Pacquiao dominated from the opening bell, snapping out stiff jabs and sharp combinations to win on the judges scorecards 116-112, 116-112, and 117-111 in a fight that was not that close.
Broner seemed reluctant to throw his hands all night, eventually connecting on just 80 punches in 12 rounds. Broner’s best round was the fourth when he did his only scoring while counter punching. Broner fell 33-4-1 with the loss and is just 3-3-1 in his last seven fights. Pacquiao improved to 61-7-2 for his Hall of Fame Career.
This was Pacquiao’s first fight on American soil since 2016 and his sharp performance created some buzz about a future rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr. who watched at ringside. After the fight, Pacquiao quipped that he would be all for a rematch. Mayweather, who spoke to Pacquiao in his dressing room before the fight, left without comment.
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