Tonight, boxing’s only eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs) will battle four-division titlist Adrien Broner (33-3-1, 24 KOs) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The event will be broadcast live on SHOWTIME pay-per-view at 9 pm ET and 6 pm PT.
Pacquaio is defending his WBA welterweight title in his first return to the US in two years. He won the title via a seventh-round technical knockout of Lucas Matthysee in July.
The twenty-nine year old Broner stated, “This win makes me an icon. “It makes me what I always wanted to be, and what everybody always thought I would be. A win here and I’m a legend overnight.”
“I am not making a prediction, but my goal is to knock out Broner,” said Pacquiao (forty years old). “I forgot how much fun winning a fight by knockout was until I stopped Lucas Matthysse last summer to win the WBA welterweight title…It felt great to win that way and the fans loved it too, so why not try for it again?”
Tonight’s card consists of three additional title fights. Badou Jack vs Marcus Browne for the WBC silver light heavyweight title, Nordine Oubaali vs Rau’shee Warren for the WBC bantamweight title, and Jhack Tepora vs Hugo Ruiz for the interim WBA featherweight title.
Boxing Channel’s Marcelino Castillo is onsite for live results.
Bou 1: Viddal Riley beat Michell Spangler by knockout 33 seconds into the first round.
Bout 2: Destiny Butler beat David Payne by unanimous decision. Scorecards: 40-36 (3x)
Bout 3: Desmond Jarmon beat Canton Miller by majority decision in six rounds. Scorecards: 57-57; 59-55; 58-56.
Bout 4: George Kambosos overcame Rey Perez by unanimous decision. Scorecards: 80-72 (3x)
Bout 5: Jonathan Steele beat Jayar Inson by split decision. Scorecards : 77-74 (2x), 78-73.
Bout 6: Hugo Ruiz beats Alberto Guevara by unanimous decision. Scorecards: 100-89; 99-90; 99-90.
Bout 7: The new WBC bantamweight champion from France, Nordine Oubaali, dominated Rau’shee Warren for twelve rounds. Cards: 115-113, 116-112 117-111.
Bout 8: Marcus Browne, the new WBA interim world heavyweight champion and WBC silver champion, won by unanimous decision over Badou Jack. Scorecards : 117-110; 116-111; 119-108.
Bout 9: Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao successfully defended his WBA welterweight title after beating Adrien “The Problem” Broner by unanimous decision at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Scorecards: 117-111; 116-112 (2x)