Manny Pacquiao and Adrien Broner are set to do battle on January 19th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The boxing world expects Pacquiao to take home the win and the odds are also in his favor. A win for Pacquiao would put him a step closer to a rematch with Floyd Mayweather which would be an incredible payday for both boxers. But, Pacquiao has to get through Broner first which is not an easy task. Broner has been putting in the training hours to take on Pacquiao and there are a lot of people in the boxing world that believe he could pull off the upset.
“Adrien is very confident that he’s gonna shut everybody up, and he’s putting in that work for a career-defining win over a future Hall of Famer in Manny Pacquiao on January 19,” said Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions.
“Adrien’s a super-talented fighter who is still is in his prime. He has a great opportunity to beat Manny Pacquiao, and it would not surprise me one bit if he does. I give him a great chance to do it, and Adrien believes he’s gonna put it all together and get it done.”
Broner will be looking to upset Pacquiao and show the boxing world that he has what it takes to be one of the best in the world. Broner is looking to prove all of his doubters wrong and take home the biggest win of his career. Most experts believe that it is Pacquiao’s fight to lose but anything can happen the night of the fight. Pacquiao and Broner will also be fighting for the WBA 147-pound title.
“From Danny, to Keith, to Shawn, to Spence, you have a welterweight division that’s the hottest in all of boxing, right now. All of those guys are fighting for the No. 1 spot. Adrien’s fighting for Manny’s 147-pound WBA title, and styles make fights,” said Ellerbe.
“I know Adrien has the style to beat Manny Pacquiao and win his belt. Adrien’s been working really hard, plus, he’s had a tremendous amount of support from people, including myself. He just has to have a great camp and stay on his grind. If he gets beyond Manny, Adrien has a lot of options and opportunities that are limitless.”
Ellerbe is incredibly confident in Broner and believes that he will be able to shock the boxing world and take down Pacquiao. The betting odds are still in Pacquiao’s favor but Pacquiao is much older than Broner. It will be interesting to see if age plays a factor in the fight at all. Broner’s fighting style certainly matches up well against Pacquiao which could be a big reason that Broner is able to take home the win. Pacquiao’s speed and fitness could be the difference between the two boxers as Broner has not always been in the best of shape. One thing is for sure, fans from all over the world will be tuning in to watch the incredible matchup of these two proud fighters.