Senator Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and Adrien “The Problem” Broner announced their Saturday, January 19 mega-fight during the first leg of a two-city press tour at New York City’s Gotham Hall on Monday.
The welterweight championship showdown will be produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
Boxing’s only eight-division world champion, Pacquiao will end his two-year hiatus from a U.S. boxing ring when he returns to Las Vegas to defend his WBA Welterweight World Title against former four-division world champion and must-see attraction Broner.
Here are what Pacquiao had to say:
“I just want to prove that I’m still in boxing and my journey in boxing is continuing. I want to entertain people and give a good show on January 19,” he said.
“You don’t want to miss the opportunity to see this great and prestigious fight in the ring with Adrien Broner.
“I know my opponent is fast and a top caliber fighter, he’s good and we have to work hard and train hard for this fight so the people will be happy. We will give a good fight for the fans.
“I chose Broner because we can have a good fight and entertain the fans. Adrien is a top caliber fighter and a good boxer. We cannot underestimate him.
“When I met up with Floyd [Mayweather] in Japan, we talked and he said he wants to come out of retirement to challenge me.
“All I know is fighting in the ring and entertaining people. That’s my job. Floyd has come out of retirement and we’ll see after this fight, but we cannot underestimate Broner and this fight.
“We will discuss anything with Floyd Mayweather after that,” added Pacquiao.
Promoted by MP Promotions, Mayweather Promotions and TGB Promotions in association with About Billions Promotions.
Tickets to the Pacquiao vs. Broner welterweight world championship event will go on sale on Saturday, November 24.
Tickets are priced at $1,500, $1,000, $750, $500, $300, $200, $100, not including applicable service charges.
They can be purchased online through AXS.com, charge by phone at 866-740-7711 or in person at any MGM Resorts International box office.