Adrien Broner had epiphany in jail, now he’s boxing Manny Pacquiao

Ringside 03/01/2019

📸 Robby Illanes

Adrien Broner reveals that he was sitting in a jail cell awaiting trial when he decided that, if released, he would dedicate his life to boxing.

Watch this exclusive clip from the three-part series ALL ACCESS: PACQUIAO VS. BRONER:

Episode 1 of the Emmy Award-winning series premieres this Friday at 10:30 p.m. p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME.

Broner prepares to challenge eight-division world champion and future first-ballot Hall of Famer Manny Pacquiao on Saturday, January 19, in the biggest fight of Broner’s career.

“What the (expletive) am I gonna do if I get out,” Broner recalled the introspective moment. “I’m going to sell drugs? Nah, I’ll be back in here. I was like, I’m gonna box. I made up my mind that day that if God let me out of here, I’m gonna box.”

“And then a week later I got out and I ran to the gym. And now I’m here fighting Pacquiao. I never thought in a million years I’d be here.”

Episode two of ALL ACCESS: PACQUIAO VS. BRONER will premiere next Friday, January 11 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.

The acclaimed SHOWTIME Sports original series will be accompanied by ALL ACCESS DAILY, a series of daily digital features released throughout fight week on the networks’ social media channels.

New installments of the digital series will be available each day beginning Wednesday, January 16 on the SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel and SHOWTIME Boxing Facebook page.

Pacquiao vs. Broner is promoted by MP Promotions, Mayweather Promotions, TGB Promotions in association with About Billions Promotions. The event is produced and distributed by SHOWTIME PPV® from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.


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 are on sale. 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.