Manny Pacquiao favored to defeat Adrien Broner, land Floyd Mayweather
Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao is a short-priced fraction to overcome Adrien Broner on January 19 in Las Vegas.
As always there is a great selection of Paddy Power sign up offers, but the top bookmaker has Pacquiao a 4/11 favorite to prevail.
Broner is 2/1 against as ‘The Problem’ bids to scupper plans for Pacquiao to face Floyd Mayweather again in the spring.
A massive rematch is in the works between Mayweather and Pacquiao, who last fought in 2015.
Pacquiao cited a shoulder injury for a poor performance on the night as Mayweather dominated for a points victory.
Despite the odds being against a Broner win, the American’s trainer Kevin Cunningham remains confident they can turn those predictions on their head.
“I think he’s having even a better camp than the last. He’s added a new strength and conditioning coach and everything is working out perfect and camp is going extremely well and smooth. AB’s looking fast and explosive. I have no complaints,” said Cunningham (📸 Robby Illanes).
“Adrien’s got everything; he’s a real throwback fighter. He’s got speed, he’s got power, he’s got quickness, he’s got footwork. He can punch and he can bang and he can box. He’s got skills and he can be slick if he wants to be. So he’s the total package.
“We have an idea of the way the fight is going to go. We’ve studied tons of Pacquiao footage and he pretty much fights the same every fight. Manny’s a rhythm fighter so it’s all about getting in his rhythm.
“He pretty much does his thing. But outside of that, I’ve never really seen him make too many adjustments. He’s pretty much the same guy.”
Hall of Famer trainer Freddie Roach, who is reunited with Pacquiao, added his input.
“I think experience has made Manny a better fighter. He still trains harder than anyone,” said Roach.
“I like Broner as a fighter. I think he has excellent boxing skills. But Broner has never faced anyone like Manny.
“Broner will be mentally exhausted within four rounds and physically spent within six. It will be impossible for Broner to keep pace with the Manny Pacquiao of this training camp.”
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