Floyd Mayweather advisor Leonard Ellerbe expects big things from Adrien Broner when the American battles Manny Pacquiao.
‘The Problem’ gets his chance at the Filipino Senator despite a draw in his last fight. Broner is bidding to halt talk of Pacquiao facing Mayweather in a 2019 rematch.
Despite personal problems in the run-up, Ellerbe is confident Broner will put them all behind him in Las Vegas.
“Coming into this fight we all know that there have been rumblings about what Adrien needs to do to win this fight. But what I’ve witnessed firsthand this entire promotion, is that this man has dedicated himself 100 percent. He’s done everything his coaches have asked of him and he’s exceeded those expectations,” said Ellerbe.
“Adrien Broner is ready, focused, and he’s put in the work. He’s put himself in the best situation to be successful on Saturday night. I expect nothing less than a great virtuoso performance. He didn’t cut one corner this training camp. He wants to prove to everyone, that everything people have said about him can be thrown out the window. He’s coming to show the entire world what he’s all about.”
Regarding Pacquiao, Ellerbe seemed to run out of superlatives. (📸 Chris Farina)
“About three and a half years ago I sat here opposite a great legend in Manny Pacquiao. I’ve studied this man for many years and today he’s still one of the best welterweights in the world. He still has tremendous explosiveness and power, but more importantly the experience to beat any welterweight in the world.
“Pacquiao has been doing this for so many years that we forget how truly great this man is. He’s in a very comfortable position right now. He’s super motivated and thats what is going to make this a great fight on Saturday night,” he said.
Pacquiao vs. Broner is headlined by Senator Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao is boxing’s only eight-division world champion.
He is ending his two-year hiatus from a U.S. boxing ring to defend his World Boxing Association Welterweight World Title.
Pacquiao fights against former four-division world champion and must-see attraction Adrien “The Problem” Broner.
The contest happens Saturday, January 19 in the main event of a SHOWTIME PPV® event from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The PPV begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. It will feature two-division world champion Badou Jack. The Mayweather fighter battles unbeaten top-rated contender Marcus Browne. The pair duke it out for the WBA Interim Light Heavyweight Title.
Former world champion Rau’shee Warren taking on France’s Nordine Oubaali for the vacant WBC Bantamweight World Championship.