Pacquiao questions Mayweather exhibition KO, won’t overlook Broner

Manny Pacquiao Adrien Broner

Esther Lin

Manny Pacquiao addressed a rematch with Floyd Mayweather, if only skating over what might be to come.

The Filipino Senator faces Adrien Broner on Saturday night before returning with Mayweather later this year.

In December, Mayweather brushed off his cobwebs in an exhibition fight with Tenshin Nasukawa. The Money Man wasted no time knocking out the Japanese kickboxer in one round of the full contact bout.

Pacquiao asked directly about the warm-up fight and whether they could meet, refusing to overlook Broner.

“About the exhibition of Floyd Mayweather in Japan, it’s my first time to see an exhibition where you knock your opponent out,” questioned Pacquiao.

“Supposedly, an exhibition is to entertain people and nothing serious for three rounds. That’s what I understand about exhibitions.

“Adrien Broner is not a tune-up fight. He’s a former champion. He’s fast, moves fast, and is a good boxer. And that’s why I don’t want to talk about my next fight until we finish this. I finish this business against Adrien Broner on January 19.

“I think it just happened that some promotors and some people are most of the people they wanted me to fight there to see me live in person. So, that’s an opportunity for them to see my fight.

“I still have that killer instinct, and the fire in my eyes is still there. That aggressiveness, the interest in this career is still there 100%. The speed, the power are still there. I’m so thankful to God.

“I’m not saying I’m going to predict for this fight. I will do my best, and I look forward to this the same as the last fight. But no prediction, I will do my best with what we did in training camp.

“Let me take care of this January 19, and then I have to worry about who my opponent is next. I have no problem fighting anybody as long as there’s not a problem about negotiation.

“But my plan is just one at a time,” he added.

ABOUT PACQUIAO VS. BRONER

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 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 is taking on France’s Nordine Oubaali for the vacant WBC Bantamweight World Championship.

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