Eight-weight world champion Manny Pacquiao proved age is just a number with a superb victory over Adrien Broner in Las Vegas.
The 40 year-old was in awesome form as he bamboozled Broner at times.
Wobbling Broner in the seventh and ninth, Pacquiao’s punch volume was relentless all night.
Broner was guilty of being shot-shy for the majority of the content. Only occasionally getting through with a counter right hand.
Pacquiao controlled the tempo and pretty much did what he wanted in there for the duration.
The result was never in doubt as the ‘Pacman’ took the decision 117-111, 116-112 twice on the cards.
Speaking to Showtime’s Jim Gray after the bout, Pacquiao revealed his desire for a Floyd Mayweather rematch.
“I would like to fight Floyd Mayweather if he can come back to boxing,” said Pacquiao.
Gray then asked Mayweather, who stayed out of the ring, for his response. The former pound for pound king refused to acknowledge the call out.
A head clash in the seventh round turned a dominant performance by Marcus Browne into a bloody affair as Badou Jack lost for the second time in his career.
Jack, a notoriously slow starter, failed to ignite early on as Browne racked up the points. The tide turned even more when an accidental bump opened up a brutal cut on Jack’s forehead.
Crimson poured from Jack’s brow for the remainder of the fight as the ring, plus referee Tony Week’s shirt were laced with blood.
Scores read 119-108, 117-110 and 116-111 after the final bell.
Nordine Oubaali picked up the vacant WBC bantamweight title with a gutsy performance against a slick Rau’shee Warren.
In a rematch from their amateur days, which Oubaali win by a single point, the pair fought out another close contest.
Warren began the better, but it was the middle round where the fight was won. Oubaali came on strong and managed to see out a decision despite a late comeback.
After the championship distance, Oubaali claimed the green and gold strap 117-111, 116-112 and 115-113 on the scorecards.