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Sports - October 22, 2018

Pacquiao, Broner planned for January 19

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Manny Pacquiao and Adrien Broner’s fight is reportedly being planned for January 19.

The fight is being planned to take place on Fox PPV at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, according to Dan Rafael.

But, there are many who believed that the fighters are at the down end of their carrier.

Broner’s record could be 29-7 right now if you take away the numerous controversial decisions he’s been involved in during his career. As such, Broner could be seen as a journeyman rather than a top 15 contender.

Pacquiao, 39, recently won the WBA ‘regular’ welterweight title last July in beating Lucas Matthysse by a 7th round knockout, but his win was over a secondary belt holder and not the true champion with the World Boxing Association.

This will be Pacquiao’s first defense of his WBA ‘regular’ 147 lb title. Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs) was interested in fighting a rematch against Floyd Mayweather Jr., but his management are instead putting him in with 29-year-old Broner (33-3-1, 24 KOs), who is currently going through a dry spell in his career in not having won a fight in two years since 2016.

Pacquiao hasn’t fought in the U.S since his 12 round decision win over former Top Rank fighter Jessie Vargas in 2016.

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