Manny Pacquiao vs Adrien Broner Free Bets and Betting Offers, Saturday 19th January, MGM Grand Las Vegas (~5am Sunday UK)
You’d be forgiven for thinking that Manny Pacquiao had hung up his gloves, especially as he’s currently fulfilling his role as Senator of the Philippines. Yet the 40-year-old obviously feels as though he’s still got plenty of battle left, given that he he’s decided to defend his WBA (Regular) welterweight championship title against Adrien Broner. Not only that, but he also announced recently that he plans to knock Broner out; something he hadn’t achieved before a recent warm-up match since 2009.
Broner, for his part, tends to last the distance when he takes to the ring. There are three losses against his name in his career, but none of them resulted in the match being stopped. With top-bill fights not often occurring in January, it’s interesting to see the two boxers bucking that trend and being willing to go head-to-head because they each have something to prove. In the case of Pacquiao it is that reports of his demise were premature, whilst for Broner it’s about reminding people that he’s still the man to beat in the welterweight division. Pacquiao’s also keen to set up a re-run of his last defeat to Floyd Mayweather; something that a victory here would likely facilitate.
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Latest Pacquiao vs Broner Fight Odds
|Bookie||Pacquiao||Draw||Broner||KO, TKO or DQ (Pacquiao|Broner)||Decision||Visit|
|4/11||18/1||21/10||11/4 | 5/1||Evens | 4/1||
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|1/3||20/1||9/4||12/5 | 13/2||Evens | 9/2||
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|1/3||22/1||12/5||11/4 | 6/1||11/10 | 7/2||
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Odds Updated 11/01/2019
Each of the competitors has a history that is worth taking a look at if you’re hoping to find something in the runes that can point you towards who to bet on.
We’ll try to limit the amount of information that we throw at you, but it’s definitely worth considering what’s come before when trying to work out what might happen next.
Politician, actor, singer, basketball player; Manny Pacquiao’s CV reads like a Hollywood movie script when you look it over. Given that he is the only boxer in the history of the sport to become world champion in 8 different divisions, however, it’s fair to say that that’s the thing that the vast majority of people associate him with. The Boxing Writers Association Of America declared him to be the Fighter of the Decade for the 2000s and ESPN ranked him as the 2nd best pound-for-pound fighter of the previous 25 years in 2016.
It’s not unreasonable to suggest that Adrien Broner will have his work cut out to get anything out of the match then, but might there be something from the Philippine boxer’s history to give him hope? He began life as a light flyweight in 1995, winning on his debut. In fact, he’s fought 69 times to date and won 60 of those bouts, losing just 7 times and having 2 draws in there.
Those 7 losses have been spread out fairly evenly across his career, though he’s lost more often in his last ten matches than the 59 that came before, suggesting that age is finally catching up with him. His wins at this weight came against boxers such as Jessie Vargas, Juan Manuel Márquez and Timothy Bradley, but he’s also lost to both Bradley and Juan Manuel Márquez, plus the much publicised defeat to Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Broner was just 6-years-old when Pacquiao began his boxing career, meaning that experience is definitely on the Filipino’s side. That being said, he’s held the world champion title in 4 different weight classes, so it would be patronising to suggest that he’s a mug in the world of boxing. The Transnational Boxing Rankings Board announced in 2018 that they consider him to be the 4th best boxer in the world as a light welterweight, whilst 6 years earlier The Ring declared him to be the 5th best active boxer on a pound-for-pound basis.
The big question mark over Broner is whether or not the step up to this weight is too tricky for him. He beat Paulie Malignaggi when winning the WBA welterweight title in 2013 but promptly lost it to Marcos Maidana in the same year. He’s also lost to both Shawn Porter and Mikey Garcia at this level, which is what gives many the feeling that Pacquiao will simply have too much experience for him as a welterweight.
What They Are Fighting For
If you know anything at all about boxing then you’ll know that it can be a complex sport, with numerous different governing bodies and competitors holding titles at the same time that others are wanting to fight over them.
That plays out in the case of the Pacquiao versus Broner battle, with the man from the Philippines holding the WBA world welterweight title but with the WBA officially recognising Keith Thurman as the actual champion of the division. That’s because Thurman is the Super Champion and Pacquiao is the Regular champion.
There isn’t the time to explain all of that here, but sufficed to say it’s all because of the complex manner in which boxing’s titles are decided. The important thing to realise, though, is that it is the WBA Regular welterweight title that is up for grabs in this fight.
What Do The Experts Think
Adrien Broner has lost three times in his career to date and each of those losses has come when he’s tried his hand at the welterweight level; it’s little surprise, therefore, that Manny Pacquiao is considered to be a firm favourite for this one.
Equally unsurprising is the fact that both fighters’ camps are bullish about their champion’s chances. Broner was arrested towards the end of December for failing to appear in court earlier in the month, but his coach insisted that there won’t be any distractions as he prepares for the fight.
Jessie Vargas, a boxer who has been in the ring with both men in the past, recently informed ES News that he thinks the fight will go the way of Pacquiao. That was in spite of the fact that he admitted that it was difficult to compare the two boxers in terms of who hits the hardest.
Height: 5 foot 5.5 inches
Reach: 67 inches
Record: 69 Fights – 60 Wins (39 by KO) – 7 Losses
Height: 5 foot 6.5 inches
Reach: 69.5 inches
Record: 38 Fights – 33 Wins (24 by KO) – 4 Losses