Pacquiao Retains WBA Title Against Broner in Unanimous Decision
Report: Damon Gonzalez
Photo credits: @showtimeboxing
WBA welterweight champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs) continues to make boxing history at 40 years of age by scoring a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over Adrien “The Problem” Broner (33-4-1, 24 KOs) on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The 40-year-old Pacman took the fight to Broner, doubling Broner’s punch output. Scores were 117-111, 116-112, 116-112.
“I feel so happy because I did my best in the fight and in training. Thank God for this victory. “I’m so happy because God gave me this good health. At the age of 40 I can still give my best. Although I wanted to be aggressive more, my camp told me don’t be careless and to counter him and wait for opportunities. “I proved in my last fight against Matthysse and now I proved it again. The Manny Pacquiao journey will still continue. “I wanted to push more but my trainer said don’t be careless. Wait for him, counter, and that’s what I did. “Tell him (Floyd Mayweather) to come back to the ring and we will fight. I’m willing to fight again Floyd Mayweather if he’s willing to come back to boxing. “I don’t have becoming president in my mind right now. I’m happy serving people as a senator. I’m so happy that my fans and the Filipino people who came here live and watched my fight.”