Boxing: Manny Pacquiao, Adrien Broner on Weight for Welterweight Championship

By Mike Sloan Jan 18, 2019


It’s all systems go in Las Vegas as both Manny Pacquiao and Adrien Broner made the welterweight limit at Friday afternoon’s official weigh-in.

The two will clash in the featured bout of a pay-per-view event inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Pacquiao’s WBA welterweight title will be at stake and both men have vowed to knock the other out in the days leading up to their scrap.

Broner (33-3-1, 24 KOs) hasn’t won since he earned a split decision over Adrian Granados nearly two years ago. He dropped a decision to Mikey Garcia in his next bout and then fought to a draw against Jessie Vargas. The Cincinnati native was the first to step onto the scale and the polarizing and troubled 29-year-old made it look easy. “The Problem” came in at 146.5 pounds, flexed his muscles and was brimming with confidence.

Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs) has been knocking back Father Time for several years and has looked very sharp in his last several bouts. Since losing to Floyd Mayweather almost four years ago, “Pac Man” has gone 3-1. He had dominant decision wins over Timothy Bradley and Vargas and most recently stopped Lucas Matthysse; his lone setback was a controversial decision loss to Jeff Horn in 2017. The iconic Filipino, a world champion in a record eight different weight classes, tipped the scale at 146 pounds even.

The four-bout PPV begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

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