Manny Pacquiao will protect his WBA welterweight title against Adrien Broner on Jan. 19, 2019. “He’s one of the top boxers out there,” Pacquiao said of Broner, who attended the news conference in different outfit with torn jeans adorned with spangles, a T-shirt and black jacket. “Adrien Broner is a high-caliber fighter. Pacquiao will be 40 years old when he go in the ring at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas to take on the 29-year-old Broner. It will be Pacquiao’s 70th fight in a career that began in 1995 and has included titles in weight classes from flyweight to welterweight.
Broner may be the most physically gifted fighter Pacquiao has faced other than Mayweather, but the results haven’t shown in the ring. Broner is 33-3-1 and likes to promote himself as a four-division world champion, but he has no wins over another elite fighter in his prime.