On January 19, Pacquiao will end his two-year hiatus from a U.S. boxing ring when he returns to Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena to battle Adrien Broner.
The 40-year-old Pacquiao got his first stoppage victory since 2009 when he stopped Lucas Matthysse in seven rounds back in July 2018. Now, the big question is can Pacquiao continue to turn back the clock against Broner? Well, he believes he can.
“My journey in this sport is still continuing. I’ve accomplished everything I’ve wanted to, but I also want to continue to keep my name at the top,” Pacquiao said in Los Angeles on Wednesday. “Even at 40-years-old, I can still show the best of Manny Pacquiao. I’m going to give the fans the speed and power that they’re used to seeing.”
Recently, Pacquiao stated his goal was to stop Broner, which won’t be easy since Broner has never been stopped in his career; however, Pacquiao is training to get that done.
“On January 19 I’m going to do my best. I can’t say a prediction, but I’m going to do the same thing I did for my last fight. My trainers know how hard I’ve worked in this camp for this win.”
Pacquiao looked great against Matthysse, but a lot of people could have looked good against Matthysse on that night, so if Pacquiao is still Pacquiao, he should beat Broner, but if he’s not, we may have seen the last of him at that the top of the sport of boxing.