Pacman: Broner first, Mayweather later

first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “We will fight for sure,” said Pacquiao in Filipino. “Everything will be discussed after the Broner fight.”Mayweather famously announced “May-Pac2” via an Instagram post that went viral saying he will take on Pacquiao this December.But as expected, boxing’s only remaining standard bearers soon realized that the fight of such magnitude sure calls for longer, more deliberate buildup to optimize its revenue.Pacquiao turned back the clock against Matthysse, in a dominant display. The Filipino icon, also a senator, registered the 60th win and his first knockout in a long while.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pacquiao said he will instead face Mayweather possibly on May 5 or Cinco de Mayo, a date that has become a tradition for big-time boxing fights.He said he will train even harder than he did against Lucas Matthysse in July. He knocked the Argentinian out for his first KO win in nine years.“I will try my best if I can finish him (Broner) off early,” said Pacquiao of the dangerous 29-year-old American, who has a colorful life on and off the ring.Pacquiao and Mayweather clashed in 2015  in the biggest fight in all combat sports that grossed a reported $400 million.And while it generated mixed response because the thrill did not match the hype, the sequel has gained ground since they bumped into each other last month in a music festival in Japan.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “It’s 90 percent sure,” said Pacquiao, who added that he’d like the Broner fight on Jan. 12 because he wants to be back in the Senate by the 19th.Las Vegas, site of Pacquiao’s many victories, is the likely venue although the Filipino legend did not confirm it right away.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissPacquiao also confirmed he’s now aligned with boxing promoter Al Haymon, who handles both Mayweather and Broner, and his MP promotions will be copromoting his January fight.Mayweather is reportedly fighting in December against UFC bad boy Khabib Nurmagomedov, who demolished superstar Conor McGregor in a fight that ended in a full-blown brawl recently. Roaring Red Lions LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Before ending his career with a megafight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. (right), Manny Pacquiao will look for a sterling victory against Adrien Broner (left). —AFPBoxing great Manny Pacquiao on Wednesday night formally announced he’s fighting Adrien Broner in January before taking on fellow megastar Floyd Mayweather Jr. once again in May as he tries to put on a fitting finish to his sterling career.Training starts next week for the sitting senator, who confirmed that he will square off with dangerous four-division champ Broner either on Jan. 12 or 19, in a fight that will also serve as a tune-up to a second clash with Mayweather.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img