By Mark Elezaj
This Saturday night, live from the MGM Grand Las Vegas and available on Showtime PPV for $74.99, eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao returns to the United States for the first time in two years to defend his WBA welterweight title against former four division champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner.
Stephen Espinoza, President of Sports and Event Programming for Showtime Networks Inc. explained why this is a must see for all fight fans.
“Manny Pacquiao and Adrien Broner are undoubtedly two of boxing’s biggest stars and this must-see event will be available nearly everywhere boxing fans consume their content, Pacquiao and Broner are among the most talented and athletically gifted boxers of this era, showcasing power, speed and showmanship. Add in a strong undercard of meaningful fights, and it’s the perfect way for boxing fans to kick off 2019.”
According to ProBoxingOdds.com, Manny Pacquiao is a -303 favorite, meaning you would need to bet $303 to win $100, and Broner is a +246, meaning you would have to bet $100, to win $246.
THE FIGHTING VOICE’S PREDICTIONS:
“I believe PAC will teach him a boxing lesson. He will frustrate Broner and of course Broner will try some stupid tactic on PAC. I believe unanimous decision because Broner has a good chin” -Nick Shkreli
“Pacman with the TKO in the 9th round.” -Geo Kocovic
“Manny in 11” -Frank Elezaj
“Pac man split decision” -Ben Kocovic
“Pacquiao wins by tko in the 9th or decision” -Carmen Kocovic
“I’m thinking Pacman in the sixth by knockout” – Rocky Elezovic
“Pacquiao by unanimous decision. The volume of punches combined with Broner’s inactivity will lead to the decision.” -Melvin Fernandez
“Broner with the 7th round KO, similar to the Marquez stoppage.” -Tommy Luna
“I take nothing away from Broner because I feel he is a good fighter who’s only issue is fighting in spots. With that being said, I feel Manny’s speed, combinations, power and footwork will be too much for him. I see the fight going the distance with Manny winning by unanimous decision, 116-112” – Mark Elezaj
Pacquiao 7 – Broner 1