Manny Pacquiao vs Adrien Broner fight result: Filipino wins by unanimous decision to retain WBA welterweight title
Manny Pacquiao has effectively protected his WBA welterwight title, beating Adrien Broner by consistent choice in Las Vegas.
Pacquiao, 40, fixed the 61st triumph of an amazing vocation with a prevailing showcase, appearing of his old speed as he outboxed a rival who spent most of the battle on the back foot and was limited to counter-punches.
Two judges favored Pacquiao by a 116-112 score, while the third had it 117-111.
There were no knockdowns, however Pacquiao handled the heavier punches — and bunches of them – landing 77 body hits to Broner’s three over the 12 rounds. He got Broner in the seventh and ninth rounds with huge left hands that sent him in reverse, while the American burned through the greater part of the battle searching for one major counter that never came.
With Floyd Mayweather viewing from ringside, Pacquiao did little to recommend there would be an alternate result if the two chose to meet in the ring afresh.
Pacquiao was beaten by consistent choice when the they battled in 2015, however after quickly hanging up his gloves a year later the Filipino is back in the ring and set on a rematch.
“Tell (Floyd) to return to the ring and afterward we will battle,” said Pacquiao after the battle. “I’m willing to battle him once more, to battle Floyd Mayweather.”
Be that as it may, with the camera focal point push in his face, Mayweather declined to move a muscle when told ‘a straightforward gesture’ to affirm the battle would do.