Manny Pacquiao vs Adrien Broner: A Problem for Broner


I say that with the most sarcasm I can possibly muster. I don’t know how Showtime thought they can make this match a pay per view. Adrien “The Problem” Broner, who was 3-3-1 in his last 7 fights, against 40 year old Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, who has lost 7 fights in his career.

This fight was exactly what I anticipated. Broner did his best Floyd Mayweather impression: bob and weave and occasionally throw a counter punch. Meanwhile Pacquiao was the aggressor, throwing and landing more punches.

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Broner is notorious for being very poor at defending body shots and Pacman was exploiting that weakness all 12 rounds. Pacquiao landed 46 body shits out of 112 total punches.

Pacquiao had his biggest round coming in the 7th, where he landed 19 punches. Broner was on the ropes for the final minute and half of the round.

The most punches landed in any round by Adrien was 8. Over his last 5 fights, his per round average was 15.

Broner was clearly over matched all fight and maybe, MAYBE, won 2 rounds out of the 12.

The real highlights came after the match in the in-ring post-fight interview. Somehow Broner actually thought he won: “I was controlling the fight the whole time” was his actual quote. Interviewer Jim Gray, 60, looked at him like he was crazy, as did I in my living room. The exchange of the night came at the end of the interview...

“You are 3-3-1 in your last 7 fights, what are going to do now”.

“I would be 7-0 if I fought you”.

“That’s not an accomplishment”.

Put him in a goddamn body bag Jim. Anyways, Manny clearly won this fight and looked like the Manny of old. Next for him is a possible rematch with Floyd Mayweather. Another fight nobody is asking for. Overall, this was a pretty pedestrian fight and I feel sorry for anyone who paid $60 to watch.

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