Published: Sat, January 12, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Adrien Broner Meets up With Rick Ross

Adrien Broner Meets up With Rick Ross

"My plan is just one at a time". It's an old face.

During an era ruled by noisy narcissism Pacquiao has been missed for everything he doesn't say, which has always been a lot. In Adrien Broner, you have a guy who's in the prime of his career, who had a couple of setbacks, but realizes that this is a great opportunity to fight a Hall of Fame fighter and come out with a great victory. Only Broner's warrants are outstanding.

In this exclusive clip from the three-part series ALL ACCESS: PACQUIAO VS. BRONER, Adrien Broner likens his work ethic to music entrepreneur Rick Ross and shares his motivation for the upcoming WBA welterweight world championship showdown against boxing legend Manny Pacquiao.

Standing in a striking contrast, there's Pacquiao, a few years older than he was in his last American visit, yet as modest as ever. "What I want to do is maintain".

It was a quieter Manny Pacquiao media day than in years past. But today there something comforting about those familiar words. But that unchanged modesty is a sure sign that at least some of the physical skills are still intact.

Chris Algieri - I think every version of Pacquiao will beat him.


Fernandez kept on telling Pacquiao not to forget to duck and weave past Broner as soon as throws a combination. But will he? It says here he won't for reasons already seen. Broner's defining fight was a 2013 loss to Marcos Maidana. There are many older fighters who have won matches through craftiness and well implemented strategies. Perhaps the Broner fight is a good test to that - at 29, Broner is at his physical peak but has always come up short in his biggest moments. Guess here is that Pacquiao's power is still very much there. I just can't wait till Round 1. He'll retreat, straight into another defeat. Broner is expected to attempt to frustrate Pacquiao who, on the other hand, will be relentless in his attacks.

It was the second time in as many weeks that Pacquiao has taken a shot at Mayweather - who said he earned $9 million for fighting Tenshin Nasukawa - with the Filipino having also tweeted after the fight that his New Year's resolution would be to "only fight experienced opponents who are my size or bigger".

"No disrespect but I don't give a (expletive) about Mayweather and Pacquiao". For a lot of fans, I suspect, a sequel would be more of a historical redundancy than a good rematch.

Many have said that this is a fight that sets up a Pacquiao- Mayweather 2 meeting.

Manny Pacquiao has been considered a top contender for the Philippines presidency since he became a member of the senate and talk of him becoming leader of his country has picked up steam again.

Trite, true and good enough for me.

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