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In this case, it could mean fireworks considering the attractive clash in styles at welterweight between the counter-punching Broner (33-3-1, 24 KOs) and the aggressive Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs).


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Regardless, the fans should be the big winners on January 19. Energy plays an extremely important role for a fighter both mentally and physically leading into a fight. We stayed in a hotel where air conditioning was occasional, alternating with electrical outages. And he is not terribly concerned about the possibility he might lose. “I still have that killer instinct and the fire in my eyes is still there,” Pacquiao said. “That aggressiveness, the interest in this career is still there 100 percent. This was Pacquiao’s first grand arrival at that casino since winning a wide unanimous decision over Timothy Bradley in April 2016, and it will be his first fight in Las Vegas since beating Jessie Vargas in similar fashion seven months later up the Strip at the Mandalay Bay. You had to be 18 to fight, but he was able to convince them that he would bring his birth certificate next time he saw them. They say Father Time is undefeated, and Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Roy Jones Jr., and De La Hoya can all tell you that. But it isn’t as though we were seeing a mid-to-late thirties Pacquiao get rid of guys like Brandon Rios and Chris Algieri — solid fighters, but not the caliber of the all-time greats Pacquiao has shared a ring with. What makes this fight competitive is Pacquiao’s age and the thought that Broner will finally come prepared and at the top of his game, knowing this is the opportunity to change the narrative of his career from a cautionary tale to a celebratory one. But Freddie Roach said a week ago that he’s tried slowing Manny down, telling him he doesn’t need to run on days he’s sparring and Pacquiao’s response has been, “What if my opponent is running right now?” Roach said, “He’s got me there.” Shawn Porter is 31. His opponent Saturday, Broner, is 29.His sparring partners are all in their mid-to-late twenties. He’s had countless fighters and built strong relationships. It will take 10-15 years to fix the problem.” Pacquiao runs the risk here of hitching his wagon to the wrong horse. Please upgrade to a modern browser: 1. Internet Explorer 11 2. Google Chrome 3. Firefox The Filipino legend is set to step into the ring once more on Saturday night in Malaysia against Lucas Matthysse for the WBA regular welterweight title. Buboy Fernandez and Justin Fortune were also enjoying themselves and having a few laughs as Showtime’s All Access crew were in tow capturing the moment. Hear the answer from Manny’s camp in Defiant: The Manny Pacquiao Obsession, only on SI TV. In July 2017, Roach worked Pacquiao’s corner against Jeff Horn in Australia. The Connecticut native joined CBS Sports in 2017 and has covered combat sports since 2010. He also ran into trouble on the day of the weigh-in. He said Fernandez taking the lead in his last fight was to give his friend experience.

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Broner was relaxed and seemed very much at ease while we briefly spoke. The problem is, the other politicians just want to help themselves. Whether or not he’s still among the elite doesn’t matter because the Pacquiao name still carries a little weight. From his couch, Roach watched Pacquiao knock out a badly faded Lucas Matthysse last summer—Pacquiao’s first stoppage win in a decade. He thought back to the training camp for the Horn fight. “It was so sporadic,” said Roach. “There was no real schedule.” He thought back to a conversation he had with Pacquiao immediately after the Horn fight, when he advised Pacquiao that he needed to choose between being a senator and being a boxer. The speed and the power are still there.” That showed in a gym session this week in Hollywood, where Pacquiao looked sharp and fast while hitting the mitts with trainer Freddie Roach. And at this juncture of his career, Pacquiao needs an opponent that can get fans excited while he spends his time being a politician. The two promoters haven’t played nice in the past, but they have set their egos aside to get fights done.