Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner: Fight Odds, Time, Date, Live Stream, TV Info.Nearly a quarter-century after he first turned pro, Manny Pacquiao is still stepping between the ropes.The legendary boxer could have retired years ago with an ironclad reputation as an all-time great, but at 40 years old and with his .
Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs) will put his WBA world welterweight title on the line against Adrien Broner (33-3-1, 24 KOs) on pay-per-view Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Pacquiao won the belt with a seventh-round TKO win over Lucas Matthysse in July 2018, one year after a controversial loss to Australia’s Jeff Horn.
The Filipino has more than lived up to his potential as a pro, winning titles across eight divisions, taking on the best in the world and beating nearly all of them.
Broner, on the other hand, is a study in wasted potential or undeserved hype, depending on your point of view. The former four-division world titleholder was once tipped to be one of the sport’s biggest stars, but he’s lost to top-notch opponents now on three separate occasions (Mikey Garcia, Shawn Porter and Marcos Maidana).
He’s also coming off a majority draw with Jessie Vargas, and at age 29—and with several brushes with the law and other controversies on his resume—does not have many opportunities left to prove himself. A win over Pacquiao, even one well past his prime, would be huge for Broner’s career.
It’s a fight that would have been a much bigger deal roughly six years ago, but it does still have the potential to be an entertaining fight.
Here’s how to watch.
Pacquiao vs. Broner Fight Info
When: Saturday, Jan. 19 at 8 p.m. ET
Where: MGM Grand in Las Vegas
TV: Showtime (PPV, $74.99)
Live Stream: Showtime.com (PPV, $74.99)
Odds: Pacquiao -300 (bet $300 to win $100), Broner +230
Broner is 11 years younger than Pacquiao, stands a shade taller and has a two-inch reach advantage (69″ to 67″). He has the physical advantages, but that might not matter on Saturday night. The reason Pacquiao, a sitting senator in the Philippines, is still fighting at his age might be the simplest one: it doesn’t feel like work.
“Here’s the thing,” Pacquiao said, per SportingNews.com’s Mark Ortega. “While in training, I am enjoying doing that every day. I’m not tired.”
Pacquiao is loving the work, and he’s still getting the results. Since losing the megafight to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2015, Pac Man is 3-1.
The only loss is the one to Horn, in which the naturally bigger Australian tried to rough up and brawl with Pacquiao for 12 rounds in his hometown of Brisbane. The judges gave him the fight, even though many felt Pacquiao did the better boxing (the numbers back him up, too).
The loss stung, but Pacquiao came back with his first stoppage since a TKO-win over Miguel Cotto in 2009. Matthysse had no answer for Pacquiao and was done within seven.