Only Pacquiao in Broner’s mind

January 12, 2019
Manny Pacquiao
Manny Pacquiao. AFP / Ted ALJIBE

At the moment, American challenger Adrien Broner doesn’t care about his legal problems, doesn’t care about the possible Pacquiao-Mayweather 2.

The only thing in Broner’s mind right now is his much-awaited bout against Filipino hero Manny Pacquiao less  than a week from now in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In a talk to sportswriters via international media call a few days ago, Broner said he’ll take care of his legal problems after his Jan. 19 (Jan. 20 in Manila) fight  against Pacquiao at the MGM arena.

“That’s just something I’ll take care of after the fight. Right now I’m 100% focused on the fight. I’m just ready to come to the ring January 19th and get a victory,” Broner said.

Broner also shared his thoughts on a potential fight between Pacquiao and Mayweather Jr. Talks of a sequel to the mega fight heated up the past week as Pacquiao and Mayweather met at the LA Clippers Filipino Heritage Night celebration.

“No disrespect but I don’t give a (expletive) about Mayweather and Pacquiao. I’m focused on Adrien Broner and Pacquiao and I’m focused on getting this victory,” he said.

“Pacquiao is a legend. He’s going to go down as one of the best in the business. I just feel it’s my time. I’m coming to take the throne from Pacquiao.”

Pacquiao himself has been saying the past few days at his media workout and his own teleconference that he’s not looking past Broner and is taking his career on a fight by fight approach.

Pacquiao, meanwhile, continued to  taper down his workouts. He is expected to leave for Las Vegas on Monday. (With reports from ABS-CBN Sports)