Filipino ring icon Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao and American boxer Adrien “The Problem” Broner. (Composite Image)
American boxer Adrien “The Problem” Broner has added his name to the list of potential opponents for Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao, saying he is ready and willing to fight the “Pacman” at any weight class.
“I’d fight him at any weight,” the brash American boxer told Boxing Scene. “If I could make 115 (pounds) to fight Pacquiao, I will do it.”
Broner, a champion at three different weight divisions, is moving back down to 140 pounds (light welterweight) after a brief stint at 147 pounds (welterweight), which saw him lose for the first time in his career.
Last December, Marcos Maidana dominated Broner over 12 rounds to hand the American his first defeat and earn a shot at unbeaten superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the process.
Meanwhile, Pacquiao is contemplating a move back down to the 140-pound weight class as well, after having campaigned at welterweight for the past six years.
Broner is not in trainer Freddie Roach’s wish list of potential Pacquiao opponents, however, as he wants his prized ward to target either a fifth bout against Juan Manuel Marquez or a marquee showdown against Mayweather.