MANILA, Philippines – Unbeaten American boxer Adrien “The Problem” Broner will be watching closely when rivals Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao of the Philippines and Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico clash on December 8 in Las Vegas.
Broner, the current World Boxing Council (WBC) lightweight champion, admits he is open to a fight against either Pacquiao or Marquez.
“I’m going to wait and see how this Pacquiao-Marquez fight pans out. But I’d love to fight Marquez,” Broner said in an interview with Boxing Scene.
In a separate interview with RingTV, Broner said he believes a fight against Pacquiao is possible, especially if the Filipino icon winds up never fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr.
“It’s still Floyd and Pacquiao out there right now, but you know, who knows if that fight will happen?,” Broner told RingTV’s Lem Satterfield.
“I know what fight can happen – and that’s me and Pacquiao,” he added.
Broner is coming off a dominant eighth-round knockout victory over Antonio DeMarco to win the WBC belt. It was his first fight at the lightweight division.
“I feel like I’m walking on clouds. The sky’s the limit,” Broner told RingTV. “I’ve got the world in my hands right now, and I feel like I took over the game in this era.”