Pacquiao vs Broner official announcement set next week: report


Posted at Nov 14 2018 07:26 PM | Updated as of Nov 14 2018 07:27 PM

Pacquiao vs Broner official announcement set next week: report 1
Manny Pacquiao is set to formally announce his bout with Adrien Broner. File, Lai Seng Sin/Reuters

Eight-division boxing champion Manny Pacquiao is set to officially announce his WBA welterweight title defense against Adrien "The Problem" Broner in a US press tour next week, according to a boxing website. 

The fight, set to take place on January 19, 2019, will be officially announced at a press conference Monday (Tuesday Manila time) in New York,” according to Boxing Scene.

This will be followed by another Pacquiao-Broner press conference on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time) in Los Angeles.

The Broner fight is part of Pacquiao’s effort to get an elusive rematch against Floyd Mayweather Jr. 

Although he won only 1 of his last 3 fights, Broner is widely seen as a Mayweather protégé due to their similar fighting style. 

The Filipino superstar has also signed with influential boxing adviser Al Haymon in a bid to get the rematch done. 

Pacquiao lost via a controversial decision to Mayweather back in 2015. 

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