LOOK: Manny Pacquiao arrives in Las Vegas ahead of title bout
ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 16, 2019 11:05 AM
(Photos courtesy of @premierboxing on Instagram)
Eight-division boxing world champion and reigning WBA (Regular) Welterweight World Champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao and challenger Adrien Broner have both arrived in Las Vegas, Nevada just days before their highly-anticipated world title bout on Saturday, January 19th (January 20th, Manila time).
Broner at grand arrivals pic.twitter.com/k45Qp7xwCl— DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) January 15, 2019
The Pacquiao-Broner bout will be the first big boxing event of the year, and is set to take place at the famed MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, which has been the stage for many a Manny Pacquiao bout.
This will be the first time in two years, however, that Pacquiao competes in the United States.
The 40-year old Filipino boxing icon's last two bouts have taken place in Australia and Malaysia, respectively. His last bout on US soil was his comeback bout from his very brief retirement against Jessie Vargas back in 2016.
This will be Pacquiao's first bout under new promoter Al Haymon and Premier Boxing Champions.
This also marks the return of Freddie Roach's return to Pacquiao's corner after being absent during the Pinoy boxer's last bout against Lucas Matthysse back in July of 2018.
Broner, a multiple-time world champion in his own right, is looking to get back on the winning track after going winless in his last two outings, a loss to Mikey Garcia followed by a draw against Jessie Vargas.