Adrien Broner believes loss was planned to set-up Pacquiao-Mayweather rematch
ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 20, 2019 03:55 PM
Adrien Broner hits Manny Pacquiao during the WBA welterweight title boxing bout Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Looking at the stats and the judges' scorecards, Manny Pacquiao successfully outboxed Adrien Broner to remain as the WBA (Regular) Welterweight World Champion, Saturday evening at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Througout the 12-round bout, Pacquiao was clearly ahead on punch-count, and there are numbers to back it up.
Punch Stats by ShoStats— TJ Manotoc (@tjmanotoc) January 20, 2019
Pacquiao - 30 of 371 jabs, 82 of 197 power, 112 - 568 total, bodyshots landed - 47
Broner - 11 of 115 jabs, 39 of 180 power, 50 of 295 total, bodyshots landed - 3#PacBroner #PacquiaoBroner @ABSCBNNews @abscbnsports @ANCALERTS @DZMMTeleRadyo
One person that was unhappy with the decision however, was Broner, who believes that he did enough to earn the win.
"I beat him, everybody out there know I beat him," Broner told Jim Gray in an expletive-filled post fight interview.
"I controlled the fight, he was missing, I hit him clean more times, I beat him," he continued.
Broner added that he believes that something bigger is going on behind the scenes. So much so that he says he was made to lose so that a rematch between Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. could be set up.
"I know I beat that boy, what they trying to do is they trying to get that money again with Pacquiao and Floyd," he said with conviction.
Pacquiao, for his part, did say that he was willing to dance with Mayweather again, inviting people to "tell him to come back to the ring".