Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner fight is scheduled to fight for the WBO welterweight title on January 19th in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Pacquiao is also a senator in his home country of the Philippines so when he is not throwing punches, he is busy trying to pass legislation through the Philippine Senate.
Pacquiao is one of the greatest boxers in the history of the sport. With an incredible record of 60-7-2 with 39 knockouts and eight-division world championships, there are few boxers who can touch his legacy. Pacquiao has not just been thinking about his boxing legacy, he is also worried about his political legacy as well which is why he has been putting in 14 to 16 hour days at both the boxing gym and the Senate.
Pacquiao has to prepare for his upcoming brawl with Broner while the Senate is still in session until December 12th. Pacquiao wakes up every morning at 6:30 AM and starts his morning with a 5.2-mile run, which is followed by strength and conditioning work. Pacquiao will then take a break and grab breakfast and do some Senate work. After he completes his Senate work he’ll head to the gym for a two-hour session to work on his technique and prep for his upcoming match.
After his boxing session, Pacquiao grabs a quick lunch and then heads to the Senate and starts his workday at around 1:30 PM and then he usually works until at least 8:30 PM. Pacquiao is showing the world that he is one of the hardest working men in boxing and a force to be reckoned with both inside and outside the ring.
Once the Senate session ends, Pacquiao will return to his home in General Santos City where he will focus entirely on his upcoming match with Broner. Pacquiao turns 40 on December 17th so he will get to enjoy a birthday celebration with close friends and family members. Then Pacquiao will depart on December 22nd to the United States where he will train at Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood.
“It is good to be back home in the Philippines. It is time to get to work. I have to really focus and train hard for this fight,” said Pacquiao. “I am excited for January 19. Excited to be facing Adrien Broner. Excited to be back at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, my second home, fighting in front of my fans.”
“Training has been good so far. It is great to be back to training. After two weeks, we will be in very good condition. Manny is still very aggressive and still hungry. I have to make sure that we do our best as trainers to prepare Manny for Adrien Broner. Just like we did for the Lucas Matthysse fight,” said Buboy Fernandez, Pacquiao’s trainer.
The entire boxing world will be watching on January 19th to see how the 40-year-old matches up against Broner. Pacquiao will certainly be in great shape for the fight and continue to show why he is one of the all-time greats.