Pacquiao vs Broner is set on 19th January at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas. The bout is going to be very exciting as a legend of the sport of boxing takes on a boxer who has lost his way at times. Both boxers are currently training very hard and are looking to take home the win on January 19th.
Pacquiao is going to be training at Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood starting on December 22nd until the fight at the end of January. Roach is widely regarded as one of the greatest boxing trainers of all time and his opinion is highly regarded. Roach is standing firmly behind Pacquiao and believes that Pacquiao will easily be able to take the win home.
“Manny will kill Broner,” Roach told ABS-CBN. “You can bet your house on it. Broner tries to fight like (Floyd) Mayweather but he’s nowhere near the skill level. He even uses the shoulder-roll. Broner’s the type who can make an opponent look bad so Manny can’t take him lightly.”
Roach is still not taking Broner lightly as he knows there is still a chance that if the stars align just right that Broner could upset Pacquiao. Pacquiao and his team will be carefully prepared for the big fight in January and ensuring that he can set himself up for a rematch with Floyd Mayweather. Broner will be looking to bring out all of the stops against Pacquiao and it will be interesting to see how Pacquiao and his team react during the fight.
“I hadn’t talked with Manny since the (Jeff) Horn fight (in July last year), then we met up two weeks ago when he went to LA for the second stop in the press tour to promote the Broner fight,” Roach said.
“We spoke for about 15 minutes. It’s up to Manny how he wants me to be involved with the team. I’m just happy to be back. He’ll be working out at the Wild Card Gym, which is like his home. I’ll be ready to do whatever Manny wants me to do. It’s not a long training period for Manny, like eight weeks in total. We’re rushing it but Manny will be fine. There’s time to prepare. It won’t be a problem.”
Roach is ready to train with Pacquiao and prepare him for the upcoming bout with Broner. Roach does have some concern that the training period is not long enough for Pacquiao but still firmly believes that Pacquiao will be able to take home the win. Broner has been training for a long time now so it will be interesting to see if that has an effect on the fight at all. Pacquiao has been training in the Philippines but many boxing experts are questioning his focus as he balances boxing and a political career. Boxing fans all over the world will be tuning in to see how the match will play out and if Pacquiao can take down Broner and continue his quest for a rematch with Mayweather.