Open main menu

Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner, billed as Return to Vegas was a professional boxing match for the WBA (Regular) welterweight championship. The fight took place on January 19, 2019, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.[2][3] The fight sold 400,000 pay-per-view buys in the United States, earning an estimated $30 million in pay-per-view revenue.[4][5] The bout produced a live gate of $6 million from 11,410 tickets sold.[6] The final attendance was reported to be 13,025.[7]

Return to Vegas
Pacquiao vs Broner.jpg
DateJanuary 19, 2019
VenueMGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, United States
Title(s) on the lineWBA (Regular) welterweight title
Tale of the tape
Boxer Philippines Manny Pacquiao United States Adrien Broner
Nickname "Pac-Man" "The Problem"
Hometown General Santos, Philippines Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Pre-fight record 60–7–2 (39 KO) 33–3–1–1 (24 KO)
Height 5 ft 6 in 5 ft 6+1/2 in
Recognition WBA (Regular) welterweight champion.
Eight-division world champion.
Former lineal and three-time WBO welterweight champion.
Four-division world champion.
Former WBA welterweight champion.
Pacquiao won via unanimous decision[1]

Pacquiao defeated Broner via unanimous decision.



After Manny Pacquiao signed with Al Haymon in October 2018, reports circulated that Broner was the front-runner to face him in January 2019.[8] On October 18, 2018, Pacquiao confirmed that the deal was almost complete.[9] On November 19, 2018, a press conference was held in New York City to confirm the fight between Pacquiao and Broner on January 19, 2019, for the WBA (Regular) welterweight title. Pacquiao reunited with long time trainer Freddie Roach who supervised the whole training camp while Buboy Fernandez did the mitts and physical parts of the training due to Pacquiao's concern of Roach's health.[10] The fight took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and was distributed by Showtime PPV.[11]

Fight detailsEdit

Pacquiao successfully defended his WBA (Regular) welterweight title against Broner via unanimous decision and never seemed troubled throughout the fight. In the seventh round, Pacquiao trapped Broner to the ropes as he unloaded a barrage of punches that prompted Broner to tie him up to halt the attacks. Pacquiao then continued his onslaught after the break, but Broner survived the round nonetheless. In the ninth round, Pacquiao caught Broner with a huge left hand that sent Broner reeling backwards.[12][13] All three judges ruled in favor of Pacquiao 117–111, 116–112, 116–112.[14] According to CompuBox, Pacquiao landed 82 out of 197 of his power punches (42%) against Broner's 39 out of 180 power punches (22%). Total punch stats were 112 out of 568 (20%) for Pacquiao and 50 out of 295 (17%) for Broner.[15] This marked Broner's career low for total punches landed at 50, his previous low was 90 against Jessie Vargas.[16]

During the post fight interview, Jim Gray asked Pacquiao if a Floyd Mayweather Jr. rematch will happen and Pacquiao answered, "Tell him to come back to the ring, and we will fight." Mayweather, who was ringside, was asked by Gray to nod at the camera if he wanted a rematch with Pacquiao but Mayweather did not give an answer.[17] Meanwhile, Broner's interview immediately went south as he claimed victory and said, "I controlled the fight. He was missing. I hit him clean more times. I beat him." He alleged that it was a setup for a Mayweather–Pacquiao rematch and accused Gray of being against him. When Gray commented that Broner had three wins, three defeats, and a draw in his last seven fights, Broner told Gray, "I'm 3-3-1 in my last seven but I'll be 7-0 against you," to which Gray responded, "Well that wouldn't mean much, that's the end of this interview."[18]

International broadcastEdit

Fight cardEdit

Weight Class Weight vs. Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight 147 lbs.   Manny Pacquiao (c) def.   Adrien Broner UD (117–111, 116–112, 116–112) 12/12 Note 1
Light Heavyweight 175 lbs.   Marcus Browne def.   Badou Jack UD (117–110, 116–111, 119–108) 12/12 Note 2
Bantamweight 118 lbs.   Nordine Oubaali def.   Rau'shee Warren UD (115–113, 116–112, 117–111) 12/12 Note 3
Featherweight 125 lbs.   Hugo Ruiz def.   Alberto Guevara UD (100–89, 99–90, 99–90) 10/10
Lightweight 135 lbs.   George Kambosos Jnr def.   Rey Perez UD (80–72, 80–72, 80–72) 8/8
Welterwweight 147 lbs.   Jonathan Steele def.   Jayar Inson SD (74–77, 77–74, 78–73) 8/8
Super Featherweight 130 lbs.   Desmond Jarmon def.   Canton Miller MD (59–55, 58–56, 57–57) 6/6
Welterweight 147 lbs.   Destyne Butler def.   David Payne UD (40–36, 40–36, 40–36) 4/4
Cruiserweight 200 lbs.   Viddal Riley def.   Mitchell Spangler TKO 1/4 0:33

^Note 1 For WBA (Regular) welterweight title
^Note 2 For vacant WBA interim & WBC Silver light heavyweight titles
^Note 3 For vacant WBC bantamweight title


  1. ^ "Manny Pacquiao vs Adrien Broner fight result: Filipino wins by unanimous decision to retain WBA welterweight title". Evening Standard.
  2. ^ "Pacquiao-Broner fight formally announced". November 19, 2018.
  3. ^ "It's official: Pacquiao vs Broner on for January 2019".
  4. ^ "Pacquiao-Broner PPV sales hit 400,000, earn $30 million". ABS-CBN News. January 24, 2019. Retrieved January 25, 2019.
  5. ^ "Source: Pacquiao-Broner does 400K buys on PPV". January 24, 2019. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  6. ^ "Pacquiao-Broner Produces $6 Million Gate, 11,410 Tickets Sold". Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  7. ^ "Source: Pacquiao-Broner does 400K buys on PPV". January 24, 2019. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  8. ^ "Al Haymon and Manny Pacquiao Link Up Shows Haymon Still As Influential As Ever". October 16, 2018.
  9. ^ "Broner fight almost done – Pacquiao".
  10. ^ "Pacquiao Confirms He'll Work With Roach Again For Broner Bout". Retrieved November 19, 2018.
  11. ^ "Pacquiao Warns Broner: I've Learned To 'Problem Solve' in Politics". Retrieved November 19, 2018.
  12. ^ "Pacquiao routs Broner, welcomes Floyd rematch". January 20, 2019. Retrieved January 22, 2019.
  13. ^ Brady, James (January 19, 2019). "Recap and reaction from Pacquiao vs. Broner". Retrieved January 22, 2019.
  14. ^ "Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner fight results, scorecard: PacMan scores unanimous decision win". Retrieved January 22, 2019.
  15. ^ "Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner - CompuBox Punch Stats". Retrieved January 22, 2019.
  16. ^ "Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner: CompuBox By The Numbers". Retrieved January 22, 2019.
  17. ^ "When asked on-cam if he will fight Pacquiao, Mayweather is poker-faced". Retrieved January 22, 2019.
  18. ^ "Adrien Broner gets shut down by Showtime's Jim Gray after bizarre rant". January 20, 2019. Retrieved January 22, 2019.
  19. ^ "Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner fight officially set for Jan. 19 on Showtime PPV".
  20. ^ "Pacquiao vs Broner | SKYable Pay-Per-View Boxing | SKY". Me & My SKY: SKY at 25 years. Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  21. ^ "CIGNAL TV - Pacquiao Vs Broner PPV". CIGNAL TV. Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  22. ^ "Why Pacquiao feels right at home again by @ryansongalia". Twitter. January 10, 2019. Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  23. ^ "Pacquiao v Broner I Live on Main Event | MAIN EVENT". Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  24. ^ "DAZN DE on Instagram: "Neu im #DAZNfightclub 💥💯👊"". Instagram. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  25. ^ "Boxe, Pacquiao-Broner Mondiale Wba welter: il match in diretta streaming su DAZN". Blasting News (in Italian). January 18, 2019. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  26. ^ "Après Wilder-Fury en décembre, nouvelle nuit américaine sur Canal ! Au MGM de Las Vegas pour le 70e combat de Manny Pacquiao !". myCANAL (in French). Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  27. ^ "TV ONE on Instagram: "Nantikan pertandingan termegah WBA Worldweight Championship, antara Pacquiao vs Broner di Live World Boxing LIVE hanya di tvOne.…"". Instagram. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  28. ^ "PBC: Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner | FOX". Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  29. ^ "Watch Pacquiao vs Broner|Saudi Arabia". OSN. January 15, 2019.
  30. ^ TV Azteca (January 17, 2019). "#HayTiro ¡Este sábado tendremos a la leyenda @mannypacquiao! @jaimemunguia15 hará su aparición estelar en #LaCasaDelBoxeo". Twitter (in Spanish). Retrieved January 28, 2019.
  31. ^ "Manny Pacquiao kontra Adrien Broner w TVP Sport. Zemsta "starszego pana"?". TVP. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  32. ^ Бокс. Мэнни Пакьяо против Эдриена Бронера. Бой за титул чемпиона мира по версии WBA в полусреднем весе (in Russian), November 10, 2018, retrieved January 19, 2019
  33. ^ SuperSport (January 10, 2019). "SuperSport will be broadcasting a mega-fight between Manny Pacquiao and Adrien Broner". Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  34. ^ "Bilgehan Demir Yapımcı Spiker on Instagram: "YILIN İLK BÜYÜK BOMBASI 😘 Bu akşam boks yayınımız yok ancak! Size yeni yıl hediyesi vererek kendimi affettirmek isterim? Şifresiz ve…"". Instagram. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  35. ^ "Manny Pacquiao vs Adrien Broner to be shown live for free in UK for WBA World Welterweight title fight". The Sun. December 23, 2018. Retrieved December 30, 2018.
Preceded by
vs. Lucas Matthysse
Manny Pacquiao's bouts
January 19, 2019
Succeeded by
Preceded by
vs. Jessie Vargas
Adrien Broner's bouts
January 19, 2019
Succeeded by