Punters can get 12/5 for the challenger to upset Pac Man and that is tempting enough to get the nod as our main Pacquiao vs Broner prediction. Beat him? Yes and yes. Fighters are always searching for the flawless moment to end things on their own terms - a loss to Mayweather derailed hopes of that - unless we get the rematch nobody asked for.
But at 40, does Pacquiao really want to face a young lion in his prime?
The 41-year-old rolled back the years, sending his 20-year-old foe to the canvas three times in a brutal onslaught which lasted just 140 seconds, Tenshin's corner throwing in the towel to signal their submission.
Pacquiao himself seems a bit exhausted of talking about a Mayweather rematch.
Pacquiao said on Wednesday that he was looking at one fight at a time and has no plans to fight Mayweather again. Pacquiao said when pressed by Shawn Porter on the show.
There's also speculation that Pacquiao, 60-7-2, 39 KOs, would fight his old rival Floyd Mayweather again soon after the two met again at an National Basketball Association game at the Staples Centre on Tuesday. But if Pacquiao has his way, it may be a short and successful night for the champion. "He's just locked in on Manny Pacquiao".
Manny Pacquiao's fame in the ring is perhaps only matched outside of it by his humility and good nature. The 40-year-old looks to be in great shape heading into next weekend. When asked if he would implement a similar schedule next week in Las Vegas now that he's back in the fold, Roach said he hasn't thought that far ahead.
"We've only discussed up until Monday right now", Roach told Sporting News.
However, there is no debate that as one ages, speed and power are the two variables that normally go first and that is where the concern for the Pacman begins. "We do have a gym we're gonna go to". Everybody I fight says they are going to knock me out. Pacquiao secured his first knockout in nearly nine years.
Episode 2 of the Emmy Award-winning series premieres this Friday at 9:30 p.m. p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME as Broner prepares to challenge the eight-division world champion and future first-ballot Hall of Famer Pacquiao on Saturday, January 19, in the biggest fight of Broners career. He's getting older, it's part of life.
Fernandez said the emphasis is to pounce on Broner's flat-footed stance and eventually take him out with a punch or punches similar to what Pacquiao unleashed on him to culminate Thursday's workout. Manny Pacquiao kind of refuses to do that.