Time & Location
20 Jan 2019, 1:00 pm
The Swansea Hotel, 196 Pacific Hwy, Swansea NSW 2281, Australia
About the event
After 2018 gave us some great fights and amazing knockouts we will remember for years, 2019 may be even bigger. We start 2019 in earnest with a pair of veterans on PPV when Manny Pacquiao and Adrien Broner collide in Las Vegas.
Pacquiao will be defending the WBA “world” welterweight title that he won in Kuala Lumpur, where he knocked out Lucas Matthysse in the seventh round. It was the 40-year-old Pacquiao’s first stoppage win since 2009, and he looked sharp in that contest, a year after his shocking — and disputed — upset loss to Jeff Horn in Australia.
The Jan. 20 fight will also be Pacquiao’s first in the U.S. since Nov. 2016, when he beat Jessie Vargas, and will be the Filipino Senator’s first outing under the Premier Boxing Champions banner.
Broner fought once in 2018, going to a draw with Jessie Vargas in April. He’s 0-1-1 in his last two fights, and 3-2-1 in his last six. But he remains a TV draw whenever he fights, and a win over Pacquiao would put him right back in the mix as a top star at 147 pounds.