He showcased his explosiveness and used a first-round knockdown to secure a split-decision win over Keith Thurman and become the WBA Super welterweight champion in front of sellout crowd of 14, at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Pacquiao did that, but he also had to endure a resolute Thurman, who refused to wilt under the pressure of Pacquiao's attack. I think we made the fans happy tonight because it was a good fight. As the rounds progressed, Thurman slowly fought his way back by keeping his poise and landing hard counter hooks behind a firm jab.
Manny Pacquiao vs Adrien Broner result: year-old Filipino dominates loudmouthed American, calls out Floyd Mayweather Scores of , , saw Pacquiao roll back the years By Michael Benson 20th January , am Updated: 20th January , pm Manny Pacquiao gave Adrien Broner a comprehensive drubbing and then proceeded to call out Floyd Mayweather on Saturday night.
Adrien Broner attempted to tie up his opponent and frustrate him in the third, but still ate multiple southpaw straight left hands.
He fired his own right counters, but could not land with much consistency throughout the bout, except in the fourth which was seemingly his best session of the night.
The sequence started with one clean left hand which had Adrien Broner badly hurt up against the ropes. He clung on for dear life to avoid being relentlessly blasted with combinations.
The American survived the round and then seemed content to merely survive the fight, as he saw out the remaining minutes in a similar fashion to how he did in his last defeat to Mikey Garcia — with little apparent desire to turn things around.
Come the final bell, the year-old was soundly beaten and the judges declared Pacquiao a , , unanimous decision victor.