Are you still speculating Manny Pacquiao’s next opponent? Well, Pacquiao seems to rule the Boxing news even though he is not actively involved in it. And he likes to keep his fans guessing.
According to Boxing News Online, “People’s Champion” Manny Pacquiao is expected to take the ring for his final fight on April 9 next year. The Filipino fighter is all set to retire from boxing as he wants to focus on his full time political career as a senator.
As per the Christian Post reports, Top Rank Promotions head honcho Bob Arum was surprised about Manny Pacquiao’s delay in announcing his next opponent.
There were shotlisted names, including names of Pacquiao’s former sparring partner Amir Khan, undefeated WBO light welterweight champion Terence Crawford, and WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley.
Pacquiao was supposed to announce his final opponent by Dec. 11, Friday, but that didn’t come out. Rumors were strong that he might be taking on instead of Khan.
Something new has come up for now, possibly his final opponent. The reports suggest that Adrien Broner is expected to take the ring against Pacquiao.
Escalating the heat, Broner took to Instagram to post, “Whoever thinks this guy will beat me is a damn fool. I don’t lose to southpaws. Post blank period.”
Boxing News Online quotes, “Broner has lost to both Marcos Maidana and Shawn Porter. The glee that greeted those defeats makes Broner boxing’s pantomime villain, perhaps then an ideal opponent for the ‘people’s champion’ Pacquiao, especially for his swan-song.”
Boxing News24 notes that Broner has the ability to bring in over 1 million buys for Pacquiao given his charisma and ability to sell fights.
There is no official word from Pacquiao or his promoter Bob Arum. We are still waiting for Pacquiao’s reply to Broner. It must come soon.