The World Boxing Association (WBA) world welterweight title defense of Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao against four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner is scheduled on January 19 with a hefty pay-per-view price of $74.99 on Showtime PPV live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The fight card featuring Pacquiao, an accomplished boxing legend, an eight-division world champion and one of the most beloved boxers in history fights in an expensive fight card at the age of 40, but before you decide to buy this pay-per-view of Showtime PPV, you should consider some things that are important so that your expectations will be set accordingly because not all boxing fans can be pleased.
In this article, learn all the considerations of the Pacquiao-Broner pay-per-view with less than ten days left before the curtains unfold.
First off, Pacquiao, a well-known offensive arsenal in the ring will face an opponent who loves to fight defensively banking on his counter-punching prowess, but Broner, has been infamously known for being a lackluster boxer, and it is pretty difficult to imagine that the fight will generate the projected number of pay-per-view purchases. The only factor that the pay-per-view will sell reasonably is that Pacquiao is fighting, but on the other end, Broner is simply not marketable.
Another reason that you should consider is the hefty price of the pay-per-view. For boxing fans who are on a tight budget, one of the best options out there is to watch the Manny Pacquiao vs Adrien Broner Live Stream for free which is actually easy to find in the internet, but if you are a true boxing fan who regularly buys pay-per-view regardless who fights in the main event, then, this fight has its own reason why one should buy a pay-per-view, especially if you do not have any plans on a Saturday night and decide to grab a can of beer and watch the fight.
A lot of boxing experts noticed that Pacquiao fought boxers who are not on his level, well, to say the least, the only boxer who is on the same level in terms of skills, fame, and talent is Terrence Crawford, Keith Thurman, and of course Floyd Mayweather, but instead, Pacquiao fought lesser known boxers in the welterweight divisions, which one of them had tremendous luck in 2017, particularly Jeff Horn who won by decision in Australia that derailed Pacquiao’s supposed comeback from his 2016 loss to Mayweather.
Broner, on the other hand, was never the same when he lost to Marcos Maidana in 2013 that exposed a lot of his flaws and dismissed the comparison between him and Mayweather, and on top of that Broner has not won a single fight since 2017 and snapped the losing streak by winning in a controversial 10-round split decision against Adrian Granados.
Pacquiao, used to be a huge PPV star in the United States during the prime of his career, but everything changed dramatically when he lost to Mayweather via unanimous decision in 2015, also his remarks against the LGBTQ community and his strong support on the relentless drug war of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte loses his popularity including his huge deal with Nike.
Upon his comeback, he fought lower-tier boxers such as Vargas, Matthysse, Horn, and having an unnecessary rematch against Timothy Bradley where he won the bout easily.
The only thing that makes the Pacquiao-Broner bout exciting is how will Pacquiao knockout Broner, or the other way around.