Manny Pacquiao Set to Defend WBA Title

Manny Pacquiao’s defense of his WBA world welterweight title against Adrien Broner has been confirmed and is set to take place on Saturday, 19 January 2019.

The contest against the American four-weight world champion will be held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Pacquaio’s belt is a secondary title, as the holder of the ‘super’ title, Keith Thurman, is recognized as the champion of the division by the WBA.

On his contest against Broner, Pacquiao said: “I chose Broner because I believe we can have a good fight and entertain the fans – we cannot underestimate him.

“I want to prove I’m still in boxing. I want to entertain people.

“My opponent is fast and a [high] calibre fighter. We have to work hard and train hard for this fight.”