Manny Pacquiao wasted no time proving that age is nothing but a number. The 40-year-old world champion made easy work of his fight against Adrian Broner.
Judges awarded Pacquiao a 117-111, 116-112, 116-112 unanimous decision over Broner, but all of the cameras were focused squarely on the retired former #1 pound-for-pound champion of the world, Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Mayweather sat ringside with a blank expression as Pacquiao celebrated in the rin with his trainers and family.
With yet another dominant performance, the hype behind a second Mayweather-Pacquiao fight is sure to grow in the coming months. Mayweather's coveted Cinco De Mayo weekend is already booked by current middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez, so a date in early-September seems like the most logical landing point for a possible rematch.
“Tell him (Floyd Mayweather) to come back to the ring and we will fight," said Pacquiao. "I’m willing to fight again Floyd Mayweather if he’s willing to come back to boxing.
Speculation aside, Pacquiao looked great against the much younger Broner. He landed combinations at will and several times found himself just a few punches away from possibly stopping the fight. That aggression and renewed focus is just what he needs to reestablish himself among the best fighters in the welterweight division.
Whether his next fight is against Mayweather or one of the many young champions that sit atop the division – it's clear that Manny Pacquiao is back and ready to challenge all comers.
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