Manny Pacquiao is 60–7-2's with 39 KO’s. His best days are past him as he is no longer the fighter he was when he claimed 15 victories in a row from 2005 to 2011. Pac-Man's last two fights were a controversial defeat to Jeff Horn and a knockout win against Lucas Matthysse. His level of competition is excellent. Pac Man is a fresh 40-year-old and should still possess his lightning speed and explosiveness that was witnessed in his previous bouts. Many is active, throws a lot of punches and moves side to side on to avoid punches. A very small welterweight that has lost his power as his last KO was in 2009 before the Matthysse win.
‘The Problem’ is naturally the bigger of the two with a slight height advantage and a notable reach gain of two inches. He is 33-3-1 with 24 KO’s. His three career defeats have been in the welterweight division, showing it is a class he struggles. For a four-weight world champion, Broner is arguably one of the most underrated boxers around. The problem with “The Problem” is that he starts very slowly and loses rounds due to inactivity. He is very powerful and dangerous particularly late in the fight. Great defensive fighter with head movement and quickness.
Both fighters have struggled in their last ten bouts, with Broner suffering his defeats during his last nine outings while Pacquiao has recorded four of his overall seven losses. Both have fought Jessie Vargas in recent bouts at welterweight with Pac Man recording a convincing unanimous decision while ‘The Problem’ fought out a draw. I think Pac Man wins rounds by simply throwing more punches. Broner’s chance is in his power and the possibility of a KO. Pac Man won’t KO Broner so take Pac Man by decision at -120. If you want to hedge the wager, take Broner by KO at +700.