24th August 11:05 PM
WBA world champion ready for 70th pro fight between Pacquiao and Broner
By Lena Reece
Friday 18/01/2019
[Photo: BBC Sports]

Manny Pacquiao says he will prove "age is just a number" when he fights as a 40‑year‑old for the first time against Adrien Broner in Las Vegas on Sunday.

The Filipino will defend his WBA world welterweight title against the former four‑weight world champion.

It will be his 70th professional fight, coming some 24 years after his debut.

Pacquiao, who began boxing to earn as little as $2 in order to help his mother feed their family, is now a senator in his homeland and cites chess and reading as factors in keeping his mind "sharp" for this stage of his career.

29-year-old American Broner, has proved one of boxing's most controversial characters, most recently arrested over driving offences in December.

The fight program between Manny Pacquiao and Adrien Broner will begin at around 3am this Sunday.

[Source: BBC]

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