New York - Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao and former
world welterweight champion Adrien Broner will announce details on Monday in New
York about their upcoming bout, expected in January at Las Vegas.
Pacquiao owns the World Boxing Association's regular
welterweight crown, a step below US unbeaten WBA 'super champion' Keith
Thurman, after stopping Argentina's Lucas Matthysse in July at Kuala Lumpur -
his first knockout win since 2009.
The southpaw, 60-7 with two drawn and 39 knockouts in a
career that began in 1995, turns 40 next month while American Broner is 33-3
with one drawn and 24 knockouts.
Broner and Pacquiao are set to talk on Monday at New York's
Gotham Hall and on Tuesday at the Waldorf Astoria in Beverly Hills to promote
the bout, which is expected to be staged January 19 at the MGM Grand in Las
Pacquiao, the only fighter to win world titles in eight
different weight divisions, said last month he was 90 percent certain he would
next fight Broner, a former four-division world champion.
Pacquiao, also a senator in the Philippines, lost his World
Boxing Organization welterweight title to Australian Jeff Horn last year in
Last month, Pacquiao signed with adviser Al Haymon's Premier
Boxing Champions group after being promoted by Top Rank's Bob Arum, Haymon's
main rival, for the past 14 years.
The move ensures Pacquiao will have chances to fight the
best in the welterweight division as Haymon's fighters include Americans
Thurman, 28-0 with 22 knockouts; World Boxing Council champion Shawn Porter
29-2 with one drawn and 17 knockouts and International Boxing Federation
champion Errol Spence Jr., 24-0 with 21 knockouts.