Manny Pacquiao defeats Adrien Broner, retains WBA Welterweight title

Manny Pacquiao scores a unanimous decision against Adrien Broner

Boxing great Manny Pacquiao returned to action on January 20 (AEDT). Going through the ropes in Las Vegas, the eight-division world champion faced Adrien Broner in defense of his World Boxing Association Welterweight title. The pair headlined the fight card held at MGM Grand Garden Arena.


The scheduled for 12 rounds championship bout went the distance. A unanimous decision (117-111, 116-112, 116-112) was pronounced in favor of “Pacman” who successfully defended his belt. In addition he updated his record to 61-7-2. Broner dropped to 33-4-1.

Also on the card Marcus Browne squared off against Badou Jack. The pair battled it out for interim WBA Light Heavyweight title. The bout also went the distance with Browne taking the strap by a unanimous decision (117-110, 116-111, 119-108).

In addition, Nordine Oubaali and Rau’shee Warren contested for a vacant World Boxing Council Bantamweight title. The outcome saw Oubaali becoming a new champion in the division also scoring a unanimous decision (115-113, 116-112, 117-111).

Among other bouts featured on the card, Hugo Ruiz came out victorious by a unanimous decision against Alberto Guevara from their featherweight encounter. Lightweight George Kambosos Jr similarly defeated Rey Perez, and welterweight Jonathan Steele took a split decision against Jayar Inson. The complete fight results can be found below.

Manny Pacquiao def. Adrien Broner via unanimous decision
Marcus Browne def. Badou Jack via unanimous decision
Nordine Oubaali def. Rau’shee Warren via unanimous decision
Hugo Ruiz def. Alberto Guevara via unanimous decision
George Kambosos Jr def. Rey Perez via unanimous decision
Jonathan Steele def. Jayar Inson via split decision
Desmond Jarmon def. Canton Miller via majority decision
Destyne Butler def. David Payne via unanimous decision
Viddal Riley def. Mitchell Spangler via TKO R1


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