It was a big night for Manny Pacquiao tonight as the 40 year old won a unanimous points decision over Adrien Broner at the MGM Grand which now positions him for a possible rematch with Floyd Mayweather later this year.
Speaking after the fight PacMan said:
“I feel so happy because I did my best in the fight and in training. Thank God for this victory.
“I’m so happy because God gave me this good health. At the age of 40 I can still give my best. Although I wanted to be aggressive more, my camp told me don’t be careless and to counter him and wait for opportunities.
“I proved in my last fight against Matthysse and now I proved it again. The Manny Pacquiao journey will still continue.
“I wanted to push more but my trainer said don’t be careless. Wait for him, counter, and that’s what I did.
“Tell him (Floyd Mayweather) to come back to the ring and we will fight. I’m willing to fight again Floyd Mayweather if he’s willing to come back to boxing.
“I don’t have becoming president in my mind right now. I’m happy serving people as a senator. I’m so happy that my fans and the Filipino people who came here live and watched my fight.”
The fight tonight was a sold out attendance at the MGM and one that clearly showed that not only is Pacquiao still a star in boxing — but still a force at welterweight.
His power in particular at times hurt Broner and now with his experience and ability to use his skills more tactically — Pacquiao is a new version of himself but still a dangerous contender at 147lbs.