WBA Welterweight Championship: Pacquiao Retains Over Broner

Tonight (Sat. January 19, 2019) the only eight-division champion in the history of boxing made his return. WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao defended his title against Adrien Broner. The pair headlined last night’s show from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. This was Pacquiao’s first fight since July in which he won the 147-pound title.

He finished Lucas Matthysse in the seventh round of their contest from Malaysia. As for Broner, he hasn’t fought since April of 2018. He went to a Majority Draw after 12 rounds of fighting against Jessie Vargas. Check out MMA News’ coverage of Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner here:

  • Welterweight: (C) Manny Pacquiao def. Adrien Broner via unanimous decision (117-111, 116-112, 116-112)
  • Light heavyweight: Marcus Browne def. Badou Jack via unanimous decision (117-110, 116-111, 119-108)
  • Bantamweight: Nordine Oubaali def. Rau’shee Warren via unanimous decision (115-113, 116-112, 117-111)
  • Featherweight: Hugo Ruiz def. Alberto Guevara via unanimous decision (100-89, 99-90, 99-90)
  • Lightweight: George Kambosos Jnr def. Rey Perez via unanimous decision (80-72, 80-72, 80-72)
  • Catchweight (121 pounds): Genisis Libranza vs. Carlos Buitrago
  • Welterweight: Jonathan Steele def. Jayar Inson via majority decision (74-77, 77-74, 78-73)
  • Super featherweight: Desmond Jarmon def. Canton Miller via majority decision (59-55, 58-56, 57-57)
  • Welterweight: Destyne Butler def. David Payne via unanimous decision (40-36, 40-36, 40-36)
  • Cruiserweight: Viddal Riley def. Mitchell Spangler via R1 TKO (0:33)