Manny Pacquiao reportedly set to sign with Floyd Mayweather adviser and face tough US fight against Adrien Broner as rematch edges closer

ONE MORE TIME

The Filipino great has been rumoured to be close to a deal with Al Haymon for several weeks

A report from the Philippines claims Manny Pacquiao has decided to sign with Floyd Mayweather’s adviser, Al Haymon, ahead of their proposed rematch.

The legendary eight-division Filipino world champion is said to be on the verge of agreeing to fight former four-weight titlist Adrien Broner in the second week of January in Las Vegas, before then taking on Mayweather once again.

Mayweather comfortably beat Pacquiao on points in their first meeting in 2015

Mayweather comfortably beat Pacquiao on points in their first meeting in 2015

When they first met in 2015, the bout took several years to make due to promotional/TV network differences between the sides, among other issues.

However, Pacquiao is now a free agent and an outlet from his homeland, Spin PH, report that this will not be an issue second time around.

They state that rumours floating around of ‘Pac Man’ linking up with ‘Money’s’ powerful adviser are indeed true, citing an anonymous informant from within his “inner-circle” as the source of the story.

Adrien Broner was last seen drawing with Jessie Vargas in April

Adrien Broner was last seen drawing with Jessie Vargas in April

Adrien Broner is a loudmouthed, 29-year-old, four-division belt-holder who was at one stage the hottest prospect in boxing, but has now suffered multiple defeats and will reportedly be used as the 39-year-old WBA ‘regular’ champion’s next opponent in early 2019.

Talk of a second fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao began last month as the pair came face to face at a concert in Tokyo, Japan.

Mayweather declared the rematch was happening, though later added that he would first take a tune-up in Tokyo, Japan.

Pacquiao has also been in talks for a potential fight with Amir Khan, although that seems very firmly to be his ‘plan B’ at this stage.

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