Report: Manny Pacquiao Will Fight Adrien Broner
Originally, it looked like Manny Pacquiao was an option to fight Canelo Alvarez in September, but according to reports he is already booked to fight someone else.
Golden Boy VP Eric Gomez told Boxing Scene that they couldn’t schedule a fight with Pacquiao because he was apparently booked to fight Adrien Broner.
“We’re close to finalizing an opponent. We have a short list. We’re very close. We’ll be announcing it shortly but one of the guys we were interested in was Pacquiao. We’d love to do a Pacquiao fight but from what we hear he has a deal to fight Adrien Broner.”
In April, Pacquiao made it clear he was retired after defeating Timothy Bradley. This is boxing and boxers announcing their retirements really doesn’t mean much as most end up back in the ring at some point.