Adrien Broner: ‘Errol is going to hurt Pacquiao bad’
By Allan Fox: Adrien Broner predicts a bad knockout victory for Errol Spence Jr over Manny Pacquiao in their fight two months from now, on August 21st.
The former four-division world champion ‘The Problem’ Broner sees IBF/WBC welterweight champion Spence (27-0, 21 KOs) hurting Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 KOs) “Bad” in their fight on Fox Sports PPV.
Broner believes that Pacquiao will run into one of Spence’s left hook shots and get knocked out.
That’s what we saw in Pacquiao’s knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez in 2012.
Pacquiao charged Marquez and clipped him with a big shot that knocked the Filipino star out cold, sending him down face first on the canvas.
It was pure pandemonium inside the ring moments after Pacquiao was knocked unconscious.
Broner: Pacquiao is going to run into something
“I think Errol will be a little too big, too strong,” said Adrien Broner to ESNEWS on the Pacquiao vs. Spence fight. “He [Spence] can probably stop him.
“Use his jab, use his reach and let Manny run into a left hook,” Broner said about his advice for Spence to beat Pacquiao.
“I think he’s going to run into a left hand [from Spence]. Manny is going to jump into a left hand. I think he’s going to jump into one of those left hands. Errol is going to hurt him bad,” said Broner.
If Spence looks the way he did against Danny Garcia after his car crash, Pacquiao has a heck of a chance of beating him.
Spence didn’t look like the same fighter he was before his car crash. Even now, Spence admits that he was only 70% for the Danny Garcia fight.
For Spence to beat Pacquiao, he’s got to get back to where he was before meeting up with Danny Garcia and Shawn Porter.
The last time Spence looked impressive was in his fight against Carlos Ocampo in 2018, which was a long time ago.
Broner wants Regis Prograis
“I want to knock Regis [Prograis] out,” said Broner when asked who he wants to fight. “Just get him out the way. That’s some light work, and I’m going to bet little Wayne an extra million,” said Broner.
Well, if the former four-division world champion Broner (34-4-1, 24 KOs) is serious about taking on former WBA 140-lb champion Regis Prograis (26-1, 22 KOs), he needs to do it soon.
Prograis, 32, has been making Broner look bad by calling him out in the media, saying that he’s afraid of him.
Although Broner is a little younger than Prograis at 31, he’s not fighting on the same level he was a decade ago when he dominated the lower weight classes at 130 and 135.
If Broner waits too much longer, it won’t be a competitive fight between him and Prograis. It was disturbing to watch Broner struggle to beat his last opponent Jovanie Santiago by a harder than expected 12 round decision last February on Showtime.
That was supposed to have been an easy fight, but instead, Santiago came close to beating Broner.
We learned from watching that fight is Broner is no longer capable of beating anyone halfway decent at 147. At this point, if Broner were to fight Prograis, who fights at 140, it’ll likely end badly for him.
“That’s the guy that said he wanted to fight me,” said Broner about former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. “I’ll knock his a** out easy in a round or two. That would be some easy work.”
Tyron Woodley might have too much size on Broner, and he could just beat him on work-rate alone. Even if Broner is the better fighter, Woodley might outwork him.
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