‘Return to Vegas’ results: Manny Pacquiao vs Adrien Broner, Badou Jack vs Marcus Browne

Manny Pacquiao, Adrien Broner

  • Title: “Return to Vegas” 
  • Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Date: January 19, 2019
  • Commission: Nevada Athletic Commission
  • Promoter: Tom Brown (TGB Promotions), Leonard Ellerbe (Mayweather Promotions), Manny Pacquiao (MP Promotions), Ravone Littlejohn (About Billions Promotions)

UNDERCARD

1. Viddal Riley (UK) vs Mitchell Spangler (USA)

  • DIVISION: Cruiserweight
  • WINNER:  VIDDAL RILEY
  • METHOD: Technical Knockout
  • TIME AND ROUND: 0:33 of Round 1 of 4
  • REFEREE:

2. Destyne Butler (USA) vs David Payne (USA)

  • DIVISION: Welterweight
  • WINNER: DESTYNE BUTLER
  • METHOD: Unanimous Decision
  • ROUNDS: 4
  • REFEREE:
  • JUDGES (SCORES):

3. Desmond Jarmon (USA) vs Canton Miller (USA)

  • DIVISION: Super Featherweight
  • WINNER: DESMOND JARMON
  • METHOD: Majority Decision
  • ROUNDS: 6
  • REFEREE:
  • JUDGES (SCORES): Adalaide Byrd (59-55), Glenn Trowbridge (58-56), Robert Hoyle (57-57)

4. George Kambosos Jr. (Australia) vs Rey Perez (Philippines)

  • DIVISION: Lightweight
  • WINNER: GEORGE KAMBOSOS JR.
  • METHOD: Unanimous Decision
  • ROUNDS: 8
  • REFEREE:
  • JUDGES (SCORES): Tim Cheatham (80-72), Patricia Morse Jarman (80-72), Richard Ocasio (80-72)

5. Jayar Inson (Philippines) vs Jonathan Steele (USA)

  • DIVISION: Welterweight
  • WINNER: JONATHAN STEELE
  • METHOD: Majority Decision
  • ROUNDS: 8
  • REFEREE:
  • JUDGES AND SCORES:

6. Hugo Ruiz (Mexico) vs Alberto Guevara (Mexico)

  • DIVISION: Featherweight
  • WINNER: HUGO RUIZ
  • METHOD: Unanimous Decision
  • ROUNDS: 10
  • REFEREE: Jay Nady
  • JUDGES (SCORES): Adalaide Byrd (99-90), Robert Hoyle (100-89), Glenn Trowbridge (99-90)

7. Nordine Oubaali (France) vs Rau’shee Warren (USA)

  • DIVISION: World Boxing Council Bantamweight Championship
  • WINNER: NORDINE OUBAALI
  • METHOD: Unanimous Decision
  • ROUNDS: 12
  • REFEREE: Vic Drakulich
  • JUDGES (SCORES): Richard Ocasio (115-113), Julie Lederman (116-112), Steve Weisfeld (117-11)

8. Badou Jack (Sweden) vs Marcus Browne (USA)

  • DIVISION: World Boxing Council Silver Light Heavyweight Championship
  • WINNER: MARCUS BROWNE
  • METHOD: Unanimous Decision
  • ROUNDS: 12
  • REFEREE: Tony Weeks
  • JUDGES (SCORES): Eric Cheek (117-110), Max DeLuca (116-111), Don Trella (119-108)

MAIN EVENT

9. Manny Pacquiao (Philippines) vs Adrien Broner (USA)

  • DIVISION: World Boxing Association (Regular) Welterweight Championship
  • WINNER: MANNY PACQUIAO
  • METHOD: Unanimous Decision
  • ROUNDS: 12
  • REFEREE: Russell Mora
  • JUDGES (SCORES): Dave Moretti (117-111), Glenn Feldman (116-112), Tim Cheatham (116-112)

Manny Pacquiao hopes for Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury rematch

Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury 
Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury

Boxing experts have mixed reactions to the result of the recent bout between reigning World Boxing Council Heavyweight Champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder, 33, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States and Tyson “Gypsy King” Fury, 30, of Manchester, England, United Kingdom. Among those who shared his opinion on the bout was Filipino boxing legend Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao, 38, of General Santos City, Philippines.

Fury challenged Wilder at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, United States on December 1, 2018. Both fighter had their undefeated professional boxing record intact after the 12-round bout.

The decision of judges Alejandro Rochin, Robert Tapper and Phil Edwards was not unanimous. Edwards scored it 113-113 but Rochin and Tapper’s score cards recorded 115-111 in favor of Wilder and 110-114 in favor of Fury, respectively.

With a split draw decision, Wilder is still the reigning WBC Heavyweight Champion. He now holds a professional boxing record of 40 wins, 0 loss and 1 draw while Fury now has 27 wins, 0 loss and 1 draw.

Currently, Pacquiao holds a professional boxing record of 60 wins, 7 losses and 2 draws. He has been competing professionally since 1995.

The two most recent boxers who defeated Pacquiao in the ring were Floyd Mayweather Jr., 41, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA and Jeff “The Hornet” Horn, 30, of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. On May 2, 2015, the Filipino boxer lost his World Boxing Welterweight Championship title to Mayweather, who also earned the WBA (Super), WBC, The Ring and lineal welterweight titles.

On July 2, 2017, Pacquiao lost to Horn via unanimous decision. On January 19, 2019, the former is returning to the ring to defend his World Boxing Association (Regular) Welterweight Championship title from Adrien “The Problem” Broner, 29, of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Paradise, Nevada, USA.

The Filipino boxing legend won the WBA (Super) Welterweight Championship title on July 15, 2018. He dethroned Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse, 36, of Trelew, Chubut, Argentina at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Meanwhile, here is a clip featuring Pacquiao and Broner:

Manny Pacquiao vs Vasyl Lomachenko, Terence Crawford or Amir Khan in December 2018?

Buboy Fernandez, Michael Koncz, Manny Pacquiao, Eric Gomez, Lucas Matthysse, Mario Arano
Buboy Fernandez, Michael Koncz, Manny Pacquiao, Eric Gomez, Lucas Matthysse, Mario Arano

Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao, 39, of the Philippines is looking forward to defend his World Boxing Association (Regular) Welterweight title on December 2, 2018. Among his possible challengers are Vasyl “Hi-Tech” Lomachenko, 30, of Ukraine, Terence “Bud” Crawford, 30, of the United States and Amir “King” Khan, 31, of Great Britain.

The last time Pacquiao lost in the ring was on July 2, 2017. He lost via unanimous decision to Jeff Horn, 30, of Australia at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

On July 15, 2018, Pacquiao returned to the ring and dethroned then reigning WBA (Regular) Welterweight Championship Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse, 35, of Argentina. It was the Filipino boxer’s first WBA title.

Pacquiao’s team is still looking for his next opponent, the reigning WBA (Regular) Welterweight Champion told the Philippine Star. Some boxing fans want him to fight Khan at the Wembley Stadium in Wembley, London, England but there is just one problem, according to the Filipino boxer’s adviser Mike Koncz.

“The problem with London because I’ve been there is that their tax rate is worse than America,” Koncz told the publication. He said the tax is 39 percent in the U.S. and 40 percent in the United Kingdom.

Lomachenko, Crawford and Khan are all coming out of the victory. The three boxers also have upcoming bouts before 2019.

Khan holds a professional boxing record of 32 wins and 4 losses. He will competed against Samuel Vargas, 29, of Colombia on September 8, 2018 at the Arena Birmingham in Birmingham, England.

On October 13, Crawford will put his undefeated professional boxing record on the line. With 24 wins and 0 loss, he will defend his World Boxing Organization Welterweight title from his fellow American boxer Jose Benavidez, 26, at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

On December 1, 2018, Lomachenko will face Jose “Goldo” Pedraza of Puerto Rico in Los Angeles, California. The Ukrainian boxer will defend his WBA (Super) and The Ring lightweight titles.

Meanwhile, a rematch between Pacquiao and Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr., 41, of the U.S., is apparently not happening soon. Instead of fighting the Filipino boxer again, the latter wants to work with him in his future fights.

Mayweather previously told Fight Hype that he wanted to “get on the phone with Pacquiao” and see see if he can “put him in position.” The undefeated American fighter added that there is many good competitions out there that the Filipino boxer could fight.

Here is an interview with Pacquiao’s business partner Arnold Vegafria:

ONE Championship boss: Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee, Jet Li, Donnie Yen, Manny Pacquiao, Yao Ming reflect Asian values

Chatri Sityodtong
Chatri Sityodtong

Veering away from the negative stereotypes commonly seen on Western counterparts, ONE Championship instead proudly celebrates the deeply rooted Asian values of integrity, humility, honor, respect, courage, discipline and compassion. Recently, the promotion’s chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong enumeration Asian sports superstars who embody such values.

“If you look at the history, who’re the biggest celebrities in Asia?” Sityodtong asked. “Any industry, across all walks, Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee, Jet Li, Donnie Yen all happened to be martial artists, all happened to be amazing in their respective arts but as human beings they’re kind, gentle, humble, strong, courageous, respectful, compassionate.”

“This is something Asians care about,” the ONE Championship chairman and CEO continued. “It’s not an accident that Manny Pacquiao or Yao Ming reflect and exemplify those values, and I don’t think that would change. This is something very deep rooted in Asian history, Asian culture, and Asian values. This is something that we’re very focused in celebrating.”

On October 6, 2018, the first ever ONE Championship boxing match will take place at “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes” in Bangkok, Thailand. Sityodtong said, “What we want to do is showcase all the combat sports, all the flavors, and hopefully we’ll get multi-division champions across the different platforms to really celebrate Asia’s greatest cultural treasure, martial arts.”

While ONE Championship has started bringing in big names in martial arts, it has no shortage of their own homegrown heroes and champions. Because of the hard work put in by the people behind it, the promotion has evolved to what it is now, the number one martial arts organization in the world.

Sityodtong has put a premium in building Asian heroes and the promotion has done just that with Asian household names such as Eduard “Landslide” Folayang, 34, of the Philippines, Angela “Unstoppable” Lee, 22, of Singapore and “The Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang, 33, of Myanmar. For the ONE Championship chairman and CEO, athletes like Folayang, Lee and Aung are the types of heroes that the Asian culture celebrates for being the embodiment of true Asian values.

From building heroes inside the cage to dominating the metrics outside of it, ONE Championship will continue to grow and so will the fan base that continues to support it. Meanwhile, here is a short interview with Sityodtong about Folayang’s recent bouts:

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