Pacquiao plays down presidency talk, eyes on Broner

Remember the Pacquiao that demolished Hatton? He's back, says trainer

Is Adrien Broner (center) a mere stepping stone for Manny Pacquiao in his quest to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. again?

Pacquiao is reuniting with longtime trainer Freddie Roach for his clash with Broner at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, following a two-year rupture in what was once regarded as one of the most tightly knit fighter-trainer relationships in boxing. Right now I'm 100% focused on the fight.

In May 2015 Mayweather outpointed Pacquiao in a fight that was five years in the making and sold a record 4.6m pay-per-views. Fighters are always searching for the flawless moment to end things on their own terms - a loss to Mayweather derailed hopes of that - unless we get the rematch nobody asked for.

"I've never seen Adrien this focused and I've been around him for years", Cunningham said.

In this exclusive clip from the three-part series ALL ACCESS: PACQUIAO VS. BRONER, Adrien Broner likens his work ethic to music entrepreneur Rick Ross and shares his motivation for the upcoming WBA welterweight world championship showdown against boxing legend Manny Pacquiao.

Punters can get 12/5 for the challenger to upset Pac Man and that is tempting enough to get the nod as our main Pacquiao vs Broner prediction.

This represents possibly his last chance to get back to elite level and fulfil his undoubtedly huge potential, though, so we're hoping he gets down to business and comes out all guns blazing.

Nobody could ever question Pacquiao's professionalism or his heart, but the ravages of time must take a toll on even the greatest of champions. "He came to camp with a look on his face like this is the one he's got to have".

Fernandez said the emphasis is to pounce on Broner's flat-footed stance and eventually take him out with a punch or punches similar to what Pacquiao unleashed on him to culminate Thursday's workout. It will be interesting to see how many PPVs this generates, with Showtime thrusting their full capabilities behind the fight thanks to their All Access show. "I'm always excited while preparing for my fight". I think Manny beats him but it would be a hell of a fight.

"I'm just ready to go out there and prove the naysayers wrong", he said. "I want that one more time. But Pacquiao just turned 40 years old [last month, ] so a lot depends on how much of his legs Pacquiao has left". 'I may only have to throw one, and that motherf***** will go to sleep.

Pacquiao won the secondary 147-pound belt by dominant seventh-round knockout of slugger Lucas Matthysse in July in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and sent him into retirement.

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