‘MANNY PACQUIAO cruises to unanimous points victory over Adrien Broner to set up rematch with Floyd Mayweather’ is the headline that was already written. We knew, or at least we were fairly certain, that Manny Pacquiao would have too much left for the eternally disillusioned Adrien Broner. And we knew that Floyd Mayweather, aloof yet eager to be involved, would sit at ringside and rumblings of May-Pac II would increase in volume.
So it proved.
On his way to posting a unanimous points win and then answering questions about Mayweather, Pacquiao was busier than Broner, more accurate, craftier and fitter. In short, he was better. Better at the age of 40 than Broner is at the age of 29. Better at the age of 40 than Broner has ever been, or ever will be.