REPORT FROM RUMORVILLE: Pacquaio/Broner Edging To Completion



REPORT FROM RUMORVILLE: Pacquaio/Broner Edging To Completion

The rumor mill is grinding, is now in overdrive, all hands on deck.

The main issue being chopped up is the next Manny Pacquaio fight.

We know, we know, we aren't yet sure that the Senator has decided to wear two caps, continue being the Punching Pol.

Promoter Bob Arum has a hold on Mandalay Bay for Oct 15, and will shortly be traveling to the Phillippines to get the lay of the land with Manny. Can he do double duty, hold down a Senate seat while training and then doing battle?

A source with a damned fine track record tells me that a Pacquiao versus Adrien Broner fight is almost made. I reached out to another source, not part of the Pacquiao crew, and that person gave me a thumbs up, when I asked if that scrap is nearing done. His lips were then zipped. And what is to be made of this Broner Twitter post?


Pacman versus Broner, an intriguing, truly, match of styles and characters. The lead up would be a hoot and the fight itself would be anticipated, with the Broner brigade of the belief that their kid is too young and athletic for the Senator to handle.

Founder/editor Michael Woods got addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the then-impregnable Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist has covered the sport since for ESPN The Magazine,, Bad Left Hook and RING. His journalism career started with NY Newsday in 1999. Michael Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and for Facebook Fightnight Live, since 2017.