Adrien Broner is confident one punch is all it will take to beat Manny Pacquio in their welterweight title fight on January 19.
The Filipino boxing legend has suffered three knockout losses in his 69-fight career, the most recent came in his fourth bout against Juan Manuel Marquez, who stopped him in brutal fashion in 2012.
Broner, who has failed to win his last two fights – against Jessie Vargas and Mikey Garcia – plans on replicating the Mexican’s victory with his own stoppage in Las Vegas.
“It’s proven that you don’t have to throw a lot of punches to beat Manny Pacquiao. You might only have to throw one and that mother f**** can go to sleep,” he told Fight Hype.
“That ain’t a myth, the mother f***** has been asleep before. The most important part of fighting Manny Pacquiao is throwing the right punches at the right time.”
At their first press conference to announce the fight in November, Broner lived up to his reputation and trash talked Pacquiao, who opted to remain respectful as ever and refrained from responding.
The 29-year-old began: “I’m real thankful hearing that he was coming over to PBC – Pacquiao’s Broner Crisis.
“What can I say about Pacquiao? He’s a future hall of famer. He does some great things.
“His top three is singing… promoting Hennessey [Whiskey]… and planking (in reference to his knockout loss).”
Ahead of the MGM Grand showdown, eight-weight world champion Pacquiao took part in a public workout with Freddie Roach at Hollywood’s Wild Card gym.
Afterwards, the legendary boxing trainer hit back at Broner, saying he will pay for his cockiness.
“First off, we hope he (Broner) shows up,” Roach responded when asked what the game plan is by Fight Hype.
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“Adrien started off really good, then went into a lull when he fell in love with (Floyd) Mayweather and wanted to be Mayweather, you can’t be someone else and I think that hurt his career quite a bit.
“I think he is too cocky and thinks he’s great and he will pay for that.
“I think Manny will go for the knockout, I believe he has the killer instinct and his knockout from the last fight will carry over to this fight and he likes that feeling and it’s a great feeling.”
You can watch Roach’s full interview in the video below