Showtime PPV Round by Round Results: Pacquiao Dominates Broner Over 12 Rounds

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By: William Holmes

The legendary Manny Pacquiao looked to keep his name
relevant amongst the top fighters in the welterweight division as he took on
Adrien Broner for the WBA “Regular” Welterweight Title in the main event of
tonight’s Showtime PPV offering.

Three undercard bouts took place before the main event, and
the last fight didn’t end until around 12:15PM. 
A video package was shown beforehand further adding to the delay before
to the start of the main event.  The
national anthems were sung beforehand, first the Philippine national anthem followed
by the national anthem of the United States.

The fighters began their walk into the ring at 12:34; with
Broner entering first and Pacquiao entering second.

The following is a round by round recap of tonight’s main
event. 

Photo Credit: Showtime Boxing Twitter Account

<strong>Manny Pacquiao (60-7-2) vs. Adrien Broner
(33-3-1); WBA “Regular” Welterweight Title</strong>

Round 1:

Broner looks to be the bigger fighter of the two, even
though Broner has historically fought at a lower weight.  Pacquiao rushes forward and Broner ties
up.  Pacquiao rushes forward with another
combination and Broner ties up.  Broner
lands a short left lead hook.  Pacquiao
is pushing his punches a little bit. Broner lands a straight right hand.  Pacquiao lands a straight left to the
body.  Pacquiao lands a short right hook
followed by a straight left to the body. 
Pacquiao throws out a straight left hand to the head of Broner.  Broner may have tagged Pacquiao with a right
uppercut.  Pacquiao misses with a jab to
the head.  Pacquiao more active than
Broner this round.

10-9 Pacquiao

Round 2:

Pacquiao looks a little slower today than in previous
fights.  Pacquiao pressing Broner
backwards.  Broner barely misses with a
sweeping left hook.  Pacquiao paws out a
few jabs, and Broner lands a good straight right hand.  Pacquiao lands with a jab and rushes forward
with a combination.  Pacquiao rushes
forward with a three punch combination and lands the last punch.  Pacquiao lands another quick jab.  Pacquiao rushes forward with a combination
and Broner backs away.   Pacquiao lands a good double jab left
hand.  Broner barely misses with a sharp
straight right hand.  Pacquiao is going
for the body but diving in a bit.  This
was a closer round.

10-9 Pacquiao; 20-18 Pacquiao

Round 3:

Pacquiao is active with his jab so far, lands a good short
hook to the body.  Broner misses with a
check hook.  Pacquiao lands a good straight
left hand before Broner clinches with him. 
Pacquiao lands another straight left hand.  Broner barely misses with a lead straight
right.  Broner lands a good jab followed
by a straight right hand.  Pacquiao lands
a good left to the body followed by a left hook upstairs.  Pacquiao lands another combination led by a
jab.  Pacquiao lands another good jab
followed by a right hook to the head.  Broner
lands a good straight right hand.  Pacquiao
lands a good power jab on Broner.  Pacquiao
is very aggressive this round.

10-9 Pacquiao; 30-27 Pacquiao

Round 4:

Pacquiao is still the aggressor, but gets tagged with a good
counter right hand when Pacquiao went to the body.  Pacquiao lands a good straight left to the
body but Broner counters again.  Pacquiao
lands a good straight right in the middle of a combination.  Pacquiao lands a good quick jab and closes
the distance on Broner.  Broner is
looking for his counter. Pacquiao gets tagged with another good straight right
hand.  Broner lands another good straight
right hand.  Pacquiao rushes forward and
gets spun around.  Pacquiao lands a short
jab.  Good check right hook by Broner and
then Broner counters.  Good round for
Broner.

10-9 Broner; 39-37 Pacquiao

Round 5:

Broner had a strong fourth round.  Broner throws out another good straight right
hand to the head of Pacquiao.  Broner
lands a good jab on Pacquiao.  Broner
lands another straight right hand, but Pacquiao follows that with a good
jab.  Broner barely misses with a left
hook.  Pacquiao is landing with his right
hand off his combinations.  Pacquiao jab I
slooking better this round.  Pacquiao
lands a left to the body.  Pacquiao lands
a good left hook on Broner, and Broner answers with a jab.  Pacquiao barely misses with a left cross, but
lands a quick combination afterwards.  Broner
looks like he’s close to landing a power counter.

10-9 Pacquiao; 49-46 Pacquiao.

Photo Credit: Showtime Boxing Twitter Account

Round 6:

Pacquiao is pressing the fight and looking to get in close
to Broner.  Pacquiao lands a  good quick combination.  Pacquiao lands a good straight left to the
body of Broner.  Pacquiao lands another
good left hook to the body.  Broner
misses with a counter right hand.  Pacquiao
lands another good left to the body. 
Broner misses with a lead straight right.  Pacquiao with another straight left to the
body.  Broner barely missing with his
lead right hands.  Pacquiao lands a good
jab, followed by a two punch combination. 
Broner lands a good straight right. 
Pacquiao answers with another left to the body.  Broner ends the round with a good two punch
combination. 

10-9 Pacquiao; 59-55 Pacquiao

Round 7:

Pacquiao is pawing with his jab and throws another straight
left hand to the body of Broner.  Broner barely
misses with a straight right hand and Pacquiao barely misses with a straight
left hand.  Pacquiao is pressing forward
on Broner again.  Pacquiao is the first
to throw most of the time when they are in range.  Pacquiao simply outworking Broner right
now.  Broner lands a good right uppercut
to the body of Pacquiao.  Pacquiao
connects with a left on a rushing combination. 
Pacquiao lands some good combinations on Broner with his back against
the ropes and Broner tries to hold on.  Pacquiao
lands another good left cross on Broner. 
Pacquiao jumps on Broner by the corner and Broner holds on again.  Pacquiao lands another combination on Broner
by the corner.  Very good round for Pacquiao.

10-9 Pacquiao; 69-64 Pacquiao

Round 8:

Pacquiao looks like he has a bounce in his step.  The crowd is loudly chanting for Pacquiao.  Broner lands a good counter right followed by
an uppercut, but Pacquiao lands a good counter left hand off of that.  Pacquiao looks to be rushing his power shots
a little bit.  Broner lands another good
straight right hand.  Broner has his
senses back.  Pacquiao double pumps a
jab.  Pacquiao lands a good counter right
hook and then goes to the body.  Pacquiao
lands another good jab on Broner.  Pacquiao
lands a short left hook.  Broner misses
with a lead right hand.  Pacquiao lands a
good left to the body of Broner.  Pacquiao
lands another shot to the body of Broner. 
Close round.

10-9 Pacquiao; 79-73 Pacquiao.

Round 9:

Pacquiao continues to be aggressive with his jab and his
shots to the body.  Broner is missing his
target by inches.  Pacquiao throws
another straight left to the body.  Pacquiao
lands a hard left hand on Broner who then shoots in on a single leg
takedown.  Broner barely misses with a
straight right counter again.  Broner
lands a good counter right hand on Pacquiao. 
Broner keeps his hands up high and lands a good counter straight right
hand.  Pacquiao throws out a lead right
hook .  Pacquiao lands a hard straight
left hand on Broner and has Broner back to the ropes.  Pacquiao shows off his hand speed and lands
some good combinations on Broner.  Broner
ties up with Pacquiao. 

10-9 Pacquiao; 89-82 Pacquiao

Round 10:

Broner flicks out and lands a good jab.  Pacquiao lands a quick jab.  Pacquiao throws out a good straight left to
the body.  Pacquiao has been showing good
upper body movement all night.  Broner
lands a good jab on Pacquiao.  Pacquiao
lands a left to the body off of a combination. 
Broner lands a good up jab on Pacquiao. 
Pacquiao is really attacking to the body this fight.  The crowd is chanting for Pacquiao
again.  Broner lands a good straight
right hand on Pacquiao.  Broner connects
with another good straight right hand. 
Broner flicks out another counter left jab. Better round for Broner.

10-9 Broner; 98-92 Pacquiao

Round 11:

Broner probably needs a knockout to win the fight at this
point.  Pacquiao lands a short jab.  Broner lands a good jab but issues with a
combination afterwards.  Pacquiao lands a
good counter left.  Broner is backing
away from Pacquiao despite being down on the cards.  Pacquiao misses with a wild left hook.  Pacquiao lands a combination and Broner ties
up.  Broner lands a good jab.  Pacquiao with a straight left to the body of
Broner.  Broner misses with another
straight right hand.  Pacquiao has Broner
backing away.  Broner missing with his
shots.  The crowd begins to boo Broner
for bicycling away from Pacquiao.  Broner
lands a decent counter right hand. 
Broner was backing away most of the round.

10-9 Pacquiao; 108-101 Pacquiao

Round 12:

Final round of the fight and Broner thought he won the last
round.  Pacquiao pressing forward and
lands a straight left to the body.  Pacquiao
lands a good left hand to the chin of Broner. 
Broner misses with a straight right hand.  Pacquiao lands another short left hand.  Broner is circling away and lands a body
shot, the referee warns him for a low blow. 
Pacquiao rushes forward and Broner ties up again.  Pacquiao lands a good jab.  Broner misses with another jab on Pacquiao.  Broner has not been very accurate.  Pacquiao lands a two punch combination on
Broner.  Pacquiao is still showing good
movement at the age of forty after twelve hard rounds.  Broner raises his hands after the fight, but its
hard to imagine him wining.

10-9 Pacquiao; 118-110 Pacquiao.

The finals scores were 117-111, 116-112, and 116-112 for Manny Pacquiao.





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