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Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner Media Conference Call Transcript

Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner Media Conference Call Transcript


Kelly Swanson

Thanks everybody for calling in for the Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner media convention name for his or her struggle on January 19 reside on SHOWTIME PPV® from the MGM Grand Backyard Area in Las Vegas.

I’m very happy to introduce Leonard Ellerbe, Chief Government Officer of Mayweather Promotions to start our name. Leonard?

Leonard Ellerbe

Thanks Kelly. I want to thank everybody for becoming a member of the decision as we speak. We’re 9 days away from what I contemplate to be the most important battle of 2019. These fighters are recent off of two excellent media day exercises yesterday in California. Each guys appear very targeted. They’re each in nice form.

We now have an unbelievable struggle coming subsequent Saturday night time. We’re actually wanting ahead to it.

Okay. Swanson

Presently, I want to introduce Stephen Espinoza, President of Sports activities and Occasion Programming for Showtime Networks Inc. Stephen?

Stephen Espinoza

Thanks Kelly and thanks Leonard. Look, all of you guys are very well-acquainted with Manny and Adrien, you’ve coated them for years. They’re two of the most important names within the sport so I don’t have to inform you something extra about them.

What I’ll do is offer you some temporary programming updates. Episode 2 of “ALL ACCESS” premieres this Friday 9:30 ET/PT on SHOWTIME. That’s instantly earlier than ShoBox, which is a three-fight card headlined by Devin Haney.

Then, as soon as we get into struggle week — as has turn out to be our hallmark — we shall be distributing an entire number of premium content material throughout social media platforms, on SHOWTIME and elsewhere.

We’ve received the 4 installments of “ALL ACCESS DAILY.” That’s a day by day digital collection all through struggle week on YouTube and Fb. We’ve acquired a every day collection created particularly for Snapchat that’s going to start out even sooner than Battle Week.

We’ll even have livestream protection of the Wednesday press convention, the Thursday press convention, the Friday weigh-in, in addition to the Countdown Stay pre-fight present.

So, as we get into these final 9 days earlier than the occasion, there’s quite a lot of content material obtainable to fulfill each boxing fan’s want.

Each SHOWTIME subscribers and non-subscribers alike should purchase and reside stream this occasion instantly via the SHOWTIME app on quite a lot of platforms — plus, in fact on conventional pay-per-view distributors — making this occasion out there nearly all over the place and anyplace sports activities followers need to eat their content material.

Okay. Swanson

Now we’re going to listen to from Manny Pacquiao and to introduce Manny Pacquiao we’ve Fred Sternburg. Fred?

Fred Sternburg

Thanks Kelly. Properly, I feel Stephen stated it greatest, “No introduction needed for boxing’s only eight-division World Champion and the reigning Fighter of the Decade.” So, let me current to you Manny Pacquiao.

Manny Pacquiao

Hey everybody. Good morning. I really feel so joyful and excited for the battle on January 19 and we’re prepared – it’s all set.

Q

Manny, you’ve been now knowledgeable for 24 years and I’m wondering, as all the large fights that you simply’ve had, what it’s that also motivates you to maintain boxing?

M. Pacquiao

I’m nonetheless passionate concerning the sport of boxing and boxing is my ardour and that’s why I’m nonetheless right here persevering with preventing. I actually love boxing and that’s why I’m all the time excited and getting ready for my struggle to be settled on January 19.

Q

Are there any issues specific that you simply nonetheless need to accomplish?

M. Pacquiao

Speaking about accomplishments, I actually have completed what I need to accomplish in life. What I need to do is to take care of and keep at this degree.

Q

Manny, are there any concessions or modifications that you simply’ve needed to make on account of your age?

M. Pacquiao

The routine of my coaching is identical. Jog within the morning and practice within the afternoon. However we’ve got a few changes in coaching particularly for restoration.

As a result of typically we push ourselves heavy in coaching within the day after which I we’ll see if in a single day I can recuperate, after which we’ll push once more.

But when I can’t get well then I let my physique relaxation in order that the next day it may possibly push once more and work exhausting.

Q

What was it that lead you to take fights away from the Unites States?

M. Pacquiao

I feel it simply occurred that some promotors and a few individuals are most people they needed me to struggle there to see me reside in-person. So, that’s a chance for them that they will see my struggle.

Q

I simply received off the telephone with Freddie Roach and he stated he thinks that you’ve the previous killer intuition again. Is there certainly the return of a killer intuition and do you’ve gotten extra of a mindset of going for the knockout on this battle?

M. Pacquiao

That’s true I nonetheless have that killer intuition and the hearth in my eyes continues to be there. That aggressiveness, the curiosity on this profession continues to be there 100%. The velocity, the facility are nonetheless there. I’m so grateful to God.

I’m not saying I’m going to foretell for this battle. I’ll do my greatest and I sit up for this the identical because the final struggle. However no prediction, I’ll do my greatest with what we did in coaching camp.

Q

Would you inform us what you stated to Floyd Mayweather once you noticed him on the basketball recreation the opposite day?

M. Pacquiao

Surprisingly, I didn’t know that he was there on the recreation. I used to be invited on that Filipino Heritage Night time on the Clippers’ recreation. I didn’t know that he was there after which once they have been throwing t-shirts to the crowds I noticed him. After which I simply say, “Hello.” That’s it.

Q

Relating to the Floyd Mayweather struggle whether or not or not it’s going to occur. Has it gotten to some extent the place you sort of really feel a bit irritated with the query?

M. Pacquiao

You can’t keep away from the individuals that may ask if there’s a rematch with Floyd Mayweather as a result of I feel they’ve an enormous query mark of their thoughts and in addition of their coronary heart about that what occurred in that battle.

I’m simply answering them that I don’t have a plan but. I’m very targeted on this struggle January 19 towards Adrien Broner as a result of Broner is a former champion and he’s the type of fighter that you simply can’t underestimate or take him frivolously.

Q

What did it really feel like having Freddie Roach again in your nook serving to you put together for a struggle?

M. Pacquiao

Freddie’s by no means out of Group Pacquiao it simply occurred that I needed Buboy to expertise being a head coach in a single struggle.

Nevertheless it’s an excellent factor that we’re working right here once more and I wish to be again right here in Wild Card Fitness center in Los Angeles and again once more in Las Vegas for a struggle. I feel that it’s good for us to be united and targeted for this coming struggle subsequent week.

Q

Was the expertise at welterweight a little bit of a motivating issue to signal with PBC and probably get these forms of dream matches and turning them right into a actuality?

M. Pacquiao

I feel after this battle it’s straightforward to speak about my subsequent opponent. That’s very straightforward however proper now my plan is separately, as a result of — as they stated — I’m 40 years previous.

I’m targeted for this struggle towards Adrien Broner. One by one. After the struggle on January 19 that night time then we will speak about my subsequent struggle.

Q

Might you rank your prime 5 opponents so far as getting ready for the battle and diploma of problem?

M. Pacquiao

I feel my prime opponents are Oscar De La Hoya, Juan Manuel Marquez, Marco Antonio Barrera, Miguel Cotto, Floyd Mayweather, Erik Morales and Ricky Hatton.

Q

What problem does Adrien pose?

M. Pacquiao

We all know already about his counter-punching. I do know that he’ll anticipate me and counter like Marquez did. I’m ready for that and it’ll not occur once more. I discovered up to now and I’ve to right my mistake.

Q

Are you able to speak a bit of bit about what you felt whenever you noticed Mayweather struggle on New Yr’s Eve and is there any comparability between Adrien Broner and Floyd Mayweather?

M. Pacquiao

Adrien Broner shouldn’t be a tune up battle. He’s a former champion. He’s quick, he strikes quick and he’s a superb boxer. And that’s why I don’t need to speak about my subsequent struggle till we end this. I end this enterprise towards Adrien Broner on January 19.

And concerning the exhibition of Floyd Mayweather in Japan, it’s my first time to see an exhibition that you simply knock your opponent out. Supposedly an exhibition is simply to entertain individuals and nothing critical for 3 rounds. That’s what I perceive about exhibitions.

Q

Do you’ve gotten the will to as soon as once more to be the undisputed Welterweight Champion?

M. Pacquiao

Let me deal with this January 19 after which I’ve to fret about who’s my opponent subsequent. I’ve no drawback to battle anyone so long as there’s not an issue about negotiation. However my plan is simply separately.

Q

What do you consider Adrien Broner as an opponent and as an individual heading into January 19?

M. Pacquiao

It’s unfair to him that individuals are considering that he’s not a critical problem for me. No, Adrien Broner is an effective boxer, he’s a high-caliber boxer. He’s a former champion and he’s the type of fighter that you simply can’t underestimate or take him flippantly.

Okay. Swanson

Thanks a lot Manny, for answering these questions, we respect it. We’re so glad you’re again preventing in america for all of us to have the ability to come and watch you.

M. Pacquiao

Thanks, guys. Good to be again right here in the USA. Thanks, God bless.

Okay. Swanson

Thanks, Fred. Okay, now we’re going to transition over to Adrien Broner. I’d wish to introduce Ravone Littlejohn. He’s the CEO of About Billions Promotion and he’ll make the introduction of Adrien Broner. Ravone?

Ravone Littlejohn

At About Billions Promotions we’re completely happy to be selling this battle because the premier occasion that we’ve had in our infancy as an organization. Adrien has educated very nicely and really arduous. He’s greater than prepared for his alternative. We’d wish to thank all of the promotional entities who’re concerned on this struggle. And presently I’ll go forward and cross it over to Adrien.

Adrien Broner

What’s up with everybody? What’s good? Coaching camp’s been nice. I’m coaching my ass off. I’ve been targeted and I’m simply able to go on the market and show all of the naysayers incorrect.

Q

Adrien are you motivated by being am underdog on this struggle?

A. Broner

It’s actual motivating, however I don’t fear about it. I simply don’t let it get to me. I simply can’t await the bell to ring January 19.

Q

When you beat Manny Pacquiao how a lot would that erase any dangerous emotions or negativity related together with your losses?

A. Broner

It undoubtedly would. In life they are saying you’re solely nearly as good as your final efficiency, so it’s undoubtedly going to comb plenty of issues beneath the rug.

Q

What wouldn’t it imply to you then to get that caliber of a victory? How massive within the scheme of issues would that be for you?

A. Broner

It’s going to be large and I’m taking full benefit of it. I’m well-prepared and I’m simply able to go on the market and carry out.

Q

There’s there’s been some information stories about a few of your authorized points. Has that in any method impacted your coaching or concentrate on this battle?

A. Broner

No, that’s simply one thing I’ll deal with after the struggle. Proper now I’m 100% targeted on this struggle and I’m simply prepared to return to the ring January 19 and get a victory.

Q

My query is for Stephen Espinoza. Hey, Stephen, how are you? Simply briefly, this occasion is a SHOWTIME PPV occasion on January 19. Do you’ve gotten any feedback on particularly Eddie Hearn and Oscar De La Hoya saying that PPV is lifeless in boxing?

And moreover, do you assume on a microeconomic degree that PPV and American skilled sports activities is lifeless?

S. Espinoza

Positive, I’m joyful to. Look, on the idea of PPV we’ve persistently stated that it’s a useful gizmo when it’s mandatory, when you’ve gotten a premium occasion. When you’ve received a filet mignon occasion, you’re going to have filet mignon costs. You don’t get filet mignon on the worth of floor beef.

I feel a whole lot of the blowback and the negativity round PPV comes when networks try to promote individuals PPVs that don’t belong there.

I didn’t hear too many individuals saying that Wilder versus Fury was not a premium occasion, a particular occasion, a Heavyweight Title struggle, an Worldwide Worldwide Title battle that deserved to be PPV

Likewise, on January 19 you’ve gotten two of the most important stars within the sport. Manny has an extended historical past on PPV and the best way this occasion was capable of occur was by way of that device. So these two occasions, plus Mayweather and McGregor, are the one PPVs we’ve achieved within the final three years.

So, I perceive what Eddie Hearn and Oscar De La Hoya are saying. It’s an awesome advertising ploy and that’s actually all it’s is only a catchphrase as a result of each of these guys depend on PPV and have relied on it as an integral a part of their enterprise up to now.

Eddie on one hand will say that they’re are horrible factor they usually’re lifeless, but when we take a look at his U.Okay. enterprise it’s principally all constructed on PPV.

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Oscar himself whereas he’s saying that boxing PPVs are lifeless is concurrently promoting an MMA PPV. So, the truth is, it’s a useful gizmo. It rewards the fighters for taking robust fights and it permits some fights to occur that wouldn’t in any other case occur with out that software. However it must be used sparingly.

Q

Adrien, has that been irritating for you that some individuals is probably not taking you significantly?

A. Broner

No disrespect however I don’t care in any respect about Mayweather and Pacquiao or some other fights individuals are speaking about. I’m targeted on Adrien Broner and Pacquiao. I’m targeted on getting this victory. After which I’m going to go to the drafting board with my staff and amplify strikes.

Q

Did you get an opportunity to see Pacquiao’s final struggle towards Lucas Matthysse? And in that case, what do you consider Pacquiao and the way his expertise have kind of translated now being 40?

A. Broner

Pacquiao’s a legend. He’ll all the time go down as the most effective within the boxing enterprise. However I simply really feel prefer it’s my time to take over this sport and I’m coming to take the throne from Pacquiao.

Q

I simply requested Manny on the earlier name what his prime 5 fights have been when it comes to preparation and diploma of problem. He listed about six or seven and the highest one was Oscar De La Hoya. You weren’t on the listing. What do you assume that claims about him and do you assume he’s in for a impolite awakening?

A. Broner

I’m simply focusing. I’m simply able to go in there and have a hell of an evening and begin a brand new chapter in my profession.

Q

Do you assume that your counter-punching means is the antidote to his fashion of velocity, leaping in, being aggressive?

A. Broner

It’ll undoubtedly play an enormous half however we’ve obtained extra in retailer to beat Pacquiao and I’ll present that January 19.

Q

What’s the distinction between the Adrien Broner who misplaced three fights and the one who’s going into this battle?

A. Broner

My dedication to the game. Individuals who have seen me would 100% vouch for me. I do know what’s at stake. A win over Pacquiao might take my profession someplace that I can solely dream of. So I’ve acquired to take it significantly and I simply actually really feel prefer it’s my time.

Q

What are the belongings you’re taking a look at in camp that provides you the arrogance that you could knock Manny out?

A. Broner

The knockout is sweet however I’m undoubtedly simply going for the win. I simply need to win, pointblank, interval. Everyone goes right into a battle eager to knockout. Who doesn’t need to knock somebody out? However, you recognize, issues will unravel on January 19.

Q

Do you assume that this can be a must-win struggle for you?

A. Broner

On the finish of the day, in case you’re a boxer, each struggle is a must-win struggle. You don’t ever need to go to a struggle making an attempt to lose.

As a competitor, as an athlete, once I put together, I’m going in to win. I’m making an attempt to win. It’s all the time a must-win state of affairs.

Q

I’m questioning what you understand the stakes to be whenever you ponder this and say to your self, “Okay, I’m going to beat Manny Pacquiao.”

A. Broner

I don’t take a look at that. Boxing is a sport the place you’ve obtained to go a struggle at a time. So, I’m targeted on Manny Pacquiao and after that we’ll take a look at different issues and different avenues.

Q

Are you able to converse to the truth that you say this struggle is for the ‘hood and the way necessary it’s to you to return out victorious?

A. Broner

The place I come from, man, we barely have seen somebody to return out and be on the prime degree the place I’m as we speak. In order that’s why I’m doing this for the ‘hood to offer again hope and present the younger youngsters that they will comply with their goals.

That motivates me to only go in there and do my greatest. We’re going to go in there and get the victory.