Adrien Broner celebrates his victory over Carlos Molina following their super lightweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Steve Marcus, Reuters
Former world champion Adrien Broner reiterated his desire for a fight against Filipino icon Manny Pacquiao after making a successful debut at the light-welterweight division on Saturday.
Broner rebounded from his first career loss by beating the overmatched Carlos Molina, although he had to overcome a difficult first couple of rounds to do so.
The brash American was shaken by an overhand right from Molina in the second round, but recovered, took control in the middle rounds, and cruised to a unanimous decision victory.
"I feel good. It was a comeback fight. I shook the cobwebs, looked good, and got the victory," Broner said, as quoted by Boxing Scene.
While acknowledging that he doesn't make his fights, Broner also expressed a readiness to fight the "Pacman."
"I'll fight anybody. I'd like to fight Pacquiao before he leaves,"” he said.
A bout against Broner is not entirely out of the question for Pacquiao, who has campaigned at welterweight (147 pounds) in the past few years but has recently stated that he will welcome a move to light-welterweight.
Pacquiao's trainer, Freddie Roach, also said the Filipino boxer was at his strongest at 140 pounds and is confident that the "Pacman" can still make that weight limit.