MANNY Pacquiao will start doing light training on Wednesday to prepare for his January title fight against former world champion Adrien Broner in Las Vegas.
The 39-year-old Filipino boxing great is expected to undergo roadwork around his Dasmarinas abode in Makati and gear up for a two-month training before his anticipated ring return against Broner.
The 12-round match, which could be held either on January 12 or 19, will have Pacquiao staking his World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight title belt.
But the Filipino senator appeared to be leaning toward the fight being held on the 12th since the Senate is set to resume its first session for 2019 on January 14.
Pacquiao started his buildup a day after he formalized his partnership with manager-advisor Al Haymon of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC).
The Broner fight is the first in a number of bouts Pacquiao will be appearing in what PBC said ‘would be the remainder of his illustrious career.’
Pacquiao will promote all of his coming fights under his own MP Promotions in partnership with Haymon, a known close associate of the unbeaten Floyd Mayweather.
“I’m very excited about his new chapter in my career and I’m looking forward to a fresh start. I’m reinvigorated by the prospects of bringing new fighters under the MP Promotions banner,” said Pacquiao in a released statement.
“My team will closely work with Al Haymon for the remainder of my career to deliver the most anticipated fights with the top PBC fighters. Those are the fights the fans want to see and the ones I want to have to close out my career."