Round-by-round action from Pacquiao vs. Broner

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Can Manny Pacquiao make it 61 wins when he faces Adrien Broner on Saturday? We have all you need to know to follow the action, and a live blog of the four-fight pay-per-view card.

Hugo Ruiz def. Alberto Guevara via unanimous decision

Round 10: Ruiz is coming forward and presses Guevara to the ropes. He throws two big hooks and a big shot to the body, but he allows Guevara to go low and tie him up again. Ruiz is landing some great combos, but he’s just missing that extra bit of follow-through. Guevara spends most of this room circling, avoiding the knockout punch — he knows he’s lost virtually every round thus far. Nothing big lands for either as the fight ends. This one was all Ruiz.

Round 9: Hook to the body from Guevara, and Ruiz responds with a one-two over the top. Right hook over the top from Ruiz is ducked, and they tie up. Ruiz gets Guevara into the corner and throws a series of left hooks to the body, extremely hard shots. Guevara gets out of the corner. Short right hand over the top from Guevara.

Round 8: Left jab over the top for Ruiz followed by a big right to the body. Short right hand counter for Guevara as Ruiz wings a big hook. Guevara comes in for a jab, and Ruiz lands a counter right of his own. And repeat exactly what just happened, with Guevara landing a short counter right when they get in tight spaces. Heavy left hand to the body for Ruiz, who also just misses with a hard left uppercut.

Round 7: Guevara comes forward with the jab, but Ruiz quickly unloads, landing a hook to the body and connecting with some jabs of his own. Ruiz continues to walk down Guevara, but he lets him out. Every time he corners him, he lets him out. Jab to the body from Ruiz. Left uppercut from Ruiz followed by a right jab lands for Ruiz. Hard right over the top grazes Guevara as the round ends.

Round 6: Left uppercut from from Ruiz to start, and a one-two to the body. Ruiz is sort of keeping Guevara in this one despite clearly having the skill and tools to stop this fight. He’s not fighting with much urgency, but then again, neither is Guevara. Big left hook from Ruiz misses as Guevara circles away. One-two over the top from Ruiz connects, and they tie up. Right hand over the top lands for Guevara, and a short jab.

Round 5: Ruiz’s biggest issue through four rounds is that he’s doing a poor job of cutting off the ring — Guevara is escaping to his right every time without issues. After about a minute where nobody lands much, Ruiz has a low blow on Guevara, and the fight is briefly stopped. Double jab from Ruiz when they resume. They both connect on hard body shots as they tie up. Huge overhand right from Ruiz misses.

Round 4: Ruiz comes out very fast, winging a left hook to the body and two big right hands over the top, though Guevara avoids the latter two shots. After they tie up briefly, Ruiz fires off a four-punch combo, with the finishing left hook just missing, and it was the most deadly shot. Left hand lands up top for Ruiz. Hard body shot from Ruiz. Ruiz steps right into a stiff jab from Guevara, and eats a follow-up punch that did some damage from Guevara. Left jab from Ruiz.

Round 3: Left straight from Guevara lands up high, but Ruiz responds with a vicious left hook to the body. Guevara fires off two big right hands, but Ruiz avoids both. It’s a slow round this time around. Ruiz backs Guevara into the corner but can’t do much with the positioning.

Round 2: Guevara comes out swinging in the second round, but Ruiz is such a powerful puncher that he’s quickly backed up. Ruiz connects with multiple hard body shots and Guevara looks overmatched here. Ruiz continues to control the pace and Guevara just isn’t able to land much.

Round 1: Ruiz comes out with the aggression, and lands a hard right hook early. Guevara sneaks through his guard and lands a short uppercut, but eats a one-two from Ruiz and is dropped to the mat early in the first round. They tie up and are separated, with Ruizl nading some very hard body shots in the process. Guevara doesn’t really get any good shots in over the first round, save for the short uppercut right before he went down.

Hello! We’re here for the Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner live blog. We’ll have round-by-round coverage of the four-fight pay-per-view card. The current round and bout will always be at the top of this article, while previous rounds and bouts, as well as a list of results on Saturday, can be found below. We’ll be rolling once the first fight gets underway not long after 9 p.m. ET!

Pacquiao vs. Broner fight card results

Welterweight: Manny Pacquiao (60-7-2) vs. Adrien Broner (33-3-1)
Bantamweight: Rau’shee Warren (16-2) vs. Nordine Oubaali (14-0)
Featherweight: Badou Jack (22-1-3) vs. Marcus Browne (22-0)
Featherweight: Hugo Ruiz def. Alberto Guevara via unanimous decision

Pacquiao vs. Broner fight card results (untelevised)

Lightweight: George Kambosos Jr. def. Rey Perez via unanimous decision
Welterweight: Jonathan Steele def. Jayar Inson via split decision
Super featherweight: Desmond Jarmon def. Canton Miller via majority decision
Welterweight: Destyne Butler def. David Payne via unanimous decision
Cruiserweight: Viddal Riley def. Mitchell Spangler via TKO

Four titles will be on the line for the four-fight pay-per-view boxing card presented by Showtime on Saturday. In the main event, legendary boxer Manny Pacquiao will once again don the gloves as he tries to get his 61st win as a professional. He’ll be facing Adrien Broner for Pacquiao’s WBA world welterweight championship.

Saturday’s card begins at 9 p.m. ET with an estimated walkout time of around 12 a.m. for the main event. It will be broadcast live on Showtime pay-per-view, and live streamed online via Showtime. The card is supported by three other title bouts and three other undefeated competitors, as well as some other big names.

For the vacant WBC world bantamweight championship, Rau’shee Warren (16-2) will face Nordine Oubaali (14-0). Fan favorite Badou Jack (22-1-3) will face Marcus Browne (22-0) for the vacant WBC silver light heavyweight belt. The card will open with a bout between Alberto Guevara and Hugo Ruiz (38-4) for the interim WBA featherweight title.

Jhack Tepora was originally scheduled to face Hugo Ruiz in the pay-per-view opener, but Tepora came in so overweight that Ruiz will instead face Alberto Guevara.

There will be a five-fight undercard that will not be aired as part of the preview, but there are some notables on it, including George Kambosos Jr., Rey Perez and more.

Pacquiao has won three of his past five bouts dating back to his May 2015 loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr., and is coming off a seventh-round TKO victory over Lucas Matthysse. Jeff Horn bested him prior to that, in a very narrow decision victory.

Broner is coming off a loss to Mikey Garcia and a draw against Jessie Vargas. Prior to that, he had won six of his past seven bouts, and sorely needs a win to stay in the upper echelon of boxing at this stage of his career.

Below is all you need to know to follow the action on Saturday. We will have live, round-by-round coverage of the action when the card gets underway.

How to watch Pacquiao vs. Broner

Date: Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019

Location: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nev.

Time: 9 p.m. ET

TV: Showtime pay-per-view

Online Streaming: Showtime

Odds: Pacquiao is favored at -300 at the time of writing, per OddsShark.

Pacquiao vs. Broner fight card (PPV)

Welterweight: Manny Pacquiao (60-7-2) vs. Adrien Broner (33-3-1)
Bantamweight: Rau’shee Warren (16-2) vs. Nordine Oubaali (14-0)
Featherweight: Badou Jack (22-1-3) vs. Marcus Browne (22-0)
Featherweight: Hugo Ruiz (38-4) vs. Alberto Guevara (27-3)

Pacquiao vs. Broner fight card (untelevised)

Lightweight: George Kambosos Jr. (15-0) vs. Rey Perez (24-10)
Welterweight: Jayar Inson (18-1) vs. Jonathan Steele (8-2-1)
Super featherweight: Desmond Jarmon (7-0) vs. Canton Miller (3-1-1-)
Welterweight: Destyne Butler (4-0) vs. David Payne (3-1-1)
Cruiserweight: Viddal Riley (1-0) vs. Mitchell Spangler (0-0)

Card notes:

Pacquiao vs. Broner is for Pacquiao’s WBA world welterweight title
Warren vs. Oubaali is for vacant WBC world bantamweight title
Jack vs. Browne is for vacant WBC silver light heavyweight title

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