It turns out it was Manny Pacquiao who actually experienced robbery last weekend, not Adrien Broner.
Reports claimed on Sunday that the Filipino boxer’s area residence in Los Angeles was robbed while Pacquiao and his team were on their way home following a successful title-defense against his American challenger at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
— ARS Media Network (@ARSNewsTweets) January 20, 2019
Eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao showed the boxing world that he still has plenty of gas left in his tank after overwhelming Adrien Broner in an all-out war on Saturday night in Las Vegas.
At 40 years old, the Filipino champ stamped his class and dominated his American challenger in twelve rounds en route to a unanimous decision victory and to retain his WBA welterweight belt he captured in July.
The ringside judges scored 116-112, 117-111, and 116-112 all in favour of the Filipino athlete, who starred in his first boxing fight in the United States in almost two years. After the win, Pacquiao’s boxing record improved to 61-7-2 while Broner ended with a 33-4-1 win-loss slate.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) January 20, 2019
Adrien Broner has cried that he was robbed of the victory over the welterweight champion as he believes that he landed more punches during the 12-round contest. Everyone in the boxing world (except Broner) saw how “Pacman” completely dominated the fight, which left his challenger settling for counters and clinches to Pacquiao’s combos.
If there is someone who has the right to claim that he was robbed it was, in fact, the 40-year old Filipino champion.
ABS-CBN Sports, a media outlet in the Philippines, reported that burglars broke into his mansion in Los Angeles Hancock Park neighbourhood while “Pacman” was in Las Vegas for his title-retention bid against ‘The Problem.”
As Manny Pacquiao makes his way back to LA,Police are outside of his home. Apparently it’s been robbed while he was out in Vegas. Few of Manny’s advance security are now talking to investigators. pic.twitter.com/4ObQwjATVb
— Steve Angeles (@StevieAngeles) January 21, 2019
“Pacquiao’s house in Los Angeles’ Hancock Park neighbourhood was apparently broken into, while the Filipino boxer was in Las Vegas. Police on routine patrol found the door to the house open on Sunday night. The block has since been roped off, and Pacquiao’s staff has been making their way to the neighbourhood as investigators go through the house,” the report said.
His brother, Bobby Pacquiao, said that it was not the first time the house, which reportedly cost $3 million, was ransacked as a similar incident also happened years ago. Pacquiao and his team had to leave the mansion for one week to prepare for the Broner fight.
Fortunately, “nothing substantial was stolen” according to his US-based publicist Fred Sternburg.
He's 40 years old, but Manny Pacquiao has still got it.
And he wants a rematch with Floyd Mayweather 👀
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) January 20, 2019
The 40-year old boxer is now eyeing another dance with Floyd Mayweather Jr. following his unanimous decision victory last weekend.
“I feel so happy that I did my best in the fight. I thank God for this victory. The Manny Pacquiao journey will still continue. At the age of 40, I can still give my best.”
(Featured Image Source: Instagram/Manny Pacquiao and Twitter/Steve Angeles)