LAS VEGAS – Manny Pacquiao and Adrien Broner spent most of this week making jokes and smiling while promoting their fight.
Both boxers were standing, as they watched one on the other Friday afternoon with a weight, in which they took out thousands of fans at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Pacquiao finally broke a smile before separating from paths.
Moments before, the 40-year-old Pacquiao entered the National Commission of the State of Nevada at 146 pounds for his main Showtime Pay-Per-View event on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Broner, 29, weighed at 146½ pounds, half pound below the welterweight limit of 147.
Pacquiao of the Philippines (60-7-2, 39 KOs) appears as approximately a 3-1 favorite over the Cincinnati Broner (33-3-1, 24 KOs, 1 NC) in the MGM Grand sports book. Wrestling for the WBA World Welterweight title, Pacquiao won when defeating Lucas Matthysse (39-5, 36 KOs, 1 NC) in the seventh round of his last fight, on July 15 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.