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Manny Pacquiao not overlooking Adrien Broner for Mayweather

Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao is not overlooking Adrien Broner despite talks of a rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr percolating.

Pacquiao is in Los Angeles this week to train and meet with the media ahead of his fight with Broner at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Jan. 19. He was asked by a reporter about the drama surrounding Broner ahead of the fight and said he is not focusing on that.

“I’m not taking this fight lightly. I don’t listen to any gossip about Adrien Broner, I just focus on my training,” Pacquiao said. “I want to be in 100 percent condition and ready for the fight on January 19.”

Pacquiao attended Tuesday night’s Clippers home game for Filipino Heritage Night. Mayweather was also there, and the two exchanged pleasantries. That led to a question about a potential fight with Mayweather.

“My plan is to take it one fight at a time. I can’t talk about future fights until I do what I have to on January 19. You can ask me again after this one,” Pacquiao said Thursday.

Prior to his New Year’s Eve exhibition with Tenshin Nasukawa, there was talk that Mayweather would have one fight before a rematch with Pacquiao. That seems to be the direction we’re heading.

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