Eight-division boxing champion Manny Pacquiao is set to formally announce the WBA welterweight title defense against Adrien's "The Broner" issue at a US press tour next week, according to a boxing website.
The match, to be held on January 19, 2019, will be officially announced at a press conference on Monday (Tuesday Manila) in New York, according to the Boxing Scene.
This will be followed by another Pacquiao-Broner press conference on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time) in Los Angeles.
The Broner match is part of Pacquiao's attempt to get a vague rematch against Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Although he has only won 1 of his last three battles, Broner is widely regarded as Mayweather because of his similar style struggle.
The Philippine superstar has also signed with aggressive boxing consultant Al Haymon in an attempt to get the rematch done.
Pacquiao lost through a controversial decision to Mayweather in 2015.
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