Manny Pacquiao is set to return to action against Adrien Broner on Saturday, January 19 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada in a bout that is being billed as “Return to Vegas.” It is Pacquiao’s first fight in Vegas since November 5, 2016, which was a unanimous decision victory over Jessie Vargas for the WBO welterweight title.
Pacquiao will be defending his WBA (regular) welterweight title which he won on July 15, 2018, with a TKO win over Lucas Matthysse when he enters the ring against Broner.
But ahead of their fight, Pacquiao has called on the help of an “angry translator” to help with his trash talk with his brash opponent.
Pacquiao brought in Michael Blackson, a comedian and actor who starred as “Angry African Man” in the 2000 comedy Next Friday, and the results were hilarious.
TMZ Sports shared an interview with Pacquiao which featured Blackson interrupting to say how “Pac-Man” really feels. He even threw in a nod to “Key & Peele” during the interview.
When Pacquiao was asked how he felt about Broner predicting a knockout win, he responded by saying: “That’s easy to say but hard to do.”
That’s when Blackson interjected: “We’re gonna fuck him up! Punch him in his eye! Kick him in his nuts! That short bitch is going down!”
There’s that and a whole lot more in the video below.
Pacquiao vs. Broner Viewing Information & Details
Date: Saturday, January 19
Time: 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena
Viewing Information: Showtime pay-per-view