It’s on tonight! Pacquiao vs Broner in 2019’s first major bout of the year! Here is how Punchline staff and special guests feel about the bout! It should be a good one!
Kelly Pavlik– I got Pac, I guess? There is too many scenarios in this fight.
James Dominguez– Broner by split decision
Simon Ruvalcaba– Pacquiao by close decision. I almost wanna pick a draw, and full disclosure, I went to a sports book last night and I did put $5 on the 20-1 odds of being a draw. However, put a gun to my head and force me to pick a winner, I’ll go Pacquaio. I think first half of the fight will be Pac, Broner finishes the stronger fighter and the decision goes to Manny with a strong argument to be made for Broner.
Amy Green– Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision. I believe he will be able to outbox Broner. The time for a rugged Pacquiao is gone, so no hope for a huge KO.
Daymon Martinez– Pac Unanamous Decision
Bobby Sanchez– I’m going with Broner on a stoppage…yeah I said it!
Alicia Taylor– Undecided
Chris Henderson– I’m picking Pacquiao to win a unanimous decision and possibly become the first man to stop Broner late in the fight.
Clare Burke– Pacquiao
Joey Gilbert– Pacquiao
Arnulfo Bravo– Pacquiao
About the Editor
Army Veteran and former Professional Boxer Simon Ruvalcaba started boxing at the age of ten and Had a 71 fight amateur career which featured a 139 lbs. 1998 8th U.S. Army Boxing Championship out of Camp Casey, Korea and a spot on the prestigious Army Boxing Team at Fort Hood, TX. After a journeyman pro career of 18 fights, which included sparring sessions with many champions and contenders including Julio Cesar Chavez and Pernell “Sweat Pea” Whitaker, Simon started writing and has contributed to many publications and websites including fighthype.com, pound4pound.com, Tahoe Daily Tribune (South Lake Tahoe, CA), Nevada Appeal (Carson City, NV) and also writes a monthly boxing column for Tahoeonstage.com. He has also been the Boxing Instructor for Ken Shamrock and The Lions Den and was UFC star Paige VanZant’s first boxing coach!
Born and Raised in South Lake Tahoe, California he now resides in Sun Valley, Nevada and spends as much time as possible with his Son Gabriel! Beyond boxing, Simon is an all around sports fanatic and is passionate about the teams that he roots for!