Boxing legend manny pacquiao is said to return to the united state in January to defend his secondary welterweight world title against Adrien Broner. The fight is been scheduled for January 12 or 19 in Las Vegas 

Although it was not made public or formally announced, Pacquiao signed about two weeks ago with adviser Al Haymon, the Premier Boxing Champions founder who controls several name welterweights, including Broner as well as world titleholders Errol Spence Jr., Shawn Porter and Keith Thurman.”

“Haymon also works with Floyd Mayweather and should Pacquiao defeat Broner, it would set him up for a potential spring rematch with Mayweather.”

Pacquiao has gone 3-1 since losing to Mayweather in 2015, with his only loss being a controversial defeat to Jeff Horn. His last fight in the U.S. was in November of 2016, when he won a welterweight world title from Jessie Vargas in Las Vegas via decision. Broner (33-3-1, 24 KOs), 29, is 0-1-1 in his past two fights, including a decision loss to Mikey Garcia in July 2017 and a draw with Vargas in April.