Pacquiao, returning to fight in the United States for the first time in two years and for the first time since his recent signing with adviser Al Haymon's Premier Boxing Champions, will defend his secondary welterweight world title against former four-division titlist Broner on January 19 in the main event of a Showtime PPV card (9 p.m. ET) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
"It's a big opportunity to have a fight in America", Pacquiao said.
"I chose Broner, because I believe we can have a good fight and entertain the fans - we cannot underestimate him (Broner)", Pacquiao said.
Pacquiao captured a secondary welterweight crown - Keith Thurman is the WBA's Super champion - by stopping Lucas Matthysse in the seventh round of their fight in Kuala Lumpur in July.
Pacquiao, with 60 wins and 39 KOs against 7 defeats and 2 draws, holds the record of eight.
Broner, who is 0-1-1 in his past two fights, promised a top-flight effort. Despite Pacquiao's age and Broner's inconsistency, their fight is expected to do well financially due to the personal brands of both and the competitive nature of the matchmaking which pairs a faded legend against an underachieving star.
Broner is fresh off an entertaining majority draw against Vargas in April which featured a much more focused version of the fighter who lost a lifeless and wide decision to Mikey Garcia nine months earlier.
'But I'm here to f*** him up, I ain't going to lie'. I am willing to find other fighters to fight, too, I am available to fight at 140, 147. Im gonna beat your (expletive) ass, you worry about Floyd, hes already beat you brother.. "So I have to make sure I'm 100-percent conditioned in the fight". He fightin' me. I'm about to beat your m--f--ing ass and he's anxious about Floyd?
"Of course, things he's done in the game are unbelievable".
This will be an exciting fight between a young flamboyant challenger and an aging champion who wants to prove he still has what it takes to hang with the very best in the welterweight division. I talk s-- and play, but I know come January 19 I got to be on top of my s--, though.
Broner, from Cincinnati, is 33-3-1 with 24 knockouts. "I have a lot of fighters in the Philippines and now they'll have a chance to fight under Al Haymon Promotions". We know he can go out and go to sleep. "I'll hit the jackpot overnight".