'I beat him': Defiant Broner insists he was in control against Pacquiao

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 20) — Adrien Broner refused to accept the outcome of his welterweight fight against Manny Pacquiao on Sunday at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

After the one-sided affair, Broner spoke confidently of what he thought was the outcome of the match with Showtime's Jim Gray.

"I beat him. Everybody who watched the fight knows I beat him," Broner said.

Two judges scored the fight 116-112, while another had it 117-111 all in favor of Pacquiao.

"I controlled the fight. He was missing and I hit him more," Broner said.

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Punch stats provided by ShoStats revealed that Pacquiao landed 112 out of his 568 punches. Broner, on the other hand, only connected on 50 out of 295 punches.

The Filipino boxer also had 82 power punches and 47 body shots. Broner had 39 power punches and landed only three body shots.

Fighting for the first time at the age of 40, Pacquiao showed that he can still slug it out with a younger boxer.

"I really don't believe my career is over. I proved it against Matthysse. I proved it again tonight," he said.

The boxing senator was also not surprised on Broner's claim that he should have won the fight.

"We cannot blame him. He's overwhelmed on the reaction of the fans. I'm sure he will review the fight and think about it," Pacquiao said.

The victory allowed Pacquiao to tally his 61st career win. He has seven losses and two draws. Broner, meanwhile, dropped his record to 33-4-1.