“One Time vs Pacman Fight” MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas Nevada 20th Jun 2019.
One Time vs Pacman Fight online Boxing game watch Eight division world champion, and one of the sport’s top stars, Manny Pacquiao challenges WBA (super) welterweight champion Keith Thurman on July 20 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas in what has the potential to be the fight of the year.
It turns out the rumors about Manny Pacquiao not fighting Keith Thurman Jr. were false.
Premier Boxing Champions announced Saturday that Pacquiao will square off with Thurman on July 20 for the WBA world welterweight championship.
There is no way a 40-year-old legend looking to squeeze in an extra paycheck or two would ever willingly choose to fight someone like Keith Thurman. Heck, boxing is in the state it’s in in large part because there are champions in the prime of their careers who dodge the serious challenges.
One Time vs Pacman Fight online Boxing game watch The reason Manny Pacquiao has been so beloved over the years is the same reason we’re so grateful to first responders whenever there is a fire. While everyone else is running away, they’re the ones running toward the flames.
WBA ‘regular’ Welterweight Champion, future Hall-of-Famer and boxing icon Manny Pacquiao will attempt to unify the WBA titles on July 20 when he takes on the undefeated WBA ‘Super’ champ Keith Thurman. While he prepares, Pacquiao will be without someone who has proven to be valuable to the preparation for his last three fights.
Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs), the WBA (regular) welterweight champion, fought in January and dominated Adrien Broner to win by a lopsided decision. The senator from the Philippines showed up to the Errol Spence Jr.-Mikey Garcia fight in March and even stepped inside the ring at the request of Spence, who was pushing for a fight with the legend.
Earlier this week, Sean Gibbons, an adviser to Pacquiao, disputed reports an agreement had been made for this fight, per Dan Rafael:
“July 13 or July 20 is possible. The Senator is still working out his political duties here before making a final decision but is looking to returning to the ring in July. After the May 13 elections, the Senator will get in serious conversations to move to close a fight. Until he gets done with elections he is not committed to anything.”
One Time vs Pacman Fight online Boxing game watch The men, each of whom holds a version of the WBA welterweight title, will meet in the main event of a Fox Sports pay-per-view in sort of an unofficial opening round of a Premier Boxing Champions welterweight tournament.
Pacquiao’s main sparring partner and Top-10 ranked (WBO and IBF) lightweight contender George Kambosos Jr. will not be in camp with the eight-division champion for the upcoming bout. Kambosos Jr. and Pacquiao both worked with strength and conditioning coach (Pacquiao) trainer (Kambosos) Justin Fortune. However, the 25-year-old Australian parted ways with Fortune this week and will now be preparing for his upcoming bout on June 7 in Athens, Greece in Davie, Florida with his new trainer Javiel Centeno. Kambosos informed me of the switch via text on Tuesday.
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“I chose Keith Thurman because he’s undefeated and I want to prove that at age 40 I can still beat a great fighter like Keith,” Pacquaio said at a press conference to formally announce the fight.
Pacquiao (61-7, two draws) must have felt confident about where things stand with the upcoming election in the Philippines to officially sign the contract.
July 20 will mark Pacquiao’s first appearance since a unanimous-decision win over Adrien Broner in January to retain the WBA welterweight title. Pac-Man is just 7-4 in his last 11 fights dating back to 2012.
Thurman (29-0, one no-contest) defeated Josesito Lopez by majority decision on Jan. 26. It was his first match in nearly two years due to various injuries, including undergoing elbow surgery in May 2017.
How Thurman caught Pacquiao’s eye
Though it hasn’t been officially announced yet, IBF champion Errol Spence Jr. will face WBC champion Shawn Porter in August. The obvious next fight after that would be for the Pacquiao-Thurman winner to meet the Spence-Porter winner for welterweight supremacy.
The bout will be Thurman’s second of the year, following a Jan. 26 win over Josesito Lopez in which he looked more vulnerable than he has at any point. Because of a series of injuries and getting married, Thurman fought just once in 2016 and once in 2017 and not at all in 2018.
It was that March 4, 2017, bout that captured Pacquiao’s attention, and is why he opted to fight Thurman first among that group of PBC welterweights.
“I liked the way he fought against Danny Garcia,” Pacquiao said. “I thought his style would match up well with mine. We are going to give the fans a great fight and an exciting night.”
Fortune had originally been the link between Pacquiao and Kambosos. However, with Fortune and Kambosos severing ties and the latter moving his training camp to the United States, he won’t be accessible to Pacquiao for the Thurman fight, at the very least, and most likely not again in the future. Pacquiao and Kambosos weren’t just sparring partners; the two men became close since the latter joined the legend’s camp for the fight against Jeff Horn in July 2017.
Thurman (29-0, one no-contest, 22 KOs) made a triumphant return to the ring after a 22-month layoff due to injuries, one week after Pacquiao beat Broner, and defeated a game Josesito Lopez by unanimous decision.
Thurman is rarely in a dull fight. He’s a multi-faceted fighter with plenty of power, and loves to attack. Pacquiao became one of the most beloved fighters in the sport’s history for his willingness to take on anyone and then engage them in all-out battles.
Kambosos also helped Pacquiao prepare for his wins over Lucas Matthysse and Adrien Broner. The absence of Kambosos could be felt from a technical and chemistry standpoint. In the end, it may not have much of an impact on the outcome. Pacquiao had already competed professionally 67 times before he began working with Kambosos.
“Pacquiao wants a challenge, and I’m very grateful to be sharing a ring with a legend,” Thurman also said at the presser. “If you understand boxing history, you know that times change. I believe boxing is in a new era. Come July 20, Pacquiao will disappear. He’ll always be remembered in the sport, but I’m doing to Manny Pacquiao, what he did to Oscar De La Hoya.”
Thurman looked somewhat vulnerable against Lopez, and was hurt for perhaps the first time in his career in a bout that was little more than a tune-up. He was expected to cruise to victory, but found himself in a gut check down the stretch.
Thurman presents the most stringent test to date for Pacquiao since he lost to Floyd Mayweather Jr., back in May 2015.
Pacquiao, though, expects to see a vastly different opponent in front of him in July.
“I would say Keith Thurman has looked rusty in the past,” he said. “I do not think that will be an issue when we fight because he has already fought once this year. I anticipate an action fight from him.”
Can “One Time” prove to the world how great he is and show the Flipino icon that there’s a new era upon us? Or does “Pac-Man” defy “Father Time” and prove he still has plenty to offer at the age of 40?
There is lingering disappointment in boxing that Spence isn’t fighting Terence Crawford, the WBO champion and the only one of the four who isn’t signed with the PBC. Crawford and Spence are 1-2 on the Yahoo Sports pound-for-pound list and coming off dominating victories, Crawford over Amir Khan and Spence over Mikey Garcia.
When is the Manny Pacquiao vs. Keith Thurman fight?
Manny Pacquiao vs. Keith Thurman commences on Saturday, July 20. The main card begins at 9 p.m. ET, while Pacquiao and Thurman are expected to make the walk to the ring for the main event at around 11:30 p.m.
Welterweight, though, is an unusually deep division with good fights to be made.
It’s still tough to know that Crawford-Spence, a fight that could be the Sugar Ray Leonard-Thomas Hearns of our time, may not happen until 2020 for no reason other than promotional differences, but it’s hard not to be thrilled by a Pacquiao-Thurman match.
And while there is plenty of justification for the notion that Thurman no longer has the passion that once fueled his rise to the top, he’s still only 30 and hasn’t been in a lot of hard fights.
The Pacquiao vs. Thurman fight can be seen on Fox Sports PPV. The price of the pay-per-view has not yet been announced.
Where is the Pacquiao vs. Thurman fight?
Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman will fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Pacquiao competes at the venue for the 15th time, while Thurman fights there for the fifth time.
Manny Pacquiao vs. Keith Thurman betting odds
According to Keith Thurman opened as a -150 favorite, which means you’ll need to bet $150 to win $100. Meanwhile, Pacquiao is a +133 underdog, meaning if you bet $100, you could win $133
- Name: Manny Pacquiao
- Nationality: Flipino
- Born: December 17, 1978
- Height: 5-5 ½
- Reach: 67″
- Total fights: 70
- Record: 61-7-2 with 39 knockouts
Keith Thurman record and bio
- Name: Keith Thurman
- Nationality: American
- Born: November 23, 1988
- Height: 5-7 ½
- Reach: 69″
- Total fights: 29
- Record: 28-0 with one no contest and 23 knockouts
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