Pacquiao vs. Thurman full fight will square-off in a welterweight world title attraction Live Stream that headlines a PBC on FOX Sports Pay-Per-View in Las Vegas event beginning PPV Showtime full fight at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
Pacquiao vs Thurman full fight now official that Manny Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs) and Keith Thurman (29-0, 22 KOs) will be fighting at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight was already announced, but the venue wasn’t official until today. The fight will be shown on Fox Sports pay-per-view.
The battle between WBA “Regular” Welterweight Champion Manny Pacquiao and WBA Super World Welterweight titleholder Keith Thurman is the undeniable draw for the July 20 card at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, but the fight will be preceded by a pretty strong undercard.
The reaction to this fight being put on PPV is a mixed one from fans, who don’t like the idea of paying to see a 40-year-old Pacquiao, who has lost a few steps and hasn’t beaten a good fighter in many years. Pacquiao’s recent wins have come against shot fighters Adrien Broner and Lucas Matthysse. Both were good talents in their day, but neither of them is anywhere close to what they were in their primes. Thurman, 30, has fought just once in the past two years in his unimpressive win over 34-year-old Josesito Lopez on January 26.
Pacquiao vs Thurman full fight After a spirited and impressive performance against Jose Uzcategui to capture the IBF title in January, Plant is set for his first world title defense against Chicago’s Mike Lee. Both men are undefeated as professionals, and this should be an entertaining scrap.
The undercard for the Pacquiao vs. Thurman card is a work in progress. As of now, these are the rights that are being talked about:
Molina Jr. (30-8, 24 KOs) is coming off of a controversial 10 round unanimous decision loss to former WBC lightweight champion Omar Figueroa Jr. (28-0-1, 19 KOs) on February 16. A lot of boxing fans felt that the 36-year-old Molina Jr. had done enough to deserve the victory over the 29-old Figueroa Jr.
Fresh off a controversial loss to Shawn Porter in his last fight, Ugas climbs into the ring with former world champion Omar Figueroa Jr. The latter is trying to regain momentum after long periods of inactivity. Figueroa Jr. is still undefeated at 28-0-1. In his last bout, he scored a unanimous-decision victory over John Molina Jr. A win would potentially elevate him into the conversation amongst the next tier of welterweights signed with Premier Boxing Champions.
In this case, the judges gave the win to the younger fighter Figueroa Jr., who arguably represents the future still to a certain extent. Figueroa’s career hasn’t taken off the way some people thought it would due to his hand problems. Molina has lost five times in the last five years in defeats to Terence Crawford, Lucas Matthysse, Adrien Broner, Figueroa Jr., and Humberto Soto. The good news is Molina Jr. is getting beaten only by the quality guys that he’s been facing. Still, it’s not a good sign that Molina Jr. hasn’t shown the ability to beat some of the guys he’s been facing lately.
Speaking of Figueroa Jr., he’s being talked out as one of the names for the Pacquiao-Thurman undercard in a fight against recent welterweight world title challenger Yordenis Ugas (23-4, 11 KOs). The Cuban talent Ugas, 32, recently lost to WBC welterweight champion Shawn Porter by a questionable 12 round split decision on March 9 in Carson, California. In looking at that fight, it’s difficult to know what the judges were thinking that scored the match to Porter, because Ugas got the better of the action in each round, and looked like the better fighter of the two.
Thurman full fight At one point, I thought Figueroa might be a good opponent for Pacquiao, but the legend and PBC had sights set higher. If Figueroa were to pull off a win against Ugas, it would go a long way toward raising his stock.
It was a good performance by Ugas. He walked the smaller Porter down the entire fight, punishing him both on the inside and the outside. It was surprising that Ugas was able to overpower Porter in close. This wasn’t the first fight in which Porter decided to play it safe on the outside. He did the same thing in his close win over Adrian Granados in November 2017. The 31-year-old Porter is starting to show signs of aging. If he doesn’t raise his game for his unification fight against IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. later this year, he’s going to get stopped.
Lipinets is a man with some positive momentum. He scored a thrilling stoppage victory over the rugged Lamont Peterson in March, which led to the latter’s retirement. He’s not drawing an elite fighter in Molina, but one who is experienced and who has been in with many of the top names in the division.
Pacquiao full fight This could turn out to be a bit of a showcase fight for Lipinets against an opponent who hasn’t been hard to hit throughout his career. However, Molina can take a shot, and he has power. Lipinets never backs down from a slugfest, so this one could be another brawl.
The two main-eventers met face-to-face for a presser on Wednesday in Los Angeles. While there is evident respect between the two men, Thurman made it known, he plans on stopping Pacquiao. It’s also clear, Pacquiao is motivated by taking on a challenge from a man 10 years his junior whom everyone seems to believe will beat him.
Pacquiao is unlike anyone we’ve seen in the sport, so he’s a hard fighter to count out–even when all signs point to a defeat. That makes the fight all the more compelling, and the respectable undercard doesn’t hurt the overall broadcast.