Pacquiao vs Thurman Fight Preview Boxing fight times and TV schedule for July 20. Golden Boy DAZN Fights is back with a solid middleweight main event between prospect Quigley and veteran Johnson, a nice crossroads matchup. BLH will have live coverage of the Premier Boxing Champions.
*I’m sure there are a few of you who might think that at age forty the “Pac Man” (Manny Pacquiao) may be at the end of his road coming up against this younger undefeated world champion, Kieth Thurman.
But folks, after taking a look at him the other day at his media workout it looked to this writer that he might just give Thurman his hands full.
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Friday, July 19:-
ESPN+, 6:30 pm ET, Lopez-Nakatani prelims. Prospects in action, as always. BLH will have live coverage.
Among the couples who have a lot of properties in the Philippines are Sen. Manny Pacquiao and his wife, Jinkee Pacquiao.
They have a mansion in Forbes Park and it is only one of their many multi-million residential properties.
And that’s not to say that Thurman is someone that he can just walk right through on either. Both these guys are the perfect storm for each other possessing both power, skill, experience, and are well-seasoned veterans in the ring so anything is capable of happening.
Based on a report on Pep, the Pacquiao Mansion in Forbes Park is a 1,526-square-meter property and was initially owned by Lorenzo Tan, a banker. It was designed by Anton R. Mendoza, the designer of Two Roxas Triangle and the People’s Palace.
ESPN+, 10:00 pm ET, Teofimo Lopez vs Masayoshi Nakatani, Maxim Dadashev vs Subriel Matias. ESPN+ has the main fights again for this one. Both fights are eliminators so they matter in their divisions. With a win, Teofimo would be in line to face Richard Commey, which obviously Top Rank would like to do, then maybe work toward a full unification next year between Lopez and Vasiliy Lomachenko. All that is a promoter’s best-case scenario, of course. BLH will have live coverage.
But before I continue this I have to start off by talking about how the “Pac Man” has endured his long and illustrious career with all the ups and downs that came with it. Since first walking into Freddie Roach’s gym in Hollywood over some two decades ago when he was a nobody, to becoming the champion of twelve major boxing titles from the light flyweight all the way up to jr. middleweight champion.
Saturday, July 20:-
DAZN, 1:00 pm ET, Dillian Whyte vs Oscar Rivas, Dereck Chisora vs Artur Szpilka, Dave Allen vs David Price. The heavyweights are the focal point here, but cruiserweight Lawrence Okolie and Richard Riakporhe will also be in action.
Okolie will stay busy against TBA while Riakporhe faces Chris Billam-Smith. And there will be tiny little light heavyweights, too, as Charlie Duffield faces Dan Azeez. Whyte-Rivas is a significant fight at heavyweight, Chisora-Szpilka has a high chance of craziness, and Allen-Price is a good matchup for Allen, who is looking to become an unlikely contender. BLH will have live coverage.
He’s had a total of 70 fights that he’s gone through garnering 61 wins and 7 losses and two draws, with 39 coming by way of knockout. He’s gotten more awards and accolades than Carter has liver pills from Boxing Writers Association “Fighter Of The Year” 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2011. The ESPY’s Award, Ring Magazine title, (I could go on and on) and Ring Magazine Pound Per Pound Champ.
I mean folks, this guy is a huge attraction and a draw on pay per view and can fill up any arena. But with all that said, the fact of the matter is that he is at age forty and there are some who have questions as to whether he can still have a go with it in the ring at that age because this writer (who’s been hanging around this sport since 1982) has seen so many of a fighter continue to try and do it and mind you there have been some that have passed the litmus test and some that didn’t.
This gentleman doesn’t need the money (I don’t think) and also has a professional career outside the ring in politics so why take the risk you might ask? Well, it all boils down to the real love that he has for the sport because he certainly doesn’t have to prove anything in my humble opinion.
ESPN+, 3:00 pm ET, Michael McKinnon vs Evgeny Pavko. An MTK show from Brentwood, going head-to-head with a much more important show in London.
FOX, 7:00 pm ET, Caleb Plant vs Mike Lee, Efe Ajagba vs Ali Eren Demirezen. The plant is defending his IBF 168-pound title against Notre Dame Subway. Ajagba is a rising heavyweight and a potential star in the division, but Demirezen will look to prove he can be the same. Both are unbeaten and can crack. This FOX broadcast leads into the Pacquiao-Thurman PPV. BLH will have live coverage.
Keith Thurman on the other hand, a much younger man and undefeated world champion wants to show the world that he can’t be beaten no matter who’s in front of him and is determined to show the world that he deserves to be considered the real welterweight king and on Saturday, July 20 he’ll have that opportunity. As I always say, we’ll see what happens as this one takes place live on Fox pay per view from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
PPV, 9:00 pm ET, Manny Pacquiao vs Keith Thurman, Yordenis Ugas vs Omar Figueroa Jr, Sergey Lipinets vs John Molina, Luis Nery vs Juan Carlos Payano. Manny is back, and at 40, any time could be the last time. He’s a true living legend, an icon of the sport, and still a legit contender at 147. I think this matchup with Thurman is a terrific one, with Pacquiao looking to prove he can still compete at the truly top-level, and Thurman, to a lesser extent, kinda has to do the same.
And for those of you who might not have the chance to see that one be sure to watch Caleb Plant defend his super middleweight title against undefeated Mike Lee on the same day telecast live on Fox Sports.
“When the tide goes out, that’s when you’ll find out who’s been swimming naked”- Warren Buffett
The undercard won’t blow anyone away, I don’t expect, but it’s got an action star bantamweight (Nery) in against a solid opponent, Lipinets looking to keep winning against the always-tough Molina, and a potentially fascinating style matchup between Ugas and Figueroa, who really couldn’t be more different. If you’re looking for an online PPV option, FITE TV will have the show. BLH will have live coverage.