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Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman are reportedly in “The fight” for a welterweight title fight this July. This intriguing fight will be huge for boxing fans across the world, Thurman will put his WBA titles on the line.
Boxing’s only eight-division world champion, Philippine Senator and regular WBA welterweight champion Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao returns to face undefeated Super WBA Welterweight Champion Keith “One Time” Thurman in a powerhouse 147-pound showdown live on Premier Boxing Champions on FOX Sports Pay-Per-View event on Saturday, July 20 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Pacquiao vs Thurman Live Stream is one of the best pounds for pound boxing to step foot on planet earth. Pacquiao’s list of achievements and awards is almost never-ending and at the age of 40, he is already seen as a boxing legend.
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 large part because there are champions in the prime of their careers who dodge the serious challenges.
Manny Pacquiao who’s now 40, recently outboxed Adrien Broner in January. The “Pac Man” has been appealing for a rematch against Floyd Mayweather once again, who doesn’t want a Mayweather paycheque these days? For now, though it appears Mayweather is not interested. A win here for Pacquiao might be enough to convince Mayweather to warrant a massive PPV breaking rematch.
Possessing speed, power, and tremendous boxing skills, Thurman represents the most dangerous challenger that the future Hall of Famer Pacquiao has faced in his recent ring appearances. This high-stakes match will firmly give the winner a claim for the top spot in one of boxing’s deepest and most talented divisions.
Keith Thurman is Pacquiao’s junior by 10 years, he also features an impressive resume but it is almost impossible to compare it to Pacquiao.
Pacquiao and Thurman are set to face off in January 2019 for the WBA welterweight title.
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.
Keith “The One” Thurman (29-0) is 10 years younger than Pacquiao, but styles make fights and we’ve seen Thurman have difficulty with certain southpaw boxers in the past – such as Luis Collazo. If Thurman beats Pacquiao he will unify all the WBA belts and cement his legacy as one of the great welterweights in boxing.
Preceding the pay-per-view is a FOX PBC Fight Night also taking place at MGM Grand that is headlined by undefeated IBF Super Middleweight World Champion Caleb “Sweet Hands’’ Plant making his first title defense against unbeaten contender Mike Lee.
Pacquiao is running headlong into the fire on July 20 in Las Vegas against Thurman, who is 29-0 with 22 knockouts and among the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world fight night.
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.
A win here for Thurman means he can set his sights on the winner of Spence vs. Porter once it’s confirmed by the end of 2019 or early 2020.
For Thurman, this fight is his opportunity to show that he is one of the world’s best welterweight boxers, and for Pacquiao, it is all about adding another win to his already lustrous career.
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.
Boxing Betting Odds: Manny Pacquiao vs. Keith Thurman
Manny Pacquiao: (+120)
Keith Thurman: (-150)
Betway is offering Keith Thurman at 4/6, with Manny Pacquiao at 6/5 and the draw listed at 18/1.
Meanwhile, MyBookie have Thurman at +135 and Pacquiao at +115
Pacquiao’s last fight was on 19th January 2019, he faced off against Adrien Broner. Pacquiao was his impressive self and he won the fight with a unanimous decision after 12 round and remains his WBA (Regular) welterweight title.
The bout will be Thurman’s second of the year, following a Jan. 26 wins 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.
Thurman’s last fight was on 26th January 2019 against American boxer Josesito Lopez. The fight went all 12 rounds and the judges disclose Thurman as the winner by majority decision.
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.”
won the fight with a unanimous decision after 12 round and remains his WBA (Regular) welterweight title. Thurman’s last fight was on 26th January 2019 against American boxer Josesito Lopez. The fight went all 12 rounds and the judges disclose Thurman as the winner by majority decision.
Manny Pacquiao’s fight stock has clearly risen from his loss to Jeff Horn in Australia back in 2015, he opens as +120 underdog which we expect drift over the coming weeks. It’s a huge risk for the Filipino legend who has never shied away from a challenge.