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MANILA, Philippines – Keith Thurman better back his words up against Manny Pacquiao when he takes on the Filipino icon exactly one month from now.
Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe warned the undefeated Thurman that beating an aging Pacquiao is still easier said than done.“Keith Thurman is starting in the fight talking lots of trash so he’s got to live up to that word,” Ellerbe said in a video by Fighthype.
Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman (29-0, 22 KOs) will beat WBA ‘regular’ welterweight champion Manny ‘Pac-Man’ Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs) on July 20th, according to promoter Bob Arum. The Top Rank head boss Arum, who used to promote Pacquiao for many years, sees him as being too old at 40 to deal with the youth and size of the 30-year-old Thurman in their fight on Fox Sports Pay-Per-View.
The first major boxing event of 2019 takes place on Jan. 19 when Manny Pacquiao defends his WBA (regular) welterweight against Adrien Broner from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
“But he’s fighting a straight dog in Manny Pacquiao who’s at 40 years old. To even be having a conversation that can a 40-year old beat a 30-year old, that tells you what kind of level of respect that the fans have for Manny Pacquiao and the accomplishments that he has,” he added.
Thurman, who holds the WBA “super” welterweight title, has been running his mouth about how he plans to send Pacquiao packing after their July 20 clash at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas (July 21 Manila time).
Arum isn’t the only one that views Pacquiao as being too old to get the job done. Many fighters, boxing fans and members of the media think the Filipino star is too advanced in years for him to beat WBA Super World welterweight champion. Although Arum wasn’t enthralled at the performance Thurman put in last January against Josesito Lopez, he expects him to put in a better effort against Pacquiao. Arum blames Thurman’s mediocre performance on him having bee out of action for two years before the fight.
Pacquiao, (60-7-2, 39 KOs) boxing’s only eight-division world champion, notched his first stoppage win over 8 1/2 years in his last time out in July when he defeated Lucas Matthysse in the seventh round to capture the WBA belt. It had been rumored that Pacquiao would be meeting Floyd Mayweather once again after a social media post of the two legends in Tokyo went viral last in September. Instead, Mayweather took an exhibition bout against Tenshin Nasukawa on New Year’s Eve and has vowed to remain retired, so Pacquiao shifted his focus to Broner.
Even Pacquiao himself is not amused with Thurman’s trash-talking and said it will serve as his motivation to win.
Ellerbe, for his part, is intrigued by the bout.
Even at 40 years old, Pacquiao, the WBA’s “regular” 147-pound titlist, is still a tough nut to crack. He has proven it in his last two fights when he stopped Lucas Matthysse last year and routed Adrien Broner earlier this year.
“Manny Pacquiao is 40-years-old, and when you get to that age, you’re not the same fighter as you were 30-years-old, the early 30s or mid-30s,” Arum said to J Calderon Boxing Talk in discussing the Pacquiao vs. Keith Thurman fight on July 20. “Pacquiao, he fought so many fights for us [Top Rank Boxing]; he’s always been a gutty guy, but he’s not the biggest guy in the world. I think Thurman is going to benefit from the fight that he had [against Josesito Lopez on January 26]. He was off two years. He didn’t look too good with Lopez, but I think he’s much better than that. If Thurman fights the way he had been, then I don’t think Pacquiao will have much of a chance,” Arum said.
After winning three consecutive fights, the last two fights for Broner (33-3-1, one no contest, 24 KOs) have been shaky. The former four-division world champion got decimated by Mikey Garcia, losing a lopsided decision in July 2017. He followed that up with a draw against Jessie Vargas in April. Vargas won the first half of the fight with Broner making a strong run in the second half. Pundits were split on who won. Negotiations for a rematch went nowhere as Vargas went on to sign a deal to fight on DAZN.
Thurman (29-0, with 22 knockouts) would be wise not to be overconfident.
“My message to Keith, I can tell you firsthand: it’s a little different how it looks when you first get up in there,” said Ellerbe, a close friend of Floyd Mayweather Jr.
“It looks different until you get up in there.”
The general belief from boxing fans is if Thurman can get back to the same level that he was at when he beat Shawn Porter in 2016 and Danny Garcia in 2017, then Pacquiao is in for a harsh night on July 20. However, Thurman didn’t look anywhere near that level against Lopez. He looked close to 40% of what he used to be. Being out of any sport for two years is going to do something to an athlete. Even a non-athlete isn’t going to be able to compete at the same level if they stop an athletic activity. Thurman’s two-year layoff from the sport may have taken him beyond the point of no return to the form that he once had. That might not matter for this fight. Thurman is fighting an old, smaller fighter in 40-year-old Pacquiao. But it might matter a lot more when Thurman takes on the younger fighters like Errol Spence Jr., Danny Garcia, Shawn Porter, Yordenis Ugas and Terence Crawford.
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Can Pacquiao continue the momentum from the Matthysse fight and make one more glorious run to his already historic career or does Broner finally come through and win the biggest fight of his career?
When is the Pacquiao vs. Broner fight?
Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner commences on Saturday, Jan. 19. The main card begins at 9 p.m. Pacquiao and Broner are expected to make the walk to the ring for the main event at around 11:30 p.m.
How do I watch Pacquiao vs. Broner?
The Pacquiao vs. Broner is available on Showtime pay-per-view for $74.99.
Where is the Pacquiao vs. Broner fight?
Manny Pacquiao and Adrien Broner will fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. It is the first time Pacquiao has fought in the United States since a November 2016 victory of Vargas and the first time at the MGM since his April 2016 win over Timothy Bradley.
Pacquiao vs. Broner betting odds
According to ProBoxingOdds.com, Manny Pacquiao is a -303 favorite, which means you’ll need to bet $303 to win $100. Meanwhile, Broner is a +246 underdog, meaning if you bet $100, you could win $246.