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Pacquiao vs Thurman fight title Watch PacMan and One Time on July 20, 2019 Keith Thurman keeps calling Manny Pacquiao a legend, and in the boxing world, he probably is correct.
WBA welterweight champion keeps promising to end the ring career of the senator from the Philippines.
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Pacquiao vs Thurman fight will challenge welterweight world titleholder Keith Thurman on July 20 in the main event of a Fox pay-per-view card, Premier Boxing Champions. Saturday night during its telecast of the Jarrett Hurd-Julian Williams junior middleweight world title fight.
Make no mistake about it, the July 20 Manny Pacquiao-Keith Thurman clash at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas is a good fight, a very good fight. Actually, it may be one of the best, most meaningful fights to be made among high-end welterweights in the top-heavy 147 lb. glamor division.
Or Pacquiao, holder of titles in eight weight classes during 24 years in the sport, could continue his Hall of Fame-caliber career at age 40 with another impressive win.
“I have been in boxing for two decades and I am never scared or intimidated with my opponent, and I am so excited for this fight,” Pacquiao said Tuesday at a news conference announcing the bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Pacquiao-Thurman will take place in Las Vegas, a PBC source told ESPN, but no site was formally announced and likely won’t be until a news conference with the fighters in the next couple of weeks.
Everybody knows the Manny Pacquiao story. The 24-year veteran was a first ballot Hall of Famer eleven years ago and has been building on to his legend since officially moving from the little warriors to the mid-sized battlers back in 2008 when he shocked the world with an upset win over a faded, but still heavily-favored Oscar De La Hoya.
“Keith Thurman is the kind of fighter you can respect. He is undefeated and this gives me more encouragement, motivation to work hard — like I did before, in my previous fights with big names in boxing.
“I will make sure I am in 100% condition and ready for the fight, and let’s see who is tougher in the ring on July 20. It is going to be exciting and I like it. I like it I am the underdog for this fight, this is fun, this is what I want.”
Pacquiao vs Thurman fight Eight-division world champion Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs), the 40-year-old Filipino icon who holds a secondary welterweight world title, is coming off a one-sided decision over Adrien Broner on Jan. 19 defense in Las Vegas.
Nothing bad that could happen to Pacquiao on July 20 will tarnish his legacy. However, he may be retired that night and retired in a most unpleasant way.
What Thurman wants is to fully establish himself as the top gun in a loaded division. It’s his first pay-per-view fight despite being 29-0 with 22 knockouts. It’s also an opportunity to prove that the rustiness he showed in a January decision over Joselito Lopez is gone after Thurman fought only three times in three years, in part due to injuries.
Pacquiao vs Thurman fight After that fight, Pacquiao said he intended to fight again in July, which is when he has time off from his job as a senator in the Philippines. He came to Arlington, Texas, in mid-March and was ringside to watch as welterweight titlist Errol Spence Jr. dismantled Mikey Garcia in a one-sided decision win and then did a joint interview with Spence to talk up the prospect of a meeting between the two.
In boxing, at 40 years of age, even a legend is on borrowed time. And even though his last five fights over the last three years—with the exception of a controversial decision loss to Jeff Horn in July of 2017—have shown Manny capable of beating and dominating top ten-level welters (like Timothy Bradley, Jessie Vargas, Lucas Matthysse, and Adrien Broner), a Thurman fight may be problematic for many reasons.
Pacquiao vs Thurman fight And yeah, it’s a chance to send Pacquiao packing to full-time politics. “Come July 20, he will disappear. He belongs as a senator in the Philippines,” Thurman said.
“What I am doing to Manny Pacquiao is what he did to Oscar De La Hoya.”
That would be the 2008 manhandling that sent De La Hoya into retirement and established Pacquiao as a worldwide boxing force.
“This is a big fight, bombs are being dropped,” the 29-year-old Thurman added.
Pacquiao vs Thurman fight Spence very much wanted the fight, but all along Thurman was the real opponent PBC and Team Pacquiao had in mind. Still, Pacquiao’s team said it would not finalize any fight until after Pacquiao was done campaigning for candidates for Monday’s elections in the Philippines.
PacMan and One Time Fast and athletic, Thurman has also leaned more towards being a boxer than a boxer-puncher in recent bouts. If he “boxes” Pacquiao in July, a seemingly re-energized Manny could finish the bout looking old, worn, and forlorn like he did back in 2015 when he re-stocked his bank account in the mega-fight against archrival Floyd Mayweather, but was decisively bested in the actual battle. Manny vs. a mover will always be a tough one for Manny and it won’t be any easier as he grows older.
“I waited 22 months to get back in the game (after injuries). We have our ups and downs in this sport; your boy Keith Thurman is back on the rise. You will want to be there, especially because this will be this man’s last fight.”
Pacquiao vs Thurman fight boast. He smiled a lot at the smack talk on Tuesday, though the verbiage never got out of hand like it did for his previous bout, when he toyed with Adrien Broner for 12 rounds in January. Pacquiao-Thurman is an intriguing matchup.
However, PBC wanted to make the announcement to a wide audience on a nationally televised card and got things squared away in recent days, according to Sean Gibbons, one of Pacquiao’s close advisers.
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that Thurman can punch with some pop and it’s not out of the question that Pacquiao, in hot pursuit, could be dropped.
A loss for Pacquiao against Thurman will most likely be the end for the Filipino icon. For the money he demands, there will be only three fights out there for him—against Errol Spence or Terence Crawford in torch-passing contests and a third bout with Floyd Mayweather for another hot cash injection. The first two would probably result in him getting pummeled for his payday and the third is always going to be up in the air, left entirely up to the whims of Mayweather.
Although Pacquiao had lost a unanimous decision to Jeff Horn in 2017, he determined he was not through when many — possibly most — in the boxing world had written him off. He won the WBA crown from Lucas Matthysse a year later, then easily beat Broner. If nothing else in a 61-7-2 career, he has staying power.
Thurman (29-0, 22 KOs), 30, of Clearwater, Florida, returned from a 22-month layoff because of right elbow surgery followed by a left hand injury to retain his 147-pound world title for the fifth time, winning a majority decision over Josesito Lopez on Jan. 26 in Brooklyn, New York.
On the other side of things, a loss for Thurman on July 20 could also mean pretty much the end of the line for him as well.
Pacquiao vs Thurman fight Even though he’s only 30 and has traveled many fewer roads than his HOF opponent, Thurman’s place among the elite in boxing right now is even more precarious than Pacquiao’s.
Before his nearly two-year injury-filled layoff, Thurman had shown signs that maybe he wasn’t the multi-tool thoroughbred fighter he was hyped to be as he rose through the ranks. Although victories over Danny Garcia, Shawn Porter, and a short list of fringe contenders earned him a spot at the top of the welterweight class, he had looked increasingly vulnerable with each step forward. He was being hit and hurt and, on a couple of occasions, looking like he was running for dear life rather than “boxing.”
Thurman seemed headed toward elite status in the sport when he won the interim WBA title in 2013 and the full championship in 2015. His wins over Shawn Porter and Danny Garcia were close but fair, and his performances were stellar.
PacMan and One Time After the fight, Thurman, who owns victoires against top opponents such as Danny Garcia and Shawn Porter, said he wanted to fight Pacquiao, who happens to be his mandatory challenger because of the secondary belt he holds.
In his ring return, he was stunned and nearly stopped by Josesito Lopez before holding on to win a majority decision. It was this bout, presumably, that piqued Pacquiao’s interest in Thurman—a big name with big vulnerability.
But right elbow surgery slowed him in 2017 — he jokes that his “One Time” nickname became “Sometimes” — and he’s been an infrequent defender of his title. Thurman vows that will change once he sends Pacquiao into retirement. “Come July 20 you will see the best,” he said.
“It has been four years since I fought two times in one year.
“Manny Pacquiao is not going to be here for the years to come. Just fighting a legend, I just feel like the clock is ticking,” Thurman said after the fight with Lopez. “Later this year if that fight presents itself, I would definitely be open for negotiations and I would love an opportunity to fight a legend.
A loss to Manny could kill off all of Thurman’s already-waning professional momentum and inject some self-doubt into a career recently plagued with injury, inactivity, and other mini-setbacks. Another comeback or two could be in the cards for “One Time,” but a Pacquiao loss might take a big chunk of heart and soul from him and the next time he gets buzzed or stunned by a game challenger, he probably won’t have enough to pull through.
“Trash talk doesn’t mean nothing, but when he is on that mat and catching that ‘night night,’ it’s really going to mean something.”
PacMan and One Time The undercard will feature two unbeatens. Caleb Plant (18-0, 10 KOs) makes the first defence of his IBF super middleweight belt against Mike Lee (21-0, 11 KOs).
He’s not the “young Manny Pacquiao” that he once was but he still is a great, world-class fighter. If we get that fight, we’d be happy to do it for ourselves and the fans.
So, yeah, maybe July 20 is the end of the line for one of these two top welters. That’s just the nature of this cruel, cruel sport, though. Soon, someone will come along and retire the winner of Pacquiao-Thurman, too. And this is a good thing.
Lee (21-0, 11 KOs), 31, of Chicago, gained fame as a Subway sandwich pitchman and also received tremendous publicity earlier in his career for giving up a potential career on Wall Street after graduating from Notre Dame to box professionally. He has fought his entire career in the 175-pound light heavyweight division but will come down in weight for by far the most notable fight of his career.