Thurman vs Pacquiao : Even at 40 years old, Manny Pacquiao continues to be a relevant force in the boxing world. He holds the WBA Welterweight Championship and will compete for another title on Saturday night. All that stands in his way of the WBA “Super” welterweight belt is undefeated champion Keith Thurman.
Keith Thurman vs Manny Pacquiao Live
Thurman represents an impressive challenge for Pacquiao. He’s 10 years younger and holds an impressive 29-0-1 record with 22 wins by knockout. Thurman is a powerful fighter, and if Pacquiao hopes to add to his title collection, he’ll have to rely on technical skill and avoid a slugfest.
For Pacquiao, this fight is about his love of boxing and about proving he is still one of the top fighters in the sport.
“I continue because boxing is my passion,” he said, per George Willis of the New York Post. “God has given me good health, speed and power. I want to keep boxing.”
For Thurman, the fight is a way to establish his own legend.
“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to destroy a legend and create my own legacy,” Thurman said, per Willis.
Who will come out on top? What kind of fight will this be? Read on for some predictions for Saturday night’s main event along with everything you need to know about fight night.
Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs) vs. Thurman (29-0, 22 KO)
Where: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas
When: Saturday, July 30, at 9 p.m. ET
National TV: Fox Sports pay-per-view
Odds (from OddsChecker): Pacquiao -148
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