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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 10:32 pm 
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Manny Pacquiao Vs. Keith Thurman: Why It Will Be Pac-Man's Greatest Win Or A Hard-To-Watch Defeat

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It's official. Filipino Legend and current secondary WBA Welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao will face WBA World champ Keith Thurman on July 20. It's a megafight for Premier Boxing Champions, and it will undoubtedly be on pay-per-view. It's also a huge bout for Pacquiao's career, and it will almost certainly be one of his most memorable ones.

If at 40 years old, Pacquiao can engineer an upset win over Thurman, a world champion who is bigger, stronger and ten years his junior, it will become arguably the most significant win of his career. I'm not implying Thurman is a better fighter than Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales, Juan Manuel Marquez, Oscar De La Hoya, Miguel Cotto or any of the other Hall-of-Famers Pacquiao has defeated in his illustrious career. What I am saying is that under these circumstances with the age and size disadvantages, Pacquiao won't have a more impressive victory on his resume.

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Thurman didn't look spectacular in his last fight against Josesito Lopez in January. He began strong showing off his signature speed and punching power, but Thurman wilted a bit down the stretch. After being dropped in the second round, Lopez had Thurman visibly hurt in the seventh. Thurman was able to rebound, but it wasn't an inspiring performance. That may be the reason Pacquiao's team picked Thurman over Danny Garcia, who looked spectacular smashing Adrian Granados earlier this month.


Even though Thurman looked vulnerable in his last fight, oddsmakers will almost certainly favor him over Pacquiao. If Pacquiao can come in as the underdog and unify the WBA titles, it would be one of the more improbable sports achievements of the year.


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It will be high risk and low gain for pac to fight danny garcia. In short, dg didn't hold any champ belt unlike thurman who has unblemished record and popular boxer compare to danny garcia. This will produce big gates and ppv huge buys.


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