Manny Pacquiao Set To Take On Keith Thurman In This Summer's Biggest Bout - uSports.org

Log In

  • Home  /
  • News   / Daily Digest   /
  • Manny Pacquiao Set To Take On Keith Thurman In This Summer’s Biggest Bout
Manny Pacquiao Set To Take On Keith Thurman In This Summer’s Biggest Bout Full view

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 02: Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines and Jeff Horn of Australia exchange punches during the WBO World Welterweight Title Fight at Suncorp Stadium on July 2, 2017 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Manny Pacquiao Set To Take On Keith Thurman In This Summer’s Biggest Bout

Keith Urman is looking to possibly close the book on his opponent’s illustrious and legendary story, (29-0, 22 KOs) and awaits a chance to snatch the WBA World Welterweight Title during his highly anticipated meeting with Manny Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs) this Friday night.

The two fighters are ready to put on a show that lives up to its hype for boxing fans across the globe.

Despite his world–wide fame and constant need to expand his trophy case, Pacquiao turned 40 this year. Throughout his career, Pacquiao’s exceptional hand speed and reflexes allowed him ascend as an all–time great boxer. However, with his age reaching higher numbers, Pacquiao’s skills appear destined to deteriorate sooner rather than later. Thurman, a fighter ten years younger than Pacquiao, now appears as a possible candidate to usher in Pacquiao’s retirement.

SPORTS FIGURES WHO DIED IN 2019 – IN MEMORIAM SLIDESHOW 

Despite the noise his growing age continues to generate, Pacquiao remains a top pound–for–pound boxer. The champ portrayed his ability to still attack with quick combinations and enough speed to seemingly overlap his opponent, winning by unanimous decision during his last fight sixth months ago. The victory quickly dismissed ongoing beliefs regarding Pacquiao’s physical regression, similar to the rumors surrounding him right now. Pacquiao grabs an advantage when taking into account each fighter’s vigor, as Thurman spent two years recovering from a right elbow surgery that omitted him from any fights from 2017 until this year.

“My speed and power will speak for itself. He may underestimate me now, but he’ll talk differently once he’s in the ring with me,” said Pacquiao when commenting on his opponent.

With 22 knockouts in 29 fights, Thurman’s power punches obviously appear as his primary tool going into the fight. This skill likely comes due to Thurman’s extensive reach and height. Pacquiao last measured out at 5-foot-5 and a 67-inch reach, while Thurman stretched out to 5-foot-7 with a 69-inch reach, poising to tower over his opponent once the two step into the ring. Look for Thurman to go for a knockout rather than attain a victory by decision or by attempting to force a toe–to–toe style fight, which limits Pacquiao’s quick attacks and instead favors his ability to throw crushing blows and overpower his opponent.

Thurman also offered some trash talk ahead the fight as he simply stated, “I’m a real fighter, and Manny Pacquiao is going to get a piece of it.”

The bell will ignite this war with the undercard fights kicking things offs at 9 p.m. EST on July 20. The fight remains available for purchase on Fox Sports Pay Per View.

 

Chat With uSports On Facebook! Get the latest news and interviews delivered directly to your Messenger!

Featured articles on uInterview.com

Written by Collin Helwig

Latest News

Dwyane Wade Responds To People Trolling His Son Zion’s Appearance In Recent Family Photo

Dwyane Wade Responds To People Trolling His Son Zion’s Appearance In Recent Family Photo

Dwyane Wade responded to negative comments on Saturday regarding a recent family photo where his 12-year-old son Zion is seen…

NFL Fans On Twitter React To Eli Manning ‘Very Likely’ Starting For Giants Vs. Eagles In Week 14 [BEST GIFS]

NFL Fans On Twitter React To Eli Manning ‘Very Likely’ Starting For Giants Vs. Eagles In Week 14 [BEST GIFS]

As far as most NFL fans were concerned up until recently, Eli Manning‘s time with the New York Giants seemed…

Senators’ Mark Borowiecki, “Boro Cop,” Stops Attempted Robbery In Vancouver

Senators’ Mark Borowiecki, “Boro Cop,” Stops Attempted Robbery In Vancouver

The Ottawa Senators have their own superhero in defenseman Mark Borowiecki. The alternate captain managed to stop a theft on…

Tom Brady Free Agent In 2020: Will He Leave New England Patriots?

Tom Brady Free Agent In 2020: Will He Leave New England Patriots?

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots (10-2) have all eyes on them this week as they host the Kansas…

Cam Newton To Undergo Foot Surgery, Set To Miss Rest Of 2019 Season

Cam Newton To Undergo Foot Surgery, Set To Miss Rest Of 2019 Season

Cam Newton has announced that he plans to undergo foot surgery and will miss the rest of the 2019 season.…

LaMelo Ball Believes He Should Be Drafted #1 Overall in 2020 NBA Draft

LaMelo Ball Believes He Should Be Drafted #1 Overall in 2020 NBA Draft

LaMelo Ball has been impressing NBA scouts in Australia and is projected by experts to be selected first overall in…

Ron Rivera Fired After 9 Seasons As Carolina Panthers Head Coach

Ron Rivera Fired After 9 Seasons As Carolina Panthers Head Coach

Ron Rivera was fired Tuesday after nine seasons as the Carolina Panthers Head Coach. Rivera leaves the team with an…

Lakers Hold On Against Nuggets 105-96 After Anthony Davis Needed An IV

Lakers Hold On Against Nuggets 105-96 After Anthony Davis Needed An IV

The Lakers held on to defeat the Nuggets 105-96 Tuesday night after multiple players suffered with flu-like symptoms. Head Coach Frank…

James Harden’s Dunk Not Counted As Rockets Lose To San Antonio In Double Overtime 135-133 Amid

James Harden’s Dunk Not Counted As Rockets Lose To San Antonio In Double Overtime 135-133 Amid

The Houston Rockets lost to San Antonio on the road Tuesday night, but it came after James Harden had a wide…

Cubs Do Not Offer Contract To Addison Russell Following 2 Years Of Controversy

Cubs Do Not Offer Contract To Addison Russell Following 2 Years Of Controversy

When the Chicago Cubs tendered contracts for the 2020 season to six arbitration-eligible players on Monday, infielder Addison Russell was…

Retired TE Rob Gronkowski Can No Longer Rejoin The Patriots This Season

Retired TE Rob Gronkowski Can No Longer Rejoin The Patriots This Season

Back in mid-October, former Patriots’ tight end and recently retired Rob Gronkowski teased the idea of coming out of retirement…

Giannis Antetokounmpo Unleashes Dunk On Julius Randle En Route To Bucks 132-88 Win

Giannis Antetokounmpo Unleashes Dunk On Julius Randle En Route To Bucks 132-88 Win

On Monday night in Milwaukee, the Bucks handled the New York Knicks on their home turf on their way to…