Pacquiao vs Thurman Live Clubhouse Bali
Fighting for the Welterweight Championship of the WORLD!!!
Sunday July 21st – Starting at 9:00AM
Eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao challenges WBA super welterweight champion Keith Thurman Sunday July 20 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas in many believe will be the biggest fight of the year. Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs), the WBA regular welterweight champion, last fought in January when he dominated Adrien Broner to win by a lopsided decision.
Now, the 40-year-old Pacquiao has shifted his focus to Thurman. “I chose Keith Thurman because he’s undefeated and I want to prove that at age 40 I can still beat a great fighter like Keith,” Pacquaio said at a press conference to formally announce the fight.
Thurman (29-0, one no-contest, 22 KOs) made a triumphant return to the ring after a 22-month layoff due to injuries, one week after Pacquiao beat Broner, and defeated a game Josesito Lopez by unanimous decision.
“Pacquiao wants a challenge, and I’m very grateful to be sharing a ring with a legend,” Thurman also said at the presser. “If you understand boxing history, you know that times change. I believe boxing is in a new era. Come July 20, Pacquiao will disappear. He’ll always be remembered in the sport, but I’m doing to Manny Pacquiao, what he did to Oscar De La Hoya.”
Thurman presents the most stringent test to date for Pacquiao since he lost to Floyd Mayweather Jr., back in May 2015. Join us on Sunday at 9:00AM to find out if Manny “The Pac-Man” can defy Father Time and prove he still has plenty to offer at the age of 40.