Manny Pacquiao vs Keith Thurman is about to happen. The battle of the Welterweight warriors is on between eight-time champion Manny Pacquiao and the unbeaten Keith Thurman. The two contrasting opponents have made a lot of noise and it’s time to prove the weight of the words inside the ring. The match is highly anticipated unlike Spence vs Porter where co-feature is increasing sales.
— Keith Thurman Jr. (@keithfthurmanjr) July 18, 2019
Despite the age factor, the 40-year old Manny is favourite to grab the match. He’s in a decent form and Thurman’s overconfidence in his words might prove to be dangerous for him. Thurman though does pack a superior height, reach and power and is also a decade younger than Manny.
Odds and Schedule
Pacquiao win – 8-11
Thurman win – 11-10
The match will start on July 20 at 9 PM ET on Sunday Morning.
Venue: MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas
Title: Welterweight Championship
Head to Head
The two fighters haven’t played head to head yet. Keith Thurman obviously holds a superior win-loss ratio since he’s unbeaten so far. Thurman’s (29-0,22 KOs) still might fade over Pacquiao’s 61-7-2, 39 KOs counting the experience factor.
Manny Pacquiao is also coming off consecutive victories over Adrien Broner and Lucas Matthysse. So even at 40 he’s as fast as ever and has lost just once since the Mayweather fight in 2015.
Thurman on the other hand barely defeated Josesito Lopez and that’s his only fight for 28 months. He does pack a solid punch but Manny’s speed might still edge ahead of him. His words further infuriated Pac-Man.
Manny Pacquiao says that Keith Thurman’s trash talk is just giving him more fuel. “Bad for him; good for me.” Pacquiao says he’s motivated by everyone picking Thurman #PacquiaoThurman pic.twitter.com/oKZ3drYlyb
— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) July 8, 2019
“Boxing is about throwing punches, not who has the bigger body. 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.”
Pacquiao told Telegraph ahead of the event.
How to watch Manny Pacquiao vs Keith Thurman
In US Fox are Broadcasting the match as a PPV service. Once again it’s quite expensive at $74.99 which allows viewers to watch on any device. Similarly, Fite TV will Broadcast the match in Canada.
For UK viewers, ITV will Broadcast the match at nominal charges of £12.95. Fite TV service also offers the same. The match will start at 11AEST in Australia which will be broadcasted by MainEvent at $49.95.