It’s just about time when probably the biggest boxing fight of 2019 will be happening between Manny Pacquiao vs Keith Thurman. The MGM Arena will witness of the last few fights from the legend of Manny Pacquiao. Also in store is a title unification and so much more.
It’s important to note the significance of this fight, Manny Pacquiao vs Keith Thurman. They are definitely going to earn a lot of cash but it can’t be about it. To understand the significance of this event we have to keep in mind the following.
How much will they earn?
Irrespective of the result of this match, Manny Pacquiao vs Keith Thurman, Pacquiao will take home minimum $10m. Thurman will become rich by $2.5m on the other hand. The actual salary though might see a stark difference with both fighters bound to be much richer.
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The expected earning for Manny Pacquiao is around $20m while Thurman might get $8m in his kitty.
Pacquiao vs Thurman: Battle of odds
A month ago, Thurman was termed as the clear favourite. But things have changed drastically as the event gets closer. Hours from the event, Pacquiao is favourite at -160 against Thurman+140. The odds have laid out a catch for all expecting to vote for underdog Pacquiao at that point.
Title unification in-store
Manny Pacquiao is the current WBA Regular Welterweight Champion. Keith Thurman holds the WBA Super Welterweight Champion title. The two coveted Welterweight titles are set to get united with the winner of this match.
What will the result change?
The fight holds a greater significance than mere title unification. The winner of this fight might go on to fight the winner of Errol Spence Jr. and Shawn Porter. The two will fight on September 28 later this year.
Porter has the WBC crown for the 147pound category. The latter fight might unify 3 of the 4 welterweight titles.
For Manny Pacquiao, this is time to enrich his legacy as a technician inside the ring. A knockout defeat might push him into retirement but a win here at Pacquiao vs Thurman will further his claim for one of the best ever.
For Thurman, it’s about living up to the hype around him. He will also have to live up to his words since he has trash-talked Pacquiao multiple time. He might receive flak if he fails to prove his promise of ending Pacquiao’s career.
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