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Pacquiao: I'll Have To Make Thurman Eat His Words!

Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach wants Manny Pacquiao to hit his second half of training camp much earlier.

Roach wants the eight division world champion to show up at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood around six weeks before his next scheduled fight.

On July 20, Pacquiao will challenge undefeated Keith Thurman for the WBA welterweight title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in Las Vegas.

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Pacquiao, 40-years-old, holds the WBA's  "regular" version of the welterweight crown.

The Filipino star dominated four division world champion Adrien Broner back in January, which is the same month when Thurman snapped a two year layoff to win a unanimous decision over Josesito Lopez.

“I would like to see him earlier, like six weeks before,” said Roach to the Manila Bulletin.

Conditioning coach Justin Fortune is heading over to Manila in the Philippines to immediately start work with Pacquiao.

“We got less than eight weeks of camp,” said Fortune.

Roach told the paper that he's got about eight sparring fighters to choose from for this upcoming fight.

Earlier this week, the two boxers were involved in a two city media tour in the United States.

During the tour, the 29-year-old Thurman had promised in numerous interviews to retire Pacquiao from the sport.

“Pacquiao is like a T-Rex (dinosaur),” said Thurman. "I know he loves to quote the Bible and he is getting crucified,” he added.

But Pacquiao plans to punish Thurman for his non-stop trash talk.

“I will have him eat his words,” Pacquiao said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mr.365 on 05-28-2019

Make Keith eat a bunch of bodyshots, that's his kryptonite

Comment by BoxingIsGreat on 05-28-2019

[QUOTE=pasawayako;19772577]Pac is just on another level, it's amazing that he's old, past his prime, part time boxer and still this fight is a 50-50 against a young undefeated top welterweight who is much bigger than him.[/QUOTE] Because Thurman isn't that…

Comment by ptek on 05-28-2019

[QUOTE=Ca$ual Fan;19774901]Dude, reading comprehension please. What other instruments aside from flute did he mention? Plus that wasn't meant literally. No wonder we don't understand one another here on NSB.[/QUOTE] Ok kool I'll lighten up a bit.

Comment by Ca$ual Fan on 05-27-2019

[QUOTE=ptek;19774503]So are you saying all people who play instruments are gay then ?.[/QUOTE] Dude, reading comprehension please. What other instruments aside from flute did he mention? Plus that wasn't meant literally. No wonder we don't understand one another here on…

Comment by travestyny on 05-26-2019

[QUOTE=ptek;19774503]So are you saying all people who play instruments are gay then ?.[/QUOTE] Only men who play the flute. Ps. It obviously wasn't meant seriously.

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