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Pacquiao: Thurman is The Type of Challenge That I Crave

Keith Thurman keeps calling Manny Pacquiao a legend, and in the boxing world, he probably is correct.

Then the undefeated welterweight champion keeps promising to end the ring career of the senator from the Philippines.

That could happen, too. For once, Pacquiao is the underdog in the July 20 fight in Las Vegas for the WBA belt.

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Or Pacquiao, holder of titles in eight weight classes during 24 years in the sport, could continue his Hall of Fame-caliber career at age 40 with another impressive win.

What Thurman wants is to fully establish himself as the top gun in a loaded division. It's his first pay-per-view fight despite being 29-0 with 22 knockouts. It's also an opportunity to prove that the rustiness he showed in a January decision over Joselito Lopez is gone after Thurman fought only three times in three years, in part due to injuries.

Pacquiao-Thurman is an intriguing matchup. Although Pacquiao had lost a unanimous decision to Jeff Horn in 2017, he determined he was not through when many — possibly most — in the boxing world had written him off. He won the WBA crown from Lucas Matthysse a year later, then easily beat Broner.

If nothing else in a 61-7-2 career, he has staying power.

“All my life I have confronted challenges -- in life, in politics, and inside the ring,” said Pacquiao.

 “Keith Thurman is the type of challenge I crave as a fighter. He is the biggest and best test. That is why I want to fight him. We are going to give boxing fans an exciting fight and a great night.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mr.365 on 05-23-2019

Sounds gay

Comment by theface07 on 05-22-2019

[QUOTE=BoxingIsGreat;19765790]Good post. Green K. I have Spence and Crawford as the top 2. The Pacman should call it a day very soon.[/QUOTE] He just schooled Broner. When is his sorry ass gonna retire?

Comment by theface07 on 05-22-2019

[QUOTE=Realizniguhnit;19763675]Pacquiao is past it and Thurman hasn't fought anybody in 2+ years after winning 2 close decisions over Porter and Garcia and ducking a willing Spence in the process... It's amazing that they even let Thurman keep the 1 belt…

Comment by theface07 on 05-22-2019

[QUOTE=Drew Bundini Br;19763648]PAC dodged CRAWFORD for 5yrs and we just saw PAC pump fake on the SPENCE fight. I'm not impressed that PAC wants THURMAN who is coming off 2.5yr layoff.[/QUOTE] So much is wrong with this statement. Pac dodged…

Comment by theface07 on 05-22-2019

[QUOTE=Curtis2;19763521]Pac vs Thurman=Trash PPV...C level fighters trying hard for payday![/QUOTE] C level? So what does that make Spence and Crawford, B level? GTFOH. Also, shouldn't you be trying hard for a payday, especially when it's a serious boxing match?

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