Pacquiao vs Thurman: A Long Road To July

It’s that time of the year once more, your heart is racing, your adrenaline rushing and something deep inside of every Filipino is burning with patriotic pride! For the Filipino fans of the sweet science, It’s child-like anticipation for an early Christmas in July.

On Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 The press conference was held in New York City for the face-off between Undefeated Welterweight Champion Keith “One Time” Thurman and our very own Welterweight World Champion Senator Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao. The Faceoff was the first press conference and the formal announcement of their upcoming Welterweight Championship Showdown to be held on July 20, 2019, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight will be available for pay per view in partnership with Fox PPV.

If it hasn’t sunk into the Filipino fans yet, then this is a call for attention. This is not a walk in the park for Manny. Keith “One Time” Thurman is not the play safe Adrian Broner nor is he the aged Lucas Matthysse. Thurman is a hungry undefeated welterweight juggernaut a whole decade younger than Manny. This is going to be war and there will be blood!

Promises Made

Keith Thurman had nothing but respect for the legacy of Manny Pacquiao. Having said that he also emphasized a promise to retire the illustrious 8 division world champion career of the Legendary fighting senator in the ring. “I’m gonna make a big statement, You are not gonna want to miss this fight. Especially because it’s about to be this man’s last fight” said Thurman standing only a few feet away from Manny.

“I believe boxing has come to a new era. Floyd is gone. Pacquiao’s here. Come July 20, he will disappear. He’s a legend. He will always be remembered, but I’m going to do to Manny Pacquiao what he did to Oscar De La Hoya. Oscar De La Hoya never fought again. Facts.” again says a resounding Keith. Keith “One Time” Thurman is a full-size welterweight that towers over Manny, there is no reason to doubt this man, his undefeated record speaks for itself.

Underdog Once Again

Manny Pacquiao is the slight underdog in his upcoming clash against Undefeated Keith Thurman. Mr. “One Time” Thurman will be a tough order for the Fighting Senator who is 10 years older than Thurman, but Manny, as we all know him, is not one to back down from a real fight. In fact, he revels in the thought of being the underdog once again. Challenges are nothing new to Manny, he defied all odds in his life, in politics and especially inside the ring. “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.” says the Philippine National Fist.

“I like it that I am the underdog for this fight. This gives me more motivation to work hard in training and it’s fun,” Manny said. “This is what I want. Sometimes I became careless and overconfident because I’m so favored in every fight but this time around it’s different. We know Keith Thurman is a good fighter also. We will make sure the fans will be happy on July 20. That’s a guarantee.”

Boxing Butterflies

Every Manny Pacquiao fight is a sight to behold. The anticipation for Manny’s fights is always nerve-wracking especially for Filipinos around the world. This fight is no different, This time all excitement is warranted, everybody is to expect explosive action from bell to bell. This is a clash of the Titans of the welterweight division. Keith is looking to cement his name in history to retire a legend. Manny is here to add another medal in his illustrious career. This Is Manny’s preliminary stage on his quest for welterweight supremacy. This time Manny got his work cut out for him, In his biggest challenge yet on July 20th. Sparks will fly!

Be sure to stay tuned with Pinas Balita Sports as we follow the developments of one of the most anticipated fights of the year. We will get to know the man Manny will be trading leather with. Who is Keith Thurman? An in-depth analysis of one of the Kings of Welterweight. After that, we will be with Manny’s journey as he finds that dynamite spark that he will need to bring in the ring in July. Stay with us all the way to fight night on July 20. For God and Country, and the sweet science of Boxing!

Source: https://www.boxingscene.com/photos-manny-pacquiao-keith-thurman-face-face-nyc–139240

 

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