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After the American soldier stated that their battle last month should have been a draw, the Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao’s camp has shot down the option of a reunion against Keith Thurman. In the first round on the way to claiming a split decision when they fought last month, Pacquiao knocked down Thurman in the process of capturing Thurman’s WBA welterweight championship. Thurman proclaimed himself “ready for the replay” in

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Manny Pacquiao will not retire quickly at any time. And Buboy Fernandez feels that he can best tell when the newly minted WBA welterweight super champion should consider calling it quits. In Manila, Pacquiao brushed off suggestions from trainer Freddie Roach that he should consider reducing the curtains on a Hall-of-Fame career. Fernandez, who in his last three battles acted as Pacquiao’s principal handler, was even more challenging, stating Roach

Manny Pacquiao

Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao rolled back the years to become the oldest welterweight champion in boxing history with a thrilling split decision win over WBA champion Keith Thurman on Saturday, July 20 (Sunday, July 21, Philippine time). The 40-year-old Pacquiao, 10 years younger than the earlier unbeaten Thurman, produced a vintage performance at the MGM Grand Garden Arena to leave the sell-out crowd of 14,356 roaring its approval, including former

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Boxer Keith Thurman on Tuesday cites his plans to send Manny Pacquiao into retirement when they battle for the world welterweight title on July 20.  Thurman, 30, referenced an iconic bout involving his multi-titled opponent. “With all respect, (Pacquiao’s) a legend, he’ll always be remembered in the sport, but I’m doing to Manny Pacquiao what he did to Oscar dela Hoya,” Thurman stated. Pacquiao superbly wrecked dela Hoya in December

Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao came to New York City on Monday to start off the press tour for his world welterweight title fight against undefeated American Keith Thurman. Their bout is scheduled exactly two months from now. Pacquiao, who holds the regular WBA title, aims to unify the WBA belts against Thurman, the current WBA (Super) champion. ‘Senator Manny “PacMan” Pacquiao arriving into NYC. People’s champ!#PacquiaoThurman’  — Sean Gibbons (@KnuckleheadSean) May 20,

Manny Pacquiao

What most likely serves as a prelude to a showdown with Filipino ring legend Manny Pacquiao, Errol Spence Jr. who put on a boxing clinic against Mikey Garcia in a definite title defense.. Spence subjugated Garcia for 12 rounds for a rather lopsided unanimous decision victory with the three judges scoring the bout, 120-107, 120-108, 120-108. Pacquiao joined Spence in the ring after the bout and both stated their intents