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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Pacquiao v Thurman to fight in welterweight title set in July.

 Manny Pacquiao vs Keith Thurman to fight in welterweight title unification bout set on 20 July.





Former Eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao will return to the ring to fight Keith Thurman in a Full WBA welterweight bout in 20th July, promoters have confirmed and will live streamed on Fox Sports pay-per-view.


No site venue has been confirmed, but a source said the fight will be in Las Vegas. The PBC plans to air a super middleweight title fight between IBF champion Caleb Plant and Mike Lee on Fox that will serve as a lead-in to the pay-per-view.




 Manny Pacquiao vs Keith Thurman to fight in welterweight title unification bout set on 20 July.




Thurman is 29-0 with 22 knockouts and is an outstanding offensive fighter, though he hasn’t had a knockout since stopping Luis Collazo in the seventh on July 11, 2015. Across the ring from him will be Pacquiao, an eight-division champion who is coming off a one-sided victory over Adrien Broner in January.

Pacquiao is 61-7-2 with 39 knockouts. Both men hold a version of the WBA championship.

The Pacquiao-Thurman bout is setting up for a bout against the winner of another unification bout, between IBF champion Errol Spence Jr. and WBC champion Shawn Porter, which is expected to be held in August.

That would enable a bout between the winners that would, at least in theory, leave one man holding three of the four major welterweight belts. Terence Crawford holds the WBO title.

Thurman, who was stripped of his WBC title during his absence, retained his WBA belt and will look for his sixth title defense.










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