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Manny Pacquiao vs. Keith Thurman: Everything You Need to Know

Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman fight at MGM Grand Las Vegas

Manny Pacquiao vs. Keith Thurman photo via Keith Thurman Facebook Page

Manny Pacquiao vs. Keith Thurman

Manny Pacquiao vs. Keith Thurman will be the biggest boxing event in 2019, scheduled to take place on July 20 in Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena. Eight-division world champion coming up against one of the highly rated stars has all the ingredients to be the fight of the year.

Pack-Man last fight was in January and against Adrien Broner, a match which Pacquiao dominated and won by a lopsided decision.

PACQUIAO vs THURMAN photo via Manny Pacquiao Facebook Page
PACQUIAO vs THURMAN photo via Manny Pacquiao Facebook Page

Early on in March, it was highly expected that Manny Pacquiao would face Errol Spence after he showed up to Errol Spence vs. Mikey Garcia fight and even invited to the ring by Spence.

But the 40-year-old Pacquiao opted for Thurman instead, a decision he later explained by saying, “I chose Thurman because he is undefeated and I want to prove that even at 40 I can still beat the best like Keith.”

Keith Thurman, despite admiring Manny Pacquiao, promised to retire the legend from the sport and do to him what he did to Oscar De La Hoya.

Below are things you need to know as the date of the fight approaches…

When is the fight?

Manny Pacquiao vs. Keith Thurman is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 20, 2019. The main card starts at 9.00 P.M. ET while Pacquiao and Thurman will walk to the ring for the big event at 11.30 P.M.

How to watch Manny Pacquiao vs. Keith Thurman

The fight will be broadcasted live on Fox Sports PPV, though the PPV (Pay-per-view) price has not been announced yet.

Manny Pacquiao vs. Keith Thurman photo via Keith Thurman Facebook Page
Manny Pacquiao vs. Keith Thurman photo via Keith Thurman Facebook Page

The venue of Manny Pacquiao vs. Keith Thurman

The fight between Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. It will be the 15th times for Manny Pacquiao to compete at the venue while 5th for Keith Thurman.

The match betting odds

According to boxing betting site ProBoxingOdds.com, Keith Thurman is favorite at a -150 while Manny Pacquiao an underdog with +133.

Career Records: Manny Pacquiao vs. Keith Thurman

Manny Pacquiao: 61-7-2, 39 Kos

Keith Thurman: 28-0, one no contest, 23 KOs

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Written by Markus Castro

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