Pacquiao Vs Thurman (In his 71st fight, the Filipino legend, 40, dropped the 30-year-old in the first round)


MANNY PACQUIAO rolled back the years to defeat Keith Thurman by split decision and win the WBA welterweight title.

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MANNY PACQUIAO rolled back the years with a stunning performance Keith Thurman in Las Vegas. And at the grand old age of 40, defeated the American by split-decision after 12 rounds of brutal boxing. And with it, he inflicted the first defeat of Thurman's career on the fighter ten years his junior. IT MEANS Pacquiao is the new WBA Welterweight champion of the world. And that was his 24th world title fight. But who is next for the PacMan?

Pacquiao: “It was fun. I'm getting hard it's not easy opponents he's a good fighter, a good boxer, he's strong.

“He did his best, I did my best, we made the people happy.

“I really love the fans thank you so much for coming here and witnessing the fight, I'm sure you're happy tonight, you saw a great fight.

“I am just blessed tonight.

“I think next fight, my next fight is next year I think. After this fight I am going back to Philippians to do some work.

“I hope I can watch that fight, I am going there to witness (Errol Spence vs Shawn Porter)

Manny Pacquiao vs Keith Thurman – WBA welterweight title

ROUND 12

Thurman lands a right but PacMan pings out the southpaw jab.

Pacquiao lands a left down the middle for Thurman, who needs a KO now.

Big looping hook by Thurman lands.

 Both men fight to the finish as we go to the judges scorecards.

Manny Pacquiao vs Keith Thurman – WBA welterweight title

ROUND 11 

Pacquiao goes to the body again after hurting Thurman with the same shot in the last round.

Big right hand lands for Thurman who stepped in on the shot.

Another right hand lands for Thurman but PacMan replies with his own left hook.

Manny Pacquiao vs Keith Thurman – WBA welterweight title

ROUND 10

Pacquiao scores with a combination finishing with the right-hook.

Thurman seriously hurt after a body shot and PacMan chases him down the ring.

 

Pacquiao lands on Thurman as the American ducks down wincing in pain.

 

Manny Pacquiao vs Keith Thurman – WBA welterweight title

ROUND 9

Jabbing exchange between the duo as PacMan comes forward weaving and slipping.

Thurman goes to the body.

 

Thurman comes forward and rocks Pacquiao's head back with a combination.

 

Manny Pacquiao vs Keith Thurman – WBA welterweight title

ROUND 8

Pacquiao lands a combination and showcases excellent feet to spin off. 

PacMan leading the attacks this round as Thurman works on the back foot.

 

 

 

 

Manny Pacquiao vs Keith Thurman – WBA welterweight title

ROUND 7

Thurman lands a perfect right cross on the counter.

Pacquiao on the end of a string of shots by Thurman this round – best work from the champion so far.

 

Both men trading on the inside landing big hooks.

 

 

Manny Pacquiao vs Keith Thurman – WBA welterweight title

ROUND 6

Thurman comes out as the aggressor going to the body.

Right hand lands for Thurman as Floyd Mayweather watches on ringside.

PacMan counters Thurman with a sharp right-hook.

Manny Pacquiao vs Keith Thurman – WBA welterweight title

ROUND 5

Thurman goes to the body in close. Backing PacMan up.

Back and forth action between the pair who exchange blow for blow.

 

A left hook of Pacquiao causes Thurman to bleed from the nose.

Manny Pacquiao vs Keith Thurman – WBA welterweight title

ROUND 4

PacMan goes to the body but Thurman scores with a left-hook.

Thurman lands a right hook to the body and then lands a combination.

Pacquiao spinning round Thurman throwing in bunches. 

Manny Pacquiao vs Keith Thurman – WBA welterweight title

ROUND 3

Pacquiao lands with a solid lead right-hook.

Thurman caught as he back up, but the American throws to the body.

Manny Pacquiao vs Keith Thurman – WBA welterweight title

ROUND 2

Pacquiao lands a solid combo down the middle as Thurman backs up.

PacMan lands a swift lead right-hook to the chin of Thurman.

Thurman backed to the ropes and caught with shots coming in. 

Pacquiao shows off and Ali shuffle at the end of the round.

Manny Pacquiao vs Keith Thurman – WBA welterweight title

ROUND 1

WE ARE UNDERWAY

Pacquiao lands a left but Thurman comes forward with his own work connecting with a right.

The pair exchange shots in close with Thurman landing the left-hook.

THURMAN DOWN – Pacquiao drops his opponent with a right-hook as Thurman walked back with his hands down.