Pacquiao-Thurman fight - updates

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Pacquiao makes case for Fight of the Year, Fighter of the Year

Jul 22, 2019 - 8:17 PM

Stalling aging once again, the 40-year-old Manny Pacquiao continues to grow his legend with a convincing beating of Keith Thurman

LIKE A TEACHER. Manny Pacquiao schools the significantly younger Keith Thurman. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions


Pacquiao mulls future after title stunner

Jul 22, 2019 - 11:21 AM

Manny Pacquiao may not fight again this year even after proving he can still pack a punch following his world title victory over Keith Thurman

STILL GOT IT. Manny Pacquiao defies age and odds to regain relevancy in the welterweight division. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP


LOOK: Pacquiao gets 'Fun Guy' Kawhi to smile

Jul 21, 2019 - 8:30 PM

Kawhi Leonard simply just can't keep a straight face as he shares a photo with Manny Pacquiao

FUN GUY. Kawhi Leonard makes his offseason well-spent by watching a Manny Pacquiao fight. Photo from Twitter/@Raptors


Jolted by many head punches, Pacquiao won't fly home yet

Jul 21, 2019 - 8:02 PM

Shaken by Keith Thurman’s solid punches, Manny Pacquiao may not get medical clearance to travel early

EXPLOSIVE. Keith Thurman proves to be the high-caliber opponent that Manny Pacquiao expected. Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP

Thurman's a heavy puncher – Pacquiao

Jul 21, 2019 - 6:53 PM

Manny Pacquiao credits Keith Thurman as one of the hardest punchers he has ever faced

POWERHOUSE. Manny Pacquiao thinks Keith Thurman has more to show in future fights. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

'I will be back,' says Thurman after first career loss

Jul 21, 2019 - 5:30 PM

Keith Thurman intends to regain the top spot in the loaded welterweight division after yielding his crown to Manny Pacquiao

Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao (L) heads to a neutral corner as US boxer Keith Thurman struggles to get up after being knocked down during the first round of their WBA super world welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 20, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. - Pacquiao won a 12 round split decision. (Photo by John Gurzinski / AFP)

Philippines goes wild for 'force at 40' Pacquiao

Jul 21, 2019 - 5:06 PM

Manny Pacquiao fans get all thrilled seeing the brash Keith Thurman eat his words

Filipino fans watch Philippines' Manny Pacquiao fight agains Keith Thurman from the US, at a covered basketball court in Manila on July 21, 2019, during their world welterweight boxing championship in Las Vegas. - Pacquiao rolled back the years with a vintage display to defeat reigning WBA welterweight champion Thurman by split decision in a thrilling 12-round battle. (Photo by Noel CELIS / AFP)

LOOK: Kawhi still emotionless in intense Pacquiao-Thurman bout

Jul 21, 2019 - 3:41 PM

Even as a sports spectator, Kawhi Leonard manages to keep a straight face

FUN GUY. Kawhi Leonard enjoys a part of the offseason by watching the Manny Pacquiao-Keith Thurman bout. File photo from Twitter/@nbastats


WATCH: Catriona Gray proudly waves PH flag in Pacquiao fight

Jul 21, 2019 - 2:40 PM

Reigning Miss Universe Catriona Gray takes her role of flag-bearer for the Manny Pacquiao camp to heart

ICONS. Catriona Gray gives Manny Pacquiao full support in his bout against Keith Thurman. Photo from Instagram/@catriona_gray


Lawmakers on Pacquiao boxing win: 'Age doesn't matter'

Jul 21, 2019 - 2:25 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'Talagang 40s is the new 30s,' says Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco on Senator Manny Pacquiao's win over Keith Thurman for the World Boxing Association super welterweight title

VICTORY. Senate President Vicente Sotto III and Senator Ronald 'Bato' dela Rosa rejoices as Senator Manny Pacquiao wins his fight against Keith Thurman. Photo from Angie de Silva/Rappler

Pacquiao romps as oldest welterweight champ in history

Jul 21, 2019 - 2:23 PM

At 40 years old, Manny Pacquiao deals Keith Thurman his first career-loss to wrest the WBA super welterweight crown

MAJOR PLAYER. Manny Pacquiao proves once again that he’s nowhere near retirement. Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP

Pacquiao dethrones Thurman for WBA super welter crown

Jul 21, 2019 - 1:04 PM

Manny Pacquiao proves he can still go toe-to-toe with the best the division has to offer at 40 years old by handing Keith Thurman his first loss

EVERGREEN. Manny Pacquiao shows he still got it. Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP


LOOK: Catriona Gray is in Las Vegas to support Manny Pacquiao

Jul 21, 2019 - 11:25 AM

Catriona flies to Las Vegas to support the boxer turned senator

Lipinets drops substitute Inson in 2nd round

Jul 21, 2019 - 11:15 AM

Filipino fighter Jayar Inson suffers a TKO loss to Kazakh Sergey Lipinets in the Pacquiao-Thurman undercard

Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP

Libranza scores TKO win, makes it 2-for-2 for Pinoy pugs

Jul 21, 2019 - 9:16 AM

Top Filipino prospect Genisis Libranza stops American Carlos Maldonado in the Pacquiao-Thurman undercard

ON A ROLL. Agusan del Sur native Genisis Libranza ups his record to 19-1. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Unbeaten Pinoy Dato stops Lopez in 5th round

Jul 21, 2019 - 8:04 AM

Filipino boxer John Leo Dato knocks out Mexican Juan Antonio Lopez in the Pacquiao-Thurman undercard

STREAK. La Union-born John Leo Dato extends his win run to 12. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiao battles Thurman in Legend vs Undefeated

Jul 21, 2019 - 12:44 AM

The welterweight showdown is on between the Filipino living legend and the unbeaten American vying for recognition

Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Buboy Fernandez to unleash Pacquiao’s full fury

Jul 20, 2019 - 7:56 PM

Unlike in the Broner fight, lead trainer Buboy Fernandez says he’ll let Manny Pacquiao pounce on Keith Thurman

Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Ancajas predicts Pacquiao will stop Thurman

Jul 20, 2019 - 5:11 PM

'He is so focused and intense. Parang may galit sa loob,' IBF super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas says of Manny Pacquiao

Libranza, Dato, Inson fight in Pacquiao-Thurman card

Jul 20, 2019 - 3:45 PM

Three Filipino boxers hope to share the spotlight in Las Vegas

UNBEATEN. Filipino flyweight fighter John Leo Dato (left) vies for a 12th victory against Mexican Juan Antonio Lopez. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

HIGHLIGHTS: Pacquiao vs Thurman - WBA Super Welterweight Championship

Jul 20, 2019 - 2:36 PM

Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman clash in a title unification bout on Saturday, July 20 (Sunday, July 21, Philippine time)

Pacquiao lords it over in weigh-in, betting

Jul 20, 2019 - 1:16 PM

'He’s trying to intimidate me,' Manny Pacquiao on Keith Thurman's trash-talking and throat-slit gestures

Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiao tells Jinkee to relax; sons predict stoppage win

Jul 20, 2019 - 10:24 AM

Michael and Jimuel Pacquiao expect their father to win by stoppage against Keith Thurman

ALL-OUT SUPPORT. Pacquiao assures his family (from left), sons Michael and Jimuel and wife Jinkee, there’s no need to worry. Photo from Roy Luarca/Rappler

Pacquiao, Thurman face off at weigh-in

Jul 20, 2019 - 8:40 AM

Taking on his most challenging fight since Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao says he wants to 'prove something' against the undefeated Keith Thurman

STAREDOWN. Manny Pacquiao says Keith Thurman’s thrash-talking no longer bothers him. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiao ex-rivals pick Manny over Thurman

Jul 19, 2019 - 9:11 PM

Legends Marco Antonio Barrera and Erik Morales, along with Shawn Porter, side with Manny Pacquiao as only Winky Wright goes for Keith Thurman

Roach tells Thurman: Run or get knocked out

Jul 19, 2019 - 6:47 PM

‘The pressure is all on Thurman to perform,’ Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach says of the unbeaten American champion

SWAG. Keith Thurman thinks he can easily stop Manny Pacquiao. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Pacquiao in better shape than Broner fight, says Fortune

Jul 19, 2019 - 12:50 PM

Strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune thinks Manny Pacquiao is 'more lethal' than in his January bout with Adrien Broner

ALL SET. Work is done for Manny Pacquiao just a couple of days before his welterweight showdown with Keith Thurman. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiao battling age, hungry Thurman in title showdown

Jul 19, 2019 - 9:56 AM

'I would love a collision because Manny will beat him to the punch every time,' trainer Freddie Roach on the Manny Pacquiao-Keith Thurman welterweight duel

STILL PUSHING. Manny Pacquiao doesn’t see himself hanging up the gloves soon, knowing that he can still fight. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiao won’t be super champ, says Thurman

Jul 18, 2019 - 11:08 PM

Keith Thurman hints he might just combine the counterpunching strategies of Juan Manuel Marquez and Floyd Mayweather to stop Manny Pacquiao

Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Pacquiao: Killer instinct, fire in my eyes are there

Jul 18, 2019 - 5:14 PM

'He’s not really tall. He’s not really big,' Manny Pacquiao says of undefeated champion Keith Thurman

Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiao saw 2 weaknesses on Thurman's fight vs Garcia

Jul 18, 2019 - 10:26 AM

Keith Thurman boasts he’s going to trade punches, but Manny Pacquiao doesn’t see it happening

UPPER HAND. A confident Manny Pacquiao says speed will be his key advantage over Keith Thurman. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

New legends in the making ready to take over – Thurman

Jul 17, 2019 - 3:39 PM

'Pacquiao isn’t that dude anymore,' says unbeaten American Keith Thurman

ACTION-PACKED. Keith Thurman says he's ready to trade punches with Manny Pacquiao. Photo by Stephanie Trapp/TGB Promotions

Betting odds spike Pacquiao’s way upon his Las Vegas arrival

Jul 17, 2019 - 10:59 AM

Ring pundits say the betting gap may get even bigger in the run-up to the Pacquiao-Thurman bout

ADORED. Manny Pacquiao gets a lot of love in his return to Las Vegas. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

'I am going to be Thurman’s teacher,' says Pacquiao after closing LA camp

Jul 16, 2019 - 6:45 PM

'I have 3 jobs. I am a fighter. I am a public servant. And on Saturday, I am going to be Keith Thurman’s teacher,' says Pacquiao

DETERMINED. Manny Pacquiao shows off how he's better than Keith Thurman. Photos by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Thurman ready to take Pacquiao's place

Jul 16, 2019 - 4:19 PM

'To become a legend you have to beat a legend,' says Keith Thurman

GOING DOWN. Keith Thurman eyes the legendary status that Pacquiao currently has. Photo by Stephanie Trapp/TGB Promotions

Pacquiao: My opponent is myself

Jul 15, 2019 - 12:38 PM

Manny Pacquiao dismisses the insults hurled against him by Keith Thurman, saying, 'Ang ilog na mababaw, maingay 'yan'

LIKE FINE WINE. At 40, Manny Pacquiao looks to prove he can still pack a punch. File photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions


Roach: Thurman 'slower than Heinz ketchup'

Jul 03, 2019 - 8:26 PM

Freddie Roach claims Manny Pacquiao will beat Keith Thurman '57 ways' when they clash in their welterweight unification bout

CHAMPS COLLIDE. Manny Pacquiao seeks to prove age is number when he faces the significantly younger Keith Thurman. Photo by Darnell Ellerbe/Mayweather Promotions


Arum fears brain damage for veteran Pacquiao

Jun 14, 2019 - 9:39 AM

Manny Pacquiao faces one of his most dangerous opponents in years in unbeaten American Keith Thurman, and promoter Bob Arum feels worried

RISKY. The legendary Bob Arum warns Manny Pacquiao that it’s dangerous for any boxer to still be fighting in his 40s. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Sparmate sees Pacquiao stopping Thurman

Jun 08, 2019 - 12:42 AM

Manny Pacquiao’s power and speed are already evident during his sparring sessions with unbeaten Australian Tim Tszyu

Pacquiao vows to thrash 'loudmouth' Thurman

Jun 07, 2019 - 1:06 PM

'I'm so motivated for this training camp because of his trash talk,' Manny Pacquiao says of the brash, unbeaten American Keith Thurman

FUELED. Piqued by Keith Thurman’s insults, Manny Pacquiao says he’ll make sure his fists do the talking. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiao kicks off sparring with 4 rounds vs Tszyu

Jun 04, 2019 - 10:17 PM

The son of former world champion Kosta Tszyu spars with Manny Pacquiao

GETTING READY. Manny Pacquiao gives it his all in his first day of sparring. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiao to start sparring in run-up to Thurman fight

Jun 03, 2019 - 7:56 PM

Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao has less than two months to prepare before he vies for the WBA super world welterweight belt

PACK A PUNCH. Strength and condition coach Justin Fortune says Keith Thurman will run once he feels that Manny Pacquiao is too strong and fast. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions


‘Angry’ Pacquiao to ram Thurman

Jun 01, 2019 - 1:47 PM

Manny Pacquiao shows renewed fury and intensity after unbeaten American Keith Thurman hurled insults against him

FUELED. Manny Pacquiao goes all out in his first week back in training. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Lean Pacquiao sweats it out; Thurman way overweight

May 25, 2019 - 9:39 PM

Less than two months before his WBA title bout with Keith Thurman, Manny Pacquiao already looks fit to step into the ring

Pacquiao Opens Manila Training Camp in Preparation for Thurman. Photos by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Thurman says ready to 'crucify' Pacquiao

May 23, 2019 - 4:38 PM

'I know he likes to quote Bible verses so I'll let you know – he's getting crucified,' unbeaten American Keith Thurman says of Manny Pacquiao

BOLD. Keith Thurman believes he can destroy ‘the legend’ of the Filipino eight-division champion. Photo by Stephanie Trapp/TGB Promotions

Penciled to lose, Manny Pacquiao relishes underdog role

May 23, 2019 - 11:49 AM

‘I'm excited to be the guy who shows Manny Pacquiao where the exit is,’ American champion Keith Thurman on the Filipino boxing icon

Photo by Darnell Ellerbe/Mayweather Promotions

Thurman wants one-punch KO, hires two conditioning coaches

May 22, 2019 - 6:01 PM

Unbeaten American Keith Thurman plans to send Manny Pacquiao into retirement with one punch

TOP FORM. Expect to see ‘the best’ Keith Thurman against Manny Pacquiao, promises the American champion. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Pacquiao gives Thurman hints of his fight strategy

May 22, 2019 - 3:11 PM

Despite Keith Thurman’s imposing knockout record, Manny Pacquiao thinks he has the edge over the bigger and younger American

UNDERDOG. The 40-year-old Manny Pacquiao thinks he can beat Keith Thurman in the same way he disposed of Oscar De La Hoya in 2008. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Pacquiao likes underdog label vs Thurman

May 17, 2019 - 7:02 PM

Oddsmakers pick American Keith Thurman as the slight favorite over Manny Pacquiao in their July bout for the WBA welterweight crown

Manny Pacquiao heads back to the gym with trainer Buboy Fernandez for the July 20 bout in Las Vegas. File photo from MP Promotions

Pacquiao-Thurman fight in Vegas, press tour in New York, LA

May 12, 2019 - 1:29 PM

Owing to his youth and clean slate, Keith Thurman has been tagged a slight favorite over the 40-year-old Manny Pacquiao