Manny Pacquiao Vs Keith Thurman Headlines PPV Card On July 20
The highly anticipated clash between future
Hall of Famer Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman has been announced and is scheduled to July 20. It will be a twelve round welterweight championship FOX Pay-Per-View show, MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Thurman (29-0, 22 KOs, 1 NC) will be defending his WBA “super” welterweight title against the 40 year old Manny Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs), who knocked out Lucas Matthysse (39-5, 36 KOs, 1 NC) in the seventh round to win the weltweWelter secondary title on July 15 at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Keith Thurman returned to the boxing scene after a long layoff, caused by an elbow surgery which followed his split decision win over Danny Garcia (35-2, 21 KOs) in their unification battle in March 2017 at Barclays Center.
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Keith Thurman overcame some serious trouble in the seventh round to defeat Josesito Lopez (36-8, 19 KOs, 1 NC) via Majority decision on January 26 ,at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Manny Pacquiao defeated Adrien Broner (33-4-1, 24 KOs, 1 NC) via a wide decision on a Showtime Pay-Per-View show, MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The Card will also feature Caleb Plant (18-0, 10 KOs) defending his IBF super middleweight title against fellow unbeaten contender Mike Lee (21-0, 11 KOs).