Keith Thurman Vs Manny Pacquiao : Tagged “One Time Vs All Time”
Legendary eight division champion Manny Pacquiao Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs) battles WBA Welterweight “Super” champion Keith Thurman with hopes of clinching his last world title before thinking retirement.
The heavily experienced Pacquiao will not only be turning the hands of time but will be facing an elite fighter, 10 years younger, with reach and height advantages in Keith Thurman.
Pacquiao is not only planning to win the title on Saturday but is also planning to teach the WBA champion, a thing or two about boxing. This according to the Philipino legend makes him a Man with “three Jobs”.
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“Keith Thurman has it easy. His only job is to train for this fight. I have three jobs. I am a fighter. I am a public servant. And on Saturday, I am going to be Keith Thurman’s teacher,” said Pacquiao.
“I have heard everything he has said about me. I have heard everything he has said he will do to me in the fight. Those things he says about me do not make me angry. They inspire me. This has been the best training camp I have had in years. Keith Thurman thinks he is going to retire me. I am not ready to look back. I am still looking forward. Keith Thurman is going to be very surprised by what he sees from me in the ring. He is going to leave the ring a very disappointed fighter.”
The fight is definitely a fight between two different fighters of two different boxing Era’s and could be give many tags that indicates the big gap represented by both fighters, when they step in the ring.
Freddie Roach, Pacquiao trainer gave the fight a perfect tag “One Time Vs All Time” which actually portrays the perfect picture given in the match up.
“It will be ‘One Time’ vs. All Time,” said Roach.
“Thurman may be ten years younger but Manny still has extraordinary talent and an era’s worth of experience against Hall of Fame opposition. The betting action on this fight reflects that. I have done a lot of interviews. All the media seem to be picking Thurman to win. They consider this a battle between Generation X and Generation Geritol. But we’re talking about Manny Pacquiao. He pushed himself to the limit in this training camp. Youth will be served a big slice of humble pie on Saturday night.”
The fight will be the headlining bout of PBC on FOX Sports Pay-Per-View event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.