Filipino boxing icon and current senator Manny Pacquiao will be back in action inside the boxing ring against undefeated American Keith Thurman to unify the World Boxing Association Welterweight title on July 20.
Thurman currently holds the WBA “Super World” Welterweight title while Pacquiao has the WBA “World” Welterweight belt in his possession.
Known as the “One Time”, Keith Thurman will banner his unblemished record of 29 wins including 22 knockouts, with victories over big names such as Danny Garcia (split decision win in March 4, 2017), Shawn Porter (unanimous decision win in June 25, 2016) and Leonard Bundu (unanimous decision win in December 13, 2014).
Meanwhile the “Pacman” is coming off a lopsided unanimous decision win over another American boxer Adrien Broner last January. An eight-division world champion, Pacquiao seemed to have found a second wind in the twilight zone of his career.
A veteran professional boxer of 70 bouts and now 40 years old, many fans and experts thought that Manny’s career was over after suffering a controversial loss at the hands of Australian Jeff Horn last July 2017 where he had a subpar performance from the his standard.
Yet, the Philippine’s people champ bounced back in incredible fashion after gifting Lucas Matthysse a round 7 technical knockout in July 2018.
Pacquiao is not new in fighting undefeated foes and give them their maiden loss. He had a pleasure to hand out first career losses to Jorge Solis (round 8 knockout in April 14, 2007), Timothy Bradley (unanimous decision win in April 14, 2014) and Chris Algieri (unanimous decision win in November 02, 2017).