July 13, 2019 or July 20, 2019 may be the date for this WBA Welterweight Show Down!
WBA Welterweight Regular Champion
Pacquiao vs Thurman has been rumored to be complete and the only thing we want to know now is will this be a spectacular display of boxing skills and power by both men or will we be disappointed with their performances. One thing on my mind is the fact that both fighters have suffered from injuries in their careers. Keith Thurman’s recovery was a two year long journey. While Pacman has let us down in the past by a having shoulder injury right before the MayPac fight that left all fans feeling a little jilted. Can both men show up and be the complete package we want to see if this fight is a reality?
Can Manny continue to count of his fountain of youth serum to see him through defeating “One Time”? Can Keith regain all his stamina in time for the biggest fight of his life? These are all questions that would be answered if the fight happens in July 2019. Pacquiao has a record that includes sixty-seven wins with thirty-nine Knockouts. But he’s not immune from receiving a defeat. His BoxRec stats include 7 losses to boxers like Eric Morales, Marquez, Mayweather, and Bradley Jr. Keith is undefeated (29-0 with 22 KO’s), but had to take two years to recuperate from injuries that included surgeries. He has had success with wins over top welterweights in the division like Diego Chavez, Robert Guerrero, Shawn Porter, and Danny Garcia. In his last bout back in January of this year; we saw him take an early lead against Josesito Lopez, dropping Lopez in the second round. For the 1st half of the fight “One Time” was in full control. Then Thurman was caught by the game Lopez in round seven. Thurman did appear to be hurt, but as Champions often do, he dug deep and found a way to win. He survived the round and then coasted to a victory in later rounds. The ring rust is now shaken and next time out Thurman will have much better stamina.
Both Thurman and Manny have WBA Titles and are number one and two on the sanctioning body’s welterweight rankings. Thurman is the WBA Super Champion and Pacman is WBA Regular Champion. So It makes sense that the two would be ordered to fight and duke it out for the WBA Super Champion status. Keith will want to retain his title and Manny will not want to loose his status as a WBA Champion. Only one question left… who you got? Youth vs Experience, Skill vs Skill, and Power vs Agility are just some of the intriguing comparable abilities that will be tested in this match-up.
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