Pacquiao vs Thurman: Live results, round-by-round updates, highlights from full card LAS VEGAS — Living legend and boxing’s only eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao will look to turn back the clock once again when the 40-year-old steps into the ring with the powerful and unbeaten Keith “One Time” Thurman for Thurman’s WBA (Super) welterweight title under the bright lights of the MGM Grand Garden Arena on pay per view.
Pacquiao’s career has seen a spectacular resurrection after back-to-back impressive outings against Lucas Matthysse and Adrien Broner. The Filipino senator will have his third fight in just over a year, and easily his most challenging test since Floyd Mayweather, when he steps into the ring with Keith Thurman and looks to climb back into the esteemed pound for pound rankings.
Across from him will be Keith Thurman (29-0, 22 KOs 1 No Contest), the former unified welterweight champion who will look to end Pacquiao’s career and turn back what has become a remarkable comeback story. For Thurman, turning back the challenge of Manny Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs) would be the biggest victory of his career and one that would catapult his name back into the pound for pound conversation and, perhaps more importantly, the mainstream.
Both fighters will enter the ring with a ton of questions hovering above. Can Pacquiao really be one of the best in the world at the age of 40? How will Thurman look after being hurt badly by journeyman Josesito Lopez in his last outing, which was Thurman’s first after a nearly two-year layoff? Who wants it more?
Also, in the FOX PBC Fight Night main event, Caleb Plant will put his IBF super-middleweight title on the line against Mike Lee in a showdown that has developed some serious bad blood. Plant (18-0, 10 KOs) claimed the title with a brilliant performance against Jose Uzcategui earlier this year. Lee (21-0, 11 KOs) is a face that you may have seen in a Subway commercial but the 32-year-old from Illinois looks to prove that he’s not just another opponent and snare the title away from Plant.
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