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Keith Thurman: Hats off to Manny Pacquiao

Keith “One Time” Thurman, 30, of the United States is doing fine after losing his undefeated professional boxing record. It can be a bitter pill to swallow but he quickly accepted his recent loss to Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao, 40, of the Philippines.

 

On July 20, 2019, Thurman fought Pacquiao in the main event of “Welterweight Supremacy” at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The American contender was the World Boxing Association Super World Welterweight Champion while his Filipino opponent was the WBA Regular World Welterweight Champion.

Thurman and Pacquiao competed for the unification of the WBA Welterweight Championship title. After 12 rounds, the Filipino boxer was declared the winner via split decision.

Kenny Bayless served as the referee of the bout between Thurman and Pacquiao while Jose Oliver Gomez was the supervisor. Dave Moretti, Glenn Feldman and Leslie Cheatham were the judges.

Both Moretti and Cheatham scored the bout 115-112 in favor of Pacquiao. On the other hand, Feldman scored in 113-114 in favor of Thurman.

Losing to Pacquiao at “Welterweight Supremacy” downgraded the professional boxing record of Thurman to 29 wins and 1 loss. On the other hand, the Filipino boxer now has 62 wins, 7 losses and 2 draws.

British boxer Amir Khan took to Twitter to congratulate Pacquiao. Hollywood actor Sylvester Stallone also took to the microblogging site to congratulate the Filipino boxer.

 

Meanwhile, here is Thurman breaking down his recent performance against Pacquiao:

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