Manny Pacquiao arrives in Los Angeles ahead of Keith Thurman bout
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 16, 2019 02:05 PM
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Eight-division boxing world champion and reigning WBA (Regular) Welterweight World Champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao arrived in Los Angeles Saturday evening (Sunday morning, Manila time) ahead of his upcoming world title bout against undefeated American Keith "One Time" Thurman.
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Pacquiao will be challenging Thurman for the WBA (Super) Welterweight World Championship on July 22nd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The 40-year old Pacquiao began training camp in Manila and will be resuming his training as usual at the famed Wildcard Boxing Gym in California, under the tutelage of long-time trainer Freddie Roach.
This will be Pacquiao's second bout in the United States since capturing the WBA's secondary world title against Lucas Matthysse in Malaysia back in 2018.
Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KO) defended that title successfully against Adrien Broner, also in Las Vegas back in January.
Thurman meanwhile, is undefeated in 30 professional bouts with 29 wins, 22 knockouts and one No Contest.
The 30-year old is coming off a majority decision win over Josesito Lopez after nearly two years out of action.
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The fight will also be available in the Middle East on https://tfc.tv/
ABS-CBN channel 2's free TV telecast will begin at 10 am. Replay will be at 3:00 PM on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23.
The entire bout will be available on iWant beginning Monday, July 22.