Keith Thurman wants the best Manny Pacquiao come fight night
ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 17, 2019 04:33 PM
"Get motivated, Manny! I want the best Manny Pacquiao, I want the real deal Manny Pacquiao!" - Keith Thurman
Throughout his long and storied career, Manny Pacquiao has faced a number of notorious trash talkers (See: Floyd Mayweather Jr., Adrien Broner), but none have gotten to him quite like Keith Thurman has.
Thurman will be defending his WBA (Super) Welterweight World Championship against Pacquiao in Las Vegas, this coming Saturday, July 20th (Sunday, July 21st, Manila time) in one of the most anticipated bouts of the year, thanks in part to the hype that Thurman has generated through his smack-talking skills,
Since the press conference to announce the fight, Thurman has talked about ending Pacquiao's boxing career, 'crucifying' the highly-religious Filipino boxing legend, and has bet $10,000 for every round that he doesn't knock Pacquiao out.
Not one for much trash talking, Pacquiao has mostly remained quiet, but has stated, over and over again, that Thurman's words are serving as motivation.
All part of the plan, if you ask Thurman.
Speaking to ABS-CBN's Dyan Castillejo at the grand arrival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Thurman said that he wants to see the very best version of Manny Pacquiao come fight inight.
"Get motivated, Manny! I want the best Manny Pacquiao, I want the real deal Manny Pacquiao!"
"I don’t want Manny Pacquiao just thinking about his family and his fans and stuff. I want him training hard, I want him coming for my throat, because I want a great fight," Thurman added.
Asked about how he predicts the fight going, Thurman kept it short and simple: "Stick, move, and then droppin' bombs! Boom! Boom! Boom!"
Pacquiao, in typical fashion, kept his response short and sweet as well.
"It's easy to say, but it's hard to do it. We'll see on Saturday," he responded.
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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.