Manny Pacquiao, Keith Thurman make weight for title bout
ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 20, 2019 07:22 AM
Manny Pacquiao, front left, and Keith Thurman pose during a weigh-in Friday, July 19, 2019, in Las Vegas. They are scheduled to fight in a welterweight championship boxing match Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Everything is set for this weekend's massive welterweight world championship bout, as eight-division world champion and Filipino boxing legend Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao and undefeated American champion Keith "One Time" Thurman both made weight.
Pacquiao will be challenging Thurman for the WBA (Super) Welterweight World Championship at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, July 20th (Sunday, July 21st, Manila time).
The two welterweight protagonists came in at 146.5 pounds.
The 40-year old Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KO) is coming off a successful title defense against Adrien Broner back in January. He will be targeting another world title against Thurman.
Thurman, 30, is undefeated in 30 professional bouts, with 29 wins, 22 via KO and one No Contest. He is coming off a win over Joselito Lopez back in January after a near two-year layoff.
Three other Filipinos will be competing on the card as well.
Davao's Jayar Inson will get a massive opportunity as he steps in to face former IBF champion Sergey Lipinets of Kazakhstan for the WBO Intercontinental Welterweight Championship. Inson and Lipinets both weighed in at 147-pounds.
Agusan del Sur's Genisis Libranza meets American Carlos Maldonado in a flyweight contest. Libranza and Maldonado both came in at 113-pounds.
California-based John Leo Dato of La Union opens the card against American Juan Antonio Lopez in a featherweight contest. Both Dato and Lopez weighed in at 127.5 pounds.
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The fight will also be available in the Middle East on https://tfc.tv/live/details/
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.