LIVE UPDATES: Manny Pacquiao-Keith Thurman
ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 21, 2019 12:01 PM
Manny Pacquiao, reacts after knocking down Keith Thurman in the first round during a welterweight title fight Saturday, July 20, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Eight-division boxing world champion and reigning WBA (Regular) Welterweight World Champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao of the Philippines looks to add another world title to his collection as he challenge undefeated American Keith "One Time" Thurman for the WBA (Super) Welterweight World Championship!
Pacquiao and Thurman go head to head at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, July 20th (Sunday, July 21st, Manila time).
Keep it here for the latest updates:
FIGHT NIGHT (Saturday, July 20th)
POST-FIGHT PRESS CONFERENCE
Keith Thurman admitted the first round knockdown affected his performance.
.@keithfthurmanjr opens up the presscon saying that first round knockdown threw him off and gave @MannyPacquiao the momentum #PacquiaoThurman @ANCALERTS @ABSCBNNews @abscbnsports @DZMMTeleRadyo pic.twitter.com/S4DKNOEhMp— TJ Manotoc (@tjmanotoc) July 21, 2019
PACQUIAO WINS VIA SPLIT DECISION!
Split Decision!— TJ Manotoc (@tjmanotoc) July 21, 2019
115-112 for MP!
FIGHT GOES THE DISTANCE!
THURMAN RECOVERS AS FIGHT HEADS TO THE TWELFTH ROUND!
Round 11: More body shots by MP to start the round. KT gets a solid right in that rocks MP to the ropes. What a recovery by KT after getting hurt bad to the body in round 10. What a fight! This is going the distance?! #PacquiaoThurman— TJ Manotoc (@tjmanotoc) July 21, 2019
THURMAN HURT IN ROUND TEN BUT SURVIVES!
Replay shows it was a body shot that rocked KT and he took out his mouth peice to get some air while he ran around #PacquiaoThurman— TJ Manotoc (@tjmanotoc) July 21, 2019
Round 10: MP connects on some combos and a solid left that rocked KT and made him put his hands down and pause. MP attacked and KT ran around. KT just survived that round. #PacquiaoThurman— TJ Manotoc (@tjmanotoc) July 21, 2019
CLOSE ROUND EIGHT FOR PACQUIAO AND THURMAN!
Round 8: MP patiently picking his spots hitting the body. KT gets rocked and on the ropes. Buboy Stands and shouts to MP to attack. Late right straight by KT knocks MP back. That’s was a close MP round#PacquiaoThurman— TJ Manotoc (@tjmanotoc) July 21, 2019
AGGRESSIVE ROUND SEVEN FOR THURMAN!
Round 7: KT opens very aggressive, charging in getting MP to the ropes. Solid right left combo to the face connects for Thurman! Crowd chanting Manny! Another left right combo hits for KT! MP gets some left straights to end the round. But it’s a solid KT round #PacquiaoThurman— TJ Manotoc (@tjmanotoc) July 21, 2019
Keith finally getting some shots in that makes the crowd go Ooooh pic.twitter.com/Hsfz4zBS6z— Steve Angeles (@StevieAngeles) July 21, 2019
THURMAN'S NOSE IS BLEEDING AFTER ROUND FIVE!
Pacquiao times Thurman with a big counter right. Looks like he broke Thurman's nose. It's bleeding in the 5th.— Dennis Gasgonia (@dggasgo) July 21, 2019
PACQUIAO HURTS THURMAN WITH BODY SHOTS IN ROUND FOUR
Manny coming out round 4 with solid body shots and Thurman is feeling them, backing off. Thurman does get some jabs in. MP connects with more body and head shots alternating to end round 4. #PacquiaoThurman— TJ Manotoc (@tjmanotoc) July 21, 2019
PACQUIAO KNOCKS DOWN THURMAN IN ROUND ONE!
Massive right straightfor a 1st round knockdown by Manny vs Thurman!— TJ Manotoc (@tjmanotoc) July 21, 2019
Manny just floored One Time!!! In Round 1— Steve Angeles (@StevieAngeles) July 21, 2019
MAIN EVENT TIME!
Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman have both entered the ring!
Davao's Jayar Inson could not keep the Filipino momentum going as he absorbed a second-round TKO loss to Sergey Lipinets in their WBO Intercontinental Welterweight Championship.
Manny Pacquiao has arrived, and joining his entourage is Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray
Davao's Genisis 'Cobra' Libranza makes it 2-for-2 for the Philippines so far with a fourth-round TKO over American Carlos Maldonado. Libranza improves to 19-1 with 11 wins coming by KO or TKO.
Genisis Libranza unleashes a fury of punches on Carlos Maldonado, forcing the ref to stop in and call it in RD4. Libranza improves his record to 19-1 w/ 11KOs.— PBC (@premierboxing) July 20, 2019
Order the #PacThurman #PBConFOXPPV ????: https://t.co/RZ2n3xjBEn pic.twitter.com/hwAG0xRWPX
COBRAAAA-LALALALALA ????????????????????????GENISIS LIBRANZA just unloaded on Maldonado throughout the 4th round, and the ref had to step in. Another Pinoy has scored an early stoppage on the #PacThurman cRd. pic.twitter.com/4OlWPnlZHp— Steve Angeles (@StevieAngeles) July 20, 2019
The usually methodical and patient Genisis Libranza letting his hands go against Carlos Maldonado. Pinoys in this #PacThurman card a looking to impress tonite @ANCALERTS @balitangamerica @ABSCBNNews @abscbnsports @ABSCBNNewsSport pic.twitter.com/sI5WDMuN42— Steve Angeles (@StevieAngeles) July 20, 2019
California-based Filipino John Leo "The Lion" Dato kicks things off with a fantastic fifth-round KO over Juan Antonio Lopez. Dato improves to 12-0-1 in his career, with 8 wins coming by KO or TKO.
Early prelim action has started and we already have the first KO of the day with @j_dato93 KO of Juan Antonio Lopez in the 5th.— PBC (@premierboxing) July 20, 2019
Order the #PacThurman #PBConFOXPPV ????: https://t.co/RZ2n3xjBEn pic.twitter.com/8RzLBjsBDU
THE LION ROARS! John Leo Dato scores the first Pinoy victory tonite on the #PacThurman card and puts away Antonio Lopez in the 5th round with a vicious body shot ???????????????? @ABSCBNNews @ABSCBNNewsSport @abscbnsports @ANCALERTS pic.twitter.com/v2a5fMWUyT— Steve Angeles (@StevieAngeles) July 20, 2019
#PacThurman Fight night has begun with FilAm John Leo Dato kicking off the undercard action against Juan Antonio Lopez. The Lion is looking good so far after 3 rounds. Showing patience and outworkinh Lopez. pic.twitter.com/FB7FcaLB9x— Steve Angeles (@StevieAngeles) July 20, 2019
OFFICIAL WEIGH-INS (Friday, July 19th)
Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thuman both successfully make weight for their WBA (Super) Welterweight World Championship fight!
Both Pacquiao and Thurman come in at 146.5-lbs.
Three other Filipinos will be on the card and all made weight for their respective contests.
Davao's Jayar Inson has moved up in the card after being slotted in as a replacement for John Molina. Inson now faces former IBF world champion Sergey Lipinets of Kazakhstan for the WBO Intercontinental Welterweight Championship. Inson and Lipinets both come in at the 147-pound limit.
Jayar Inson vs Sergey Lipinets. Both fighters make 147 pound weight limit for WBO intercontinental championship on PPV televised portion of #PacThurman Inson of Davao City had a different opponent tomorrow but is a now last minute replacement for an injured John Molina. pic.twitter.com/8iEBegOQ0n— Steve Angeles (@StevieAngeles) July 19, 2019
Agusan del Sur's Genisis Libranza will face American Carlos Maldonado in a flyweight bout. Both Libranza and Maldonado came in at 113-pounds.
The first Filipino on the card will be California-based La Union native John Leo Dato, who meets American Juan Antonio Lopez. Dato and Lopez came in at 127.5-pounds for their featherweight contest.
Undercard weigh ins for #PacThurman have begun. Santa Maria, CA-based, La Union born John Leo Dato ???? and Juan Antonio Lopez both clock in at 127.5 ???????????????????? Dato got a big applause from the Pinoy crowd as he came in. pic.twitter.com/uSCeEGY8uc— Steve Angeles (@StevieAngeles) July 19, 2019
OFFICIALS FOR PACQUIAO-THURMAN ANNOUNCED
The Nevada State Athletic Commission has announced the judges and the third man in the ring for this weekend's Pacquiao-Thurman title bout.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission confirms to @ABSCBNNews the judges and referee for #PacquiaoThurman— TJ Manotoc (@tjmanotoc) July 19, 2019
Referee: Kenny Bayles@ANCALERTS @abscbnsports @DZMMTeleRadyo
LEGENDS OF BOXING ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION (Thursday, July 18th)
Past and present boxing stars sit down and discuss the upcoming WBA (Super) Welterweight World Championship bout between challenger Manny Pacquiao and champion Keith Thurman.
On the panel are former Pacquiao foes in four-division world champion Erik "El Terrible" Morales and three-division world champion Marco Antonio Barrera, as well as former Pacquiao sparring partner and reigning WBC Welterweight World Champion "Showtime" Shawn Porter who lost to Keith Thurman via decision back in 2016, and former light middleweight world champion Winky Wright, who now serves as a mentor to Keith Thurman.
Reigning WBC champ andormer @MannyPacquiao sparmate and former @keithfthurmanjr opponent @ShowtimeShawnP compares his experiences in the ring with both fighters. #PacThurman @ABSCBNNewsSport @ABSCBNNews @abscbnsports @ANCALERTS pic.twitter.com/GvwXpk7ssb— Steve Angeles (@StevieAngeles) July 18, 2019
Champs unite ???????????????????????? Morales, Barrera: men whose rivalries w @MannyPacquiao helped create Manny’s legend. Former Pac sparmate @ShowtimeShawnP who’s gone on to build his own legacy and @RealWinkyWright who is trying to help @keithfthurmanjr dethroned the legend ???????????????????????? #PacThurman pic.twitter.com/UQ8NadyVIo— Steve Angeles (@StevieAngeles) July 18, 2019
Boxing Legends in Las Vegas! Eric Morales, Marco Antonio Barrera, & Winky Wright shared the stage with WBC Welterweight Champ Shawn Porter to give their inputs on the #PacquiaoThurman fight @ABSCBNNews @ANCALERTS @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/OOl1oka9GD— TJ Manotoc (@tjmanotoc) July 18, 2019
OFFICIAL PACQUIAO vs. THURMAN PRESS CONFERENCE (Wednesday, July 17th)
The final pre-fight press conference took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Wednesday evening.
Finally @MannyPacquiao and @keithfthurmanjr go face to face at the @MGMGrand in Las Vegas as we begin the final Press Conference ahead of Saturday’s championship fight. @ABSCBNNews @ANCALERTS @abscbnsports #PacquiaoThurman pic.twitter.com/KFp5crg8xh— TJ Manotoc (@tjmanotoc) July 17, 2019
Final presscon for #PacThurman after repeating the T-Rex arms comment @keithfthurmanjr says “I get to punch a Senator in the face” in the meantime the Pacman maintains his smiling “nothing personal” demeanor. pic.twitter.com/OKmf3vK63g— Steve Angeles (@StevieAngeles) July 17, 2019
Thurman and Pacquiao backstage before presscon Ring in place pic.twitter.com/ZRXFQe0h1B— DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) July 17, 2019
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The fight will also be available in the Middle East on via TFC PPV
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.