One of the true boxing greats Manny Pacquiao produced another master-class at the age of 40 to beat Keith Thurman to win the WBA (Super) welterweight championship.
Pacquiao knocked down Thurman in the first round and put on a matsterclass throughout the early rounds, Thurman tested Pacquiao with some big shots in the later rounds, but it was the Philippines legend who showed more dominance and accuracy to get the win via Split Decision/
“It was fun,” Pacquiao said. “My opponent is a good fighter and boxer. He was strong. … I think he did his best, and I did my best. I think we made the fans happy tonight because it was a good fight.”
Two judges scored the bout 115-112 for Pacquiao, while Glenn Feldman scored it 114-113 for Thurman.
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