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Fearless forecast: Pacquiao to deal Thurman\’s first pro defeat

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By Ponciano Melo Jr.
Fearless Forecast Manny Pacquiao vs Keith Thurman
Manny Pacquiao. Wikimedia
The longer the run, the better the legacy.
This is likely what the living legend, Manny Pacquiao story will be as he steps in for his 71st professional fight on July 20. And this most likely, will not be the last.
While he may say that life begins at 40, the pride of Saranggani, is still up for new challenges, picking a fight with younger boxers who already made some impact in the industry.
This time, he\’ll be showcasing his wares of yore against an unbeaten WBA super welterweight champion Keith Thurman Jr. at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Nevada with the younger champ\’s belt at stake.
His opponent, on the other hand, will have this moment to relish as he shares the squared circle with one of the sport\’s finest. It seems as well, that the 30-year-old fighter from Florida will look to force the Pac-man to hang up his gloves for good.
Going to the tale of the tape, Pacquiao, known for his insane quickness and power has a record of 61 wins including 29 knockouts with seven defeats and two draws. Thurman has 22 KOs in 29 wins with no defeat and one no-contest is known for his heavy punches.
And in their fight in July, Pacquiao will bank on his experience to put down \”One Time\” in Las Vegas.
Manny Pacquiao doesn\’t need to be in a rush to come up victorious against the undefeated Thurman.
Storming Thurman’s heavy punches will be the only concern for the eight-division world champion come fight night. Keeping his defense tight while not being careless like he used to, then it will be an easy W for Pacquiao.
The Philippine senator has done proving us that age is just a number.
At 40, he can still finish a 12-round fight without his power diminishing, he is still a blur in the ring, improving his defense and becoming more of a counter puncher of late.

We only to see that punching power that we\’ve grown to see time and again bludgeon anyone in his path.
So just like his previous fight against also a trash-talking Adrian Broner, ‘Pac-Man’ will taint the clean record of the American, going toe-to-toe with Thurman\’s penchant for punching hard, we might get to see an overhaul of that less-than-exciting bout against Broner.

As it may be hard for Pacquiao to record a TKO over Thurman, the disparity in speed and punches he\’ll be able to land will be the deciding factor in the match. While Thurman needs a knockout to probably end the legend’s night, or if we\’re going out on a limb, maybe Pacquiao\’s career.
Both, who fought last January, got the better end for their respective opponents. Manny dominating Broner while Thurman, who was a bit rusty after a 22-month layoff due to an injury, still earned a majority decision over Joselito Lopez.
The results paved way for their face-off as Pacquiao challenges Thurman\’s WBA super welterweight.
Despite being the underdog in the odds of the match, Pacquiao will likely turn the tables around with his quickness and combinations as we are treated see an entertaining fight with Thurman’s aggressiveness.
This is a make or break bout for both fighters. Let\’s just hope we get to see one of the most explosive fights of the year on July 20.

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Ruiz downs Ortiz in heavyweight title eliminator

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Ruiz downs Ortiz in heavyweight title eliminator

Andy Ruiz Jr. is slowly getting back as a heavyweight title contender after dominating Luis Ortiz.

The former unified heavyweight world champion knocked down “King Kong” Ortiz thrice to win via unanimous decision.

Next in line for the boxer who had one of the greatest upsets in boxing history is to face the former WBC king Deontay Wilder.

Wilder, who has been out of the picture since being destroyed by Tyson Fury in their rematch, will make a return to face Robert Helenius before eventually fighting the Mexican Ortiz.

The Ruiz-Wilder bout is a big chance to happen as both heavyweights are under the boxing promoter Al Haymon.

“We’re always looking for great exciting fights we love to give the fans,” said Wilder, who was on ringside during the Ruiz-Ortiz clash.

“So if that’s what is lined up next, I’ve got to handle business and after that, we can get it on.”

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KSI returns and wins two fights in one night

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KSI returns and wins two fights in one night

Famous YouTuber KSI returned to the boxing ring after some time and he announced it by dominating two fights in one night.

Olajide Olatunji, his real name, first defeated Swarmz, a Briton rapper who happened to be his friend as well. The match ended in the second round and then after several other matches, KSI stepped up once more to TKO Luis Alcaraz Pineda, a true professional boxer.

But despite these wins KSI’s pro record remains at 1-0 as both fights were not given a green light as officially-sanctioned bouts.

One of the undercards in the event was Salt Papi, a Tiktok star that is a Filipino. He won easily in his first fight with an impressive knock out.

Salt Papi became famous for his fake run videos and since then went on a fitness journey that led to his boxing debut

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Philippines left with no boxing world champion

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Philippines left with no boxing world champion

2022 is not yet over but we’ve already seen the fall of our boxing world champions one
by one.
And with Mark Magsayo failing to defend his WBC featherweight belt in his first title
defense, it left the Philippines with no more current world champion in the sport.
Magsayo went through a heartbreaker with a split decision loss against Rey Vargas of
Mexico.
Rene Mark Cuarto also lost the IBF minimumweight title to another Mexican boxer
named Daniel Valladares.
Just last month, it was Nonito “The Filipio Flash” Donaire who surrendered his WBC
Bantamweight belt to the Japanese Monster Noaya Inoue, his second defeat to the now
unified bantamweight champion.
Jerwin Ancajas likewise suffered the same fate while Johnriel Casimero got his WBO
bantamweightbelt stripped from him due to violation in the weight cut guidelines.
Now, the questions afloat are who will be the next Pinoy champion? Will there be
another Pinoy champ?
With Manny Pacquiao retired from professional boxer after losing his belt as well to
Yordenis Ugas, who will be the next boxer that will give the Philippines back its pride?
Up and coming star Eumir Marcial is on the list after capturing the bronze medal in the
Tokyo Olympics. Magsayo is not off the chart as well as he is still young, it’s just a
matter of bouncing back.

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