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Non-stop trash-talking fuels Pacquiao\’s fire.

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By Ponciano \”John\” Melo Jr.
The reigning World Boxing Association Welterweight World Champion Keith \”One Time\” Thurman remained confident on his bout against the 40-year-old Manny \”PacMan\” Pacquiao, as he took another shot at the Filipino boxer by boasting his skill to knock the eight-division champion in the early stages of the fight.

In response to Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach remarks that he will make \”a huge score\” betting on the Filipino fighter, the undefeated Thurman raised $10,000 per round bet on himself claiming to knock Pacquiao in two rounds.
\”About 10K a round, that\’s motivation!\” Thurman told TMZ Sports. \”I can\’t go three minutes going \’tap-tap-tap\’ when I got 10K on the round. I gotta swing a few times, you gotta try to hit a home run.\”
In the past weeks, the much younger Thurman promised to end the legendary career of PacMan and \”crucify\” the champion in their upcoming fight.
With the comment left a bad taste to Pacquiao\’s camp, Roach threw shade at Thurman\’s past performances as he visibly slowed down in his last fight against Josesito Lopez.
The 30-year-old champion continued confidence and arrogance, as the others may see it, has served motivation for Pacquiao.
The fighting Senator is all out in his training, scheduled for six weeks in California, all in preparation for his bout with undefeated American pugilist. on July 20, 2019.
Pacquiao entourage swore to bring PacMan in tip-top shape as it moved closer to the much-awaited showdown.
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Roach was happy to take Thurman\’s latest comment as fuel to Pacquiao\’s fire.
\”I like that, because he does get angry,\” Roach said in an interview with ABS-CBN, \”I do like when Manny doesn\’t like his opponent because he does fight better.\”
Regarding Thurman\’s wager, Pacquiao remained unfazed by the American boxer and believed his foe is just throwing his money away.
With fight number 71 only less than a month away, Pacquiao, cool despite the constant trash talk of his younger foe, is deadlocked in the last stretch of his training camp led by legendary coach Freddie Roach, strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune, and best friend trainer Buboy Fernandez.
While the bookmakers put the unbeaten Thurman (29-0-0, 22 KOs) slightly ahead Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs) the odds slowly moving towards the Pinoy boxing legend as the fight inch closer day-by-day.
This the first time since 2015 that Pacquiao is an underdog to a fight, the last time was against the American superstar Floyd Mayweather.

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Pacquiao to pay $5.1 m after losing Paradigm case

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Pacquiao-Mayweather 2 officially in talks?

The US jury voted against Manny Pacquiao in his Paradigm Sports Management Civil Lawsuit.

Boxing’s only eight-division world champion has been ordered to pay $5.1 million for the damages and the advance money Paradigm Sports had given him.

The Management filed breach of contract against the Filipino icon in his deal two years ago.

Despite losing the case, Pacquiao is confident that the decision can still be shifted to his camp’s favor.

Conor McGregor who is also under the PSM tweeted that Pacquiao should not let it happen again.

‘Manny owes 8 in all. 5.1 he owes and then 2.1 in legal costs. Legal fees are heavy but that’s what we do. Heavy weight operations,’ the Irishman said on a now deleted separate tweet.

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Ryan Garcia confident vs Gervonta Davis

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Davis: Seven o eight rounds lang itatagal ni Garcia

It’s just a week away from the highly anticipated showdown inside the boxing ring, and Ryan Garcia is confident that he can surprise the champion, Gervonta Davis, and the entire boxing community.

Known for his lethal left hook, Garcia seems to have a new weapon up his sleeve, which he honed during his training camp and plans to showcase on April 22nd inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Despite putting on weight, Garcia still possesses his lightning-fast speed, and he claims that he is not intimidated by Davis.

“He’s nothing scary. He’s just a guy that’s trying his best to climb to the top as well, and we’re just meeting at a big event. That’s it.”

Considered the underdog in the fight, Garcia has the support of other boxers like Jermall Charlo, who even bet $10,000 on Garcia.

Boxing legend “Sugar” Shane Mosley is also rooting for Garcia, as well as Mario Barrios and boxing promoter Eddie Hearn.

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Tank Davis Mimics Mike Tyson to defeat Ryan Garcia

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Tank Davis Mimics Mike Tyson to defeat Ryan Garcia

After a devastating 7th round KO, Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis fans saw a Mike Tyson blows Ryan Garcia with a twist in T Mobile Arena, April 22.

“Tank is very comfortable fighting taller people because when he fights he catapults himself, and pushes himself in the air, so it makes it very difficult to stop his attack cause it’s very awkward when you’re in the air, normally you have no power. But, the way which he catapults himself, it’s almost like a gun being fired. He flies right into you with every ounce of power.” Tyson said in an interview.

Meanwhile, a fan said “What the commentators didn’t mention is that this was a Mike Tyson style body blow which was generated from tank being in that crouched position, the upward motion generated much more from the legs and hips, plus being accurate and well timed, well played from tank.”

Davis got 58 total score from the judges while Garcia got 55. Tank Davis dominated Garcia in almost all rounds except round 1 and 6.

Boxing fans noticed the perfect timing and patience of Davis on the 7th round as he landed a liver blow that led Ryan Garcia to kneel down with pain.

According to the Way of Martial Arts, just as a shot to the chest area can leave you without air for a while or a dangerous shot to the head could render you unconscious, a liver shot can be just as painful and just as dangerous.

It can be recalled that Tank Davis has been compared to Mike Tyson due to their common styles. Although, Mike rejects that similarity except with Tanks Police issues.

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