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

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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.

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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DAVIS VS. GARCIA IS FINALLY HAPPENING

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After two years of social media teasing, Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia appears to be
a reality.
Garcia made the announcement on Thursday that he and Davis would square off in Las
Vegas in 2023. When Davis enters the ring on January 7 to face a yet-to-be-determined
opponent, he will declare the fight “done deal.”
“I’m so pumped this fight is finally in place I want it more than anything right now,”
Garcia wrote. “I’ve put in the work, I’m at the prime of my career, and I know I’m going to
be the biggest boxer in the world. That legacy starts today.”
Davis and Garcia were praised by Showtime Sports president Stephen Espinoza for
their perseverance in making the bout materialize despite obstacles.
Davis is looked after by Al Haymon and Floyd Mayweather’s Mayweather Promotions,
and Showtime broadcasts his fights.
Garcia is being managed by Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions, and DAZN is
airing his fights.
The two teams have been at odds for a while, but they have finally come to an
understanding and put their differences aside to engage in combat.
According to reports, they will cooperate to stage the fight.
Both are stars in boxing at the moment and with the hype around each of them, the fight
is expected to be a blockbuster one.

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Pacquiao-Mayweather 2 officially in talks?

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Pacquiao-Mayweather 2 officially in talks?

It has been made known that FLOYD MAYWEATHER is formally in discussions to face
Manny Pacquiao again in Las Vegas the following year with his record on the line.
After waiting for the two superstar adversaries to come to terms for half a decade, the
American defeated Pacquiao in 2015 over the course of 12 rounds.
But after eight years, the two boxing greats plan to resume their fight for a sequel to
their £500 million box office hit.
The negotiations between the two camps are being facilitated by Global Titans, who are
marketing Mayweather’s upcoming exhibition fight in Dubai.
We’re already working on Floyd and Manny Pacquaio, their CEO Uday Singh told
SunSport.
And a huge fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao might be announced
as early as December. A second match, not a demonstration.
After defeating former UFC champion Conor McGregor, 34, in 2017, Mayweather, 45,
decided to retire. Since then, he has fought four exhibition matches.
Additionally, he has never discussed going back to the ring to defend his pristine 50-0
record, especially versus Pacquiao, 43.
However, Mayweather’s perspective was altered after meeting Singh in Vegas prior to
his exhibition match with YouTuber Deji on November 13.
Since Manny Pacquiao was initially hesitant as well, Singh stated: “I’ve already had the
first meeting with Manny Pacquiao.
“It’s just egos, nothing else. But at the end of the day, Floyd’s a good guy, he’s a good
fighter.
“Once you’ve satisfied him with his purse, he’s happy to fight whoever. But it’s to his
interest as well, he said, ‘Why not? Let’s do it.’
“He hasn’t had a real proper fight since 2017, the last one was with Conor McGregor.”
Singh admitted he initially faced a fight to get Mayweather to agree to a pro bout
opposed to an exhibition, but won him over eventually.
He said: “Yeah, it was hard. But then again, at the end of the day he knows what people
want and he’s an entertainer.

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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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