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Thurman keeps on trash talking Pacquiao

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posted June 19, 2019 at 06:13 pm

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Fans will be just counting days as the awaited Pacquiao-Thurman bout is about to happen on July 20, 2019 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

As the event comes nearer, World Boxing Association super welterweight champion Keith \”One Time\” Thurman continues to trash talk the Pambansang Kamao, Manny \”Pacman\” Pacquiao.

On his latest Instagram live taken on his flight to Los Angeles, Thurman questioned the professional boxer\’s retirement plan.

It could be remembered that issues about the retirement of Pacquiao rose specially when her mother, Dionisia Pacquiao, encouraged him to stop boxing. However, the fire in Pacquiao continues to burn.

In his fight with Jeff Horn in July 2017, Pacquiao stressed that he would not stop playing boxing.

\”I love this sport and until the passion is gone, I will continue to fight for God, my family, my fans and my country,\” said Pacquiao.

Meanwhile, Thurman, who does not have any losses under his belt, said that he is ready to fight his next opponent Errol Pence, who is about to fight Shawn Porter in September, after taking down the eight-division World Champion.

However, the Pambansang Kamao just shrugged off all the critiques of Thurman instead he would use it as his inspiration to fight for the title and for his country.

But Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe said in an interview from Fighthype.com, Thurman should be careful on what he was saying against Pacquiao. With the latter\’s experience in the boxing industry, Thurman should give respect to him.

“But he\’s fighting a straight dog in Manny Pacquiao who\’s at 40 years old. To even be having a conversation that can a 40-year old beat a 30-year old, that tells you what kind of level or respect that the fans have for Manny Pacquiao and the accomplishments that he has,” said Ellerbe.

Moreover, he also emphasized that it is easy to say that Thurman could defeat Pacquiao but it is hard to do.

At the moment, Pacquiao holds the Eight-Division World Champion title and 61 wins with 39 knockouts under his belt. Meanwhile, Thurman has 22 knockouts of his 29 wins.

Despite his age, the 40-year old boxer continues to prove he is still the man of the boxing ring. His wins against Lucas Matthysse and Adrien Broner proved that he does not really matter if you are great in what you do.

These days, Thurman expresses his confidence that he can take down Pacquiao. Meanwhile, Pacquiao\’s trainer, Freddie Roach, is more confident that Pacman can knockout Thurman.

“I think we’ll knock him out along the way. I think that Manny’s really hungry for a knockout, I’m really hungry for a knockout. We’ve never knocked anyone out at 147, and that’s something we need to do,\” he said in an interview with Fight Hub Tv.

Thurman answered that in two to three rounds, he could knock out Pacquiao.

On July 20, fans will get to see on the boxing ring who will prove his skills in the boxing ring.

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Fil-Brit Tiktoker Salt Papi puts the world on notice in latest boxing win

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Fil-Brit Tiktoker Salt Papi puts the world on notice in latest boxing win

A new Pinoy boxer rising? This might be the case if we’re talking about the social media influencers-turned-boxers.

Tiktoker Salt Papi was the talk of the town after his vicious knockout against Youtube sensation Josh Brueckner, a taller, bigger guy.

The Filipino-British boxer landed a perfect right hand right to the face of Brueckner in just the first round.

They served as an undercard of KSI vs. Faze Temperr.

Pro boxer and rising star Ryan Garcia was impressed by Salt Papi’s victory convincing him that the latter should next face Jake Paul.

They are both undefeated in boxing and all of their wins are via knockout.

After the victory, Salt Papi posted a video clip on his Instagram showing a comparison of his knockout to Manny Pacquiao’s iconic KO hit to Ricky Hatton.

The post received lots of comments including boxing’s only eight-division world champion himself.

Pacquiao wrote on the comment “Pwede Na” in which Salt Papi replied with a “salamat po.”

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Jon Jones takes on Ciryl Gane in heavyweight championship

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Jon Jones takes on Ciryl Gane in heavyweight championship

In a shocking announcement, Jon Jones confirmed that he is upping his division and will fight Ciryl Gane for the UFC heavyweight world title.

The development was leaked after T-Mobile Arena displayed an ad about the fight that was later on confirmed by the former pound-for-pound UFC fighter.

“Day one of four, just a few weeks out from my first heavyweight championship against Ciryl Gane,” said Jones.

The mega-bout is expected to take place on UFC 285. Jones has been out of the Octagon for almost three years now.

“Absolutely, I’d love to have Henry [Cejudo] coaching me for this Ciryl Gane fight. Hopefully our schedules can align and we can get on the same page,”  said Jones.

“Bones” Jones at the age of 35 has a record of 26 wins, one loss, zero draw, and one no contest.

While Gane has 11 wins, one loss and zero draw.

The date of the collision has yet to be announced as of writing.

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Pacquiao signs with Rizin for more exhibition bout

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Pacquiao signs with Rizin for more exhibition bout

Boxing’s only eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao is set to continue putting on the gloves as he surprisingly signed under Japan’s Rizin Fighting Federation.

The MMA promotion made it known through their social media with details that the former Philippine senator will box this year against a Japanese fighter.

He recently came back to the sport with an exhibition bout against Korean YouTuber DK Yoo.

“I have agreed with Rizin to fight next year. That date will soon be announced, and also my opponent that Rizin will choose, and I’m open and excited to fight a Japanese fighter,” Pacquiao said during his signing with Rizin.

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