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Thurman likes odds, bets on self against Pacquiao

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By Ponciano \”John\” Melo Jr.

posted July 18, 2019 at 07:51 pm

Manila Standard Digital

https://manilastandard.net/sports/pacquiao-mania/300310/thurman-likes-odds-bets-on-self-against-pacquiao.html

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Keith Thurman is oozing with so much confidence that he is betting on knocking out Manny Pacquiao in the early rounds of their WBA (Super) welterweight title bout.
The undefeated champion Thurman said that he will wager $10,000 (around Php 515,000) on himself sending the eight-time division world titlist to the canvass within the first two rounds of their fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
\”We\’re going for the overall victory,\” said Thurman in their last press conference for the upcoming fight.
\”And then for a 1st round KO, 2nd round KO and lucky number 7 round KO,\” he added to a mix of some cheers and jeers while his opponent Pacquiao sat just amused at the coarse American.
\”At the end of the day, it\’s a sport. I\’m a winner in life, but to bet on myself on the opening round, I like to encourage myself. It\’s a part of my strategy as a fighter,\” he continued.
“I’m gonna be putting some money down on this fight, too. I’ll go for first (or) second round knockout,” said Thurman in another interview with TMZ Sports.
“We don’t wanna just make money so I don’t wanna bet straight up. I wanna bet on KO. At least that’s a motivation,” he added.

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In the latest odds, Thurman is a +142 underdog (risk $100 to win $142) while Pacquiao is a -165 favorite (risk $165 to win $100). But the cocky fighter out of Clearwater, Florida, who has an immaculate record of 29 wins highlighted by 22 knockouts, does not mind the underdog tag.
“Anybody who knows me, watch my boxing and watch how I speak upon boxing, I just really understand the game very well and every fight that I’ve taken I’ve never felt like the underdog,” said Thurman, who will rely on his height and reach advantages against Pacquiao’s speed and experience.
“They’ve never made me the underdog. I always felt like I was always gonna be coming out on top even if they, you know, win some rounds, they’re not winning the fight,” he added.
Thurman, however, may lose his bet as the 40-year old Filipino boxer has never been knocked out since 2012 when he was stopped by Mexican counter-punch specialist Juan Manuel Marquez in their fourth encounter.
Pacquiao won his last two fights against much-younger foes, beating Argentina’s Lucas Mathysse via seventh round TKO and going the distance for a unanimous decision against American fighter Adrien Broner.
Still, Thurman believes that Pacquiao does not stand a chance against his style.
“I don’t think Manny’s style could ever beat my style,” he said.
“The good thing about Pacquiao is he’s going into the ring with speed, with power. But he better get me before I get him. That’s the only option. He’s not winning round by round.”

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Iron Mike signs to smash Jake Paul in a pro bout

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Jake Paul, Nate Diaz agree to a 10-round boxing match

Despite the 31 years old gap, heavyweight legend Mike Tyson (50 – 6) officially signed a contract for 8 rounds professional fight against the 27-year old youtuber Jake Paul (9 – 1).

Nakisa Bidarian, Most Valuable Promotions founder, announced last April 29, 2024 that the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation approved the fight with two minutes per round in 14-ounce gloves. This is not an exhibition fight

“I get up in the morning and do the real work. Then I go to the gym; I go to strength and conditioning. Then I start all over again,”Tyson said in his preparation for the upcoming fight vs Jake on July 20, 2024 in AT&T Stadium in Arlington Texas.

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Saudi Arabia brews Canelo vs Crawford to repair alleged ‘Broken Boxing’

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Boxing's pound-for-pound king Canelo Alvarez to make boxing return in September

The General Entertainment Authority (GEA) believes Canelo Alvarez (61-2-2) vs Terrence Crawford (40 – 0) will fix the alleged “broken boxing sport.”

The GEA is a department in the Saudi Arabia government that regulates and promotes their entertainment industry.

There are reports that the super mega-fight will happen in December 2024 or January 2025 in Saudi Arabia.

It can be recalled that Floyd Mayweather’s match with Manny Pacquiao remains the biggest-selling boxing pay-per-view in the history of the sport. However they are already retired. as of this writing

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Usyk relentlessly ravages Tyson Fury in round 9

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The Ukrainian heavyweight champ Oleksandr Usyk dethroned the “Gypsy King” as he ravaged Tyson Fury in round 9 at Kingdom Arena in  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia last May 18,2024.

The undisputed heavyweight Usyk maintained his undefeated record of 22-0. Fury on the other hand tasted his first defeat of 34-1-1.

The action-packed fight between Fury and Usyk resulted in a split decision. Judge Manuel Oliver Palermo gave 115–112 for Usyk, judge Craig Metcalfe tallied 114–113 for Fury, while judge Mike Fitzgerald scored it with 114–113 for Usyk.

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