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Thurman \”to retire\” Pacquiao remarks may spell doom for American fighter

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posted June 18, 2019 at 06:28 pm

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Manny Pacquiao isn’t one for trash talking.
In fact, most of his career, he isn’t one to talk smack. And in most cases, his opponents try to get under his skin in any verbal jab they can, the last one being loud-mouthed Adrien Broner.

But time and again, this tactic doesn’t faze the only eight-time world champion in eight different weight classes. In short he isn’t a talker, he’d rather let his boxing do the talking for him inside the squared circle. But Keith Thurman, who called out the Pacman after his January bout this year against Josesito Lopez, might have just “pissed off” the future Hall of Famer Pacquiao.

Talking to Bad Let Hook, strength & conditioning coach Justin Fortune gave some insider info on Pacquiao’s reaction to the comment of the 30-year-old Thurman that he’ll be the one to “retire Pacquiao.”

And the fighting Senator from the Philippines might use this as fuel to do one over Thurman, give him his first professional loss and take his welterweight belt in the process.

“Yeah, he said some pretty silly stuff. I don’t know why but it is what it is. Yeah, he pissed off Pacquiao,” said Fortune.

“We like it though because he pissed off Manny, it’s better for us. I haven’t seen him this upset for a long time. So he’s not happy, he really wants to knock Thurman out,” Fortune added who was with legendary coach Freddie Roach to foresee the six-week training camp of Pacquiao which continued in Los Angeles after his training in Manila.

“(Thurman) said it a couple of times…Great, that’s great for us. That’s what you want, ‘cause that sort of Pacquiao is the Pacquiao of old.”

Back in May, when both fighters met at a press conference in New York, Thurman, brass as he is, said some BIG things, including forcing Pacquiao into hanging up his gloves for good when their fight ends.
\”I\’m gonna make a big statement. You are not gonna want to miss this fight, especially because it\’s about to be this man\’s last fight,\” Thurman said with Pacquiao seating just a couple of meters in the same room during the media presentation.
Fortune also said that the conditioning of Pacquiao is looking good heading into the July 20 bout at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas against the younger Thurman. Though a bit jet-lagged, Pacquiao was still able to get some training in after three weeks or so of light training in the Philippines.

For now, what Thurman might expect as a repercussion of his words is a more aggressive Pacquiao. And the strength and conditioning coach expects the American fighter to back pedal if he gets a taste of that famous punching speed and power from the Pacman.
“Yeah. They all do. They all do. Listen, Thurman can’t stay in the pocket with Manny — he’s too fast, he’s too strong. So logically, or fight-wise, if he wants to win this fight, he has to try to box him. We plan for both,” he said.
Could Thurman\’s claim to retire Pacquiao be the very reason for his demise on July 20? The again, you would not want to piss off somebody like Manny Pacquiao.

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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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