Pacquiao vs. Thurman Booked for July 20
A clash of WBA welterweight champions will take place on July 20, as WBA “Super” World Welterweight Champion Keith Thurman will defend his title against the legendary current WBA “Regular” World Welterweight Champion Manny Pacquiao on July 20.
The summer just got a little hotter! pic.twitter.com/SxcZsEauNq
— Manny Pacquiao (@MannyPacquiao) May 12, 2019
The fight will take place on July 20 as the main event of a FOX pay-per-view card in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Thurman last competed in January, retaining his championship against Josesito Lopez by majority decision. It was his first fight in nearly two years, as a string of injuries prevented him from fighting after claiming the WBC Title, a title which Thurman vacated last year, from Danny Garcia in March 2017.
Pacquiao last competed in January, retaining his championship by decision against Adrien Broner. Pacquiao claimed the “Regular” welterweight title in July 2018, defeating Lucas Matthysse.