Thurman Attempts To Make Manny Disappear July 20th
On July 20th, Keith Thurman will look to pull off a magic trick, as the WBA “super” welterweight champion believes he will make Manny Pacquiao disappear.
“I’m very grateful, very happy to be sharing the ring with a legend like Manny Pacquiao,” Thurman has said in the lead up to their PPV showdown at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.. “But for those who know boxing and truly understand boxing history times change. I believe boxing has come to a new era. Floyd [Mayweather Jr.] is gone. Pacquiao is here. Come July 20 he will disappear.
“I have no intention of losing to Manny Pacquiao. I don’t see him winning any way, shape or form.”
Thurman’s confidence is unsurprising, but some still cite his less than stellar win over Josesito Lopez back in January, as a red flag for an easy victory over Pacquiao, who has gone on a two-fight win streak since a controversial 2017 loss to Jeff Horn.
“You know that was not the best Keith Thurman that you’ve ever seen,” Thurman speaking on his first fight in over two years. “Come July 20 you will see one of the best Keith Thurmans that you’ve ever seen.”
“I worked hard to be a champion. I’ve always wanted to fight some of the greatest names in the sport of boxing. It’s my first pay-per-view. New territory for me. Not new territory for Manny Pacquiao.”
Quotes: Boxing Scene