Manny Pacquiao vs Keith Thurman officially announced for July 20

0
36


SUMMER SHOWDOWN

The 40-year-old Filipino legend is still competing at the top level

Manny Pacquiao will fight Keith Thurman for the WBA welterweight title on July 20, it was officially announced on Saturday night.

While a venue for the bout is yet to be confirmed, it’s widely reported that the contest will take place in Las Vegas, USA – either at the MGM Grand or T-Mobile Arena.

Pacquiao holds the secondary WBA ‘regular’ welterweight belt

Pacquiao holds the secondary WBA ‘regular’ welterweight belt

Pacquiao, 40, was most recently seen comprehensively outboxing Adrien Broner on January 19.

One week later, 30-year-old Thurman returned from a two-year lay-off to beat Josesito Lopez.

On July 20, the pair will meet to solidify the WBA welterweight title as Thurman is currently the ‘super’ champion, while Pacquiao holds the lesser ‘regular’ belt.

Keith Thurman vacated his WBC title while absent, but retained his WBA ‘super’ belt

Keith Thurman vacated his WBC title while absent, but retained his WBA ‘super’ belt

The fight will be broadcast on FOX pay-per-view in America, though it’s yet to be confirmed what platform is going to air it in the UK.

Earlier in the night, Caleb Plant will defend his IBF super-middleweight belt against Mike Lee – a contest also announced on Saturday.



Source link

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here