Pacquiao Is Going To Fight Thurman Next
Manny Pacquiao is fighting Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman instead of Spence. Abner Mares says that the 40-year-old doesn’t want to fight Spence despite partly agreeing to fight him.
What Pacquiao Thinks?
Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs) will be fighting WBA Super World Welterweight Champion Thurman (29-0, 22 KOs) because he feels that Thurman will give hi a good fight
We all were so certain that Manny will take on Spence after he went inside the ring when Spence beat Garcia but it seems like Pacquiao changed his mind. It seems like a good time for Macquiao to take on 30-year-old Thurman who only fought one is last two years because of his injuries.
According To Mares
“I don’t think it’s going to happen,”
Mares said about the potential fight between Manny Pacquiao and Errol Spence Jr.
“I think Pacquiao is looking at Thurman. I know he [Pacquiao] doesn’t want any piece of Errol Spence right now. I find that hard to believe. I thought that was going to happen, when Pacquiao went into the ring, and he called him out; they called each other out,”
Mares said about Pacquiao going into the ring and accepting the challenge to face Spence next after his fight with Mikey Garcia on March 16th
“Then I heard Errol Spence is fighting Shawn Porter. That’s not official, but they may fight,”
How To Beat Thurman
Thurman lost his form after losing to Danny Garcia in 2017. Then showed off poor performance against Josesito Lopez. With such kind of performance, Pacquaio would have a great chance of defeating Thurman. Thurman makes his opponents chase him. Which eventually tires them out. Danny Garcia showed how you can beat Thurman by constantly applying pressure
Pacquaio fought way better against Broner than Thurman did against Lopez but that doesn’t mean Pacquiao can beat Thurman. But Thurman definitely wants this fight. Thurman called out Pacquiao saying that “ It would be an honor to fight him”
Good Thing About Manny vs Thurman
The good thing about their fight will be that one of the WBA’s Welterweight titles will be temporarily be eliminated.
“So what I think is there for Pacquiao is Thurman, and I think Thurman is a really good fight for Pacquiao, because of the styles,”
“It’ll be an interesting fight. It’s a difficult one for both; more for the older Pacquiao, but Pacquiao has so much experience. He’s so well, an all around fighter at his age right now, and he doesn’t show it. You saw his last fight against Broner. He’s just that good of a fighter. Age is just a number for him. We all want to be there. I’m only 34,”
Spence is a difficult fight for Pacquai than Thurman but he seems to be on an early decline at 30. His injuries have destroyed him as a fighter. Fans think that Spence is not focused on boxing anymore. Thurman is also 10 years younger than Pacquiao like Spence but he is almost the same size as Manny. While Spence (5’9”) is way bigger and stronger than the Filipino Star (5’6”)