Thurman Will Beat Pacquiao, Mares says
Keith Thurman will beat Manny Pacquaio says Mares. He is really excited about the fight but he thinks that the 40-year-old Pacquaio doesn’t have it in him anymore to beat the 30-year-old Thurman. Pacquaio vs Thurman fight is still being decided but the expected date is July 13th.
Good Performance Against Broner
Pacquaio defeated Broner by a 12 round unanimous decision last January in Vegas but it seemed like Manny was afraid to throw punches at the 29-year-old Broner. It was a good performance by Pacquaio though.
“You have Thurman against Pacquiao, and Errol Spence against Porter,”
Mares said to Fighthype.
“I think that’s the best fight Pacquiao could have chosen, because if he had fought Errol Spence, it would have been a difficult fight. So a thumbs up for Pacquiao’s team for not taking that fight. “
Pacquiao Chose The Right Opponent
Pacquiao’s decision to fight Thurman instead of Spence is a good decision. Because the way Spence is beating everyone, Pacquaio would have had a hard time in the ring with him. Spence is at 5”9 ½ is way too big for Pacquaio 5”6’ ½.
Just like Mikey Garcia, Pacquaio also doesn’t have the size, power or reach to beat Spence. And if Spence went too hard on Manny, he could even end up Knocking him out.
“I just feel with Pacquiao and Thurman, it’s a really good fight,”
“I like that fight because of the styles they both bring. Pacquiao, age is just a number for him. We saw what he did to a younger fighter, Broner, but Thurman is just a different animal. Thurman does go out and fight, because Adrien Broner. doesn’t. He hasn’t in his last three fights. He’s like gun-shy for some reason. He’s flashy and stuff, but he just doesn’t throw. Thurman is going to be a difficult fight; more of a difficult fight for Pacquiao,”
Thurman Needs To Pump Up His Game
Thurman is way better than Broner. He didn’t do good against Lopez and he is probably 3/4th of the fighter he once was but even that is enough for him to take on PacMan. He fights the way he did against Lopez, he can lose the fight.
“It surprises me to see Manny Pacquiao in each fight, because he shows something different,”
“He can do it all. In his last fight, I like the pressure he put against a younger fighter Adrien Broner; the combinations, the movement. He’s not losing his legs. Thurman, I feel, should win the fight, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Manny Pacquiao surprised us just with the boxing skills he has,”
The thing is, Pacquiao is getting old. He is not the same fighter he was before. He has aged but he is still good enough to take on most of the welterweight champions out there. Thurman could be one of them. Thurman has a very predictable style of fighting but it is still very efficient. He throws a couple of punches and then moves back to avoid getting hit. His defense is really good. So, if Pacquaio tries to go at him, he wouldn’t be able to take down Thurman very easily.
“A lot of people take that in as a factor, especially against a fighter like Thurman, who hasn’t lost,” Mares said about Pacquiao’s age. “He’s undefeated, and he’s going up against a legend, who I myself am a big fan, and put him up with Ali, Frazier, the top legend fighters. He is that, a living legend. He’s still fighting, Manny Pacquiao,”
“Thurman is vulnerable. He’s the the type of fighter that takes those shots,”
“He got hit and almost knocked out by Josesito Lopez. So that let’s you know that he’s vulnerable to a left hand…I think it’s an even match-up, but I’m leaning towards Thurman,”
Thurman showed some weakness against Lopez. He can do the same against Pacquaio otherwise he will see the best of Pacquiao. Thurman weak chin will be the main target for Manny. If he could go at it long enough. He can even knock him out.
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