Manny Pacquiao Slight Favourite To Beat Keith Thurman

Published on July 15th, 2019 2:34 am EST
Written By: Dave Manuel
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Bright lights of Vegas.  Manny Pacquiao vs. Keith Thurman.  Boxing.  Bet on it! The timeless wonder, Manny Pacquiao, will be returning to the ring on Saturday night to take on Keith Thurman in a Welterweight battle.

Pacquiao, who is now 40 years of age, will take a record of 61-7-2 into this fight. Pacquiao is 4-1 in his last four fights, though that includes his loss to Jeff Horn, which was controversial to say the least.

Keith Thurman, on the other hand, is younger than Pacquiao by a decade and brings a perfect 29-0-0 record into this fight. This will be, by far, the biggest fight of Thurman's career, and it will be interesting to see how he handles the spotlight.

Thurman holds the WBA Super World Welterweight title, and that belt will be on the line at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday night.


Let's take a look at the odds for this fight, courtesy of Bet365:

Source: Bet365
Time Stamp: July 15th, 2019 2:26 am EST
Odds Subject to Change

Keith Thurman, 2.00
Manny Pacquiao, 1.80


As you can see, Pacquiao is a very slight favourite to win, though this is essentially a coin toss.

The big question is - how will Thurman be able to deal with the bright lights of a big fight in Las Vegas?

Pacquiao has been here many times before and certainly won't be impacted, though can we say the same for Thurman? Can Pacquiao continue to extend his career on Saturday night and possibly move into one last big-money fight?

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