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Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman to unify WBA welterweight belts July 20

WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao took to his Twitter account to confirm he will be fighting WBA super welterweight champion Keith Thurman July 20.

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Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs), 40, who defeated Adrien Broner by unanimous decision in his last fight, will face an undefeated power puncher in Thurman.

Thurman, 30, also confirmed the bout and its a great opportunity to increase his legacy against the 8-time division champion.

Thurman (29-0-0, 22 KOs) recently returned from a two year layoff to unimpressive decision Josesito Lopez in January. Its also worth noting that “One Time’s” WBC title was stripped during his layoff.

The bout will be in Las Vegas but specifics are expected to be announced later.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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