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.
The summer just got a little hotter! pic.twitter.com/SxcZsEauNq
— Manny Pacquiao (@MannyPacquiao) May 12, 2019
Thurman, 30, also confirmed the bout and its a great opportunity to increase his legacy against the 8-time division champion.
It’s finally official!
— Keith Thurman Jr. (@keithfthurmanjr) May 12, 2019
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.