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At 40, Pacquiao’s Brilliance is Still Lighting up a Dimming Sport

Manny Pacquiao continues to shine (Photo: Stephanie Trapp – TGB Promotions)

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By: Dennis “dSource” Guillermo

Manny Pacquiao’s legend continues to grow with his latest conquest of the previously unbeaten Keith Thurman.

Boxing’s only eight-division world champion, Pacquiao (62-7-2) at 40, not only gave Thurman (29-1) the first loss of his career and strangled the WBA welterweight “super” champion away from the much younger Floridian, he also proved that true legends overcome age.

PHOTOS: Manny Pacquiao Wins Split-Decision Against Kieth Thurman in Memorable Fight

Manny Pacquiao defeated Keith Thurman on Saturday (Photo: Stephanie Trapp – TGB Promotions)

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By Chris Robinson

Manny Pacquiao left another memorable impression on boxing fans on Saturday night with an epic triumph over the very dangerous Keith Thurman. Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 KO’s) captured a 12-round split-decision victory over Thurman (29-1, 22 KO’s), with two 115-112 scorecards favoring the Filipino legend and one 114-113 tally going the other way.

Pacquiao stormed out of the gates with a big first round, knocking down Thurman with a sneaky counter shot that set the tone of the fight. From that point forward, Pacquiao took control with his quickness, activity, and punch output.

Manny Pacquiao vs. Keith Thurman: Analysis and Bold Prediction

Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman are ready to fight (Photo: Stephanie Trapp – TGB Promotions)

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By: Dennis Guillermo

Las Vegas – In a few hours Keith “One Time” Thurman (29-0) finally gets his chance to add the legendary Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao (61-7-2) to his list of conquered foes. It would easily be the most precious feather in his cap.

Thurman has said a lot of things leading up to this fight; from hurling insults to singing Pacquiao’s praises all in the same sentence. Round zero goes to the WBA super champion. He won the verbal battle, for sure, and it’s safe to say he’s gotten under Pacquiao’s skin more than one time (pun intended). But can he capitalize on that proverbial point and win the war?

PHOTOS: Manny Pacquiao (146.5) and Keith Thurman (146.5) Make Weight Ahead of PPV Showdown

Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman fight on Saturday night (Photo: Stephanie Trapp – TGB Promotions)

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By Chris Robinson

On Friday afternoon, Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman made weight ahead of their welterweight title showdown in Las Vegas. Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KO’s), the eight-division world champion, will meet Thurman (29-0, 22 KO’s), the reigning WBA welterweight champion, on Saturday night inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena, with FOX Sports pay per view televising.

Each man weighed in at 146.5 pounds, and both appear to be in peak physical condition. Afterwards, you could again see the intensity in Thurman’s eyes, while Pacquiao appears equally as confident.

Pacquiao Admits Thurman has Gotten Under his Skin; Vows to Teach him a Lesson

Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman face off on Saturday (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Dennis “dSource” Guillermo

Whatever Keith Thurman’s true intentions are, he’s definitely done his part in hyping up his “dream match” with Manny Pacquiao.

Whether he’s simply playing the heel to drum up interest for the pay-per-view audience or his aggressive verbal jabs are a preliminary part of his gameplan, Thurman (29-0, 22 KOs), the WBA ‘super’ welterweight world champion, has definitely generated a lot more drama and interest for his July 20 bout with the future Hall of Famer, Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs).

Three reasons why Keith Thurman will retain his undefeated record against Manny Pacquiao

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Keith Thurman and Manny Pacquiao are set to go toe-to-toe in Las Vegas in July with the WBA (Super) welterweight title on the line and boxing fans will be eagerly awaiting the outcome of the bout which promises so much. Thurman will be looking to retain his perfect record of 29-0 (1) whilst Pacquiao will be looking to show the world he still has plenty left to give, even at the ripe age of 40.

Fans can bet on Thurman v Pacquiao right now ahead of the fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, with Thurman odds on currently (8/11) and Pacquiao just over evens (11/10.) Since Pacquiao’s controversial defeat to Jeff Horn in 2017, the Filipino has won both of his fights, which indicates he is still a force to be reckoned with, but Thuram will provide stern opposition and we’ve identified three reasons why the American can come up trumps against Pac-Man.

Will ‘One Time’ be the Last Time for Pacquiao?

Manny Pacquiao faces Keith Thurman on July 20th in Las Vegas (Photo: Stephanie Trapp)

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By Dennis Guillermo

As long as Manny Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39) continues to defy age and keeps winning, the narrative isn’t going to change each time he is set to face another young, hungry and determined opponent.

Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman (29-0, 22 KOs) easily fits that bill. The unbeaten WBA welterweight champ is next in line to attempt to slay the legend. He vows to do nothing less.

What Are the Odds We See Floyd Mayweather Return to Face Manny Pacquiao in 2019?

Manny Pacquiao dominated Adrien Broner but will we see him face Floyd Mayweather this year? (Photo: Esther Lin – SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

This past weekend, inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV, eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao successfully defended his version of the WBA welterweight title with a dominating 12-round unanimous decision over former champion Adrien Broner.

Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KO’s) was simply too accurate, too busy, and too determined for the talented Broner (33-4-1, 24 KO’s), who was held to throwing under 300 total punches the entire duration of the bout. This win comes on the heels of Pacquiao’s impressive drubbing of Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse, who he dropped three times and stopped in the seventh round this past July.

Problem Solved: Pacquiao’s Legacy Continues After Dominant Performance Over Broner

Manny Pacquiao defeated Adrien Broner on Saturday night (Photo: Esther Lin – SHOWTIME)

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by: Dennis Guillermo

Boxing’s only eight-division world champion, Manny Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs) successfully defended his WBA welterweight crown against Adrien Broner (33-4-1, 24 KOs) Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in front of a sold out pro-Pacquiao crowd in his return to Las Vegas after more than a two-year absence.

The 40-year-old fighting senator from the Philippines turned back the clock as he overwhelmed the much-younger 29-year-old Broner with his signature relentless style right from the opening up to the final bell en route to a unanimous decision win. The three judges scored it ringside 117-111 and 116-112 twice. On my most generous night, I’d give Broner one round, two at the most as he simply didn’t do enough to convincingly win any round as evidenced by Compubox numbers.

Recipe for Adrien Broner’s Sautéed German Shepherd

Adrien Broner speaking at the final press conference ahead of his showdown with Manny Pacquiao (Photo: Chris Farina – Mayweather Promotions)

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by: Dennis Guillermo

Adrien “The Problem” Broner definitely had some problems with some people heading into Wednesday’s final press conference for his much-anticipated bout with Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Arena this weekend.

“I’m pissed off, for real. Coming here doing this press conference in this little ass room,” Broner announced to the media gathered at the David Copperfield Theater. “They didn’t spend money on our shit like our fight ain’t nothin. I see what they’re trying to say, but they won’t do this shit anymore after I win this fight,” Broner added.

PHOTOS: Manny Pacquaio Hosts Media Day in Los Angeles Ahead of Adrien Broner Fight

Manny Pacquiao and Freddie Roach getting to work in Los Angeles (Photo: Esther Lin – SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

Eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao and former four-division world champion Adrien Broner both hosted separate media workouts on Wednesday in Los Angeles, CA. Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KO’s) will meet Broner (33-3-1, 24 KO’s) on Jan. 19 from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on SHOWTIME pay per view.

For Pacquiao, now 40 years old and the holder of one of the WBA welterweight titles, a fight with Broner is something he doesn’t take lightly.

Pacquiao: In Case You Forgot

Manny Pacquiao During His Media Day Ahead of Adrien Broner Fight (Photo: Chris Farina)

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by: “dSource” – Dennis Guillermo / Twitter @dRealSource

Like a blur, a flurry of five, six, eight-punch combinations. Most have been given fair warning, and blokes like Ricky Hatton even swore he had studied and knew what was coming. “Right hook, roll under,” The Hitman waxed philosophical. Fighters like him should be scaring the shit out of you. Most meteors like the one tattooed on his left forearm will when it connects. But then he flashes his smile and swindles you with his humility. Just enough to make you think he can’t be that vicious in the ring.

Until boom!

Millions of pupils dilate with fatal anticipation. Another legendary boxer’s ass kisses the canvas. Barrera, Morales, Mosley, Bradley, Cotto, and yes Hatton too. Not sure what happened to what he studied regarding that right hook and roll under, but he ate a left cross and graduated in round 2. Last names of first ballot Hall of Famers and some of the greatest pugilists in history. Victims. Or as Shaq likes to call em, “barbecue chicken.”

PHOTOS: Adrien Broner Grinds Hard For Jan. 19 Manny Pacquiao Clash

Adrien Broner Grinding Hard for Manny Pacquiao (Photo: Robby Illanes – SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday, Jan. 19, four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner (33-3-1, 24 KO’s) will face off with eight-division titlist and current WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KO’s) inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. On Tuesday afternoon, Broner hosted an open media workout inside of the famed 5th Street Gym in Miami, FL in advance of the big showdown.

Broner is surely being doubted by many ahead of the SHOWTIME pay per view collision with Pacquiao, and understands what it means to his career.

VIDEO: Nate Jones is Waiting on Floyd Mayweather’s Call Regarding Possible Comeback vs. Pacquiao or Someone Else

Nate Jones talking boxing in Chicago (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

Will Floyd Mayweather make a comeback to the sport and who will it be against?

The retired, former pound-for-pound king made headlines last month when he revealed that he would be returning to face off with his former foe Manny Pacquiao in December. And while it’s obvious Mayweather vs. Pacquiao II won’t be happening this year, there seems to be real reason to believe we could see them face off in 2019.

PHOTOS: Manny Pacquiao overcomes a game Jessie Vargas inside of the Thomas & Mack

Manny Pacquiao overcame a spirited effort from Jessie Vargas (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

As expected, eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao defeated Jessie Vargas this past Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nev.

Inside of the Thomas & Mack Center, Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KO’s) was sharp, strong, and efficient throughout the fight, while Vargas, (27-2, 10 KO’s) lost no stock at all in defeat, showing true grit and determination in the face of his more experienced foe.

Pacquiao, 37, picks up the WBO welterweight title for a third time with the win and speculation about a rematch with Floyd Mayweather has begun. Check below for a closer look at the action.

Photos courtesy of Mikey Williams/Top Rank

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Chris Robinson can be reached at CRobinson@hustleboss.com

 

 

Manny Pacquiao vs. Jessie Vargas Official Weigh-In

Manny Pacquiao and Jessie Vargas face off later tonight in Las Vegas (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

Later tonight, inside of the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nev., WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas (27-1, 10 KO’s) meets eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao (58-6-2, 38 KO’s) in an attempt to make a first defense of his belt and also elevate his career to a new level.

Vargas is a heavy underdog, anywhere between 6-1 to 7-1 according to Las Vegas odds makers, but he is not short of any confidence heading into the most pivotal fight of his career.  Vargas is coming off of his biggest victory to date, a ninth-round TKO over previously unbeaten Olympian Sadam Ali this past March, while Pacquiao is returning following an announced retirement that came after his victory over Tim Bradley in their third encounter.

PHOTOS: Inside the Final Manny Pacquiao vs. Jessie Vargas Press Conference

Manny Pacquiao and Jessie Vargas face off on Saturday night in Las Vegas (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

On Wednesday afternoon, inside of the Margaux Ballroom at the Wynn Las Vegas, the final press conference was held for this weekend’s Manny Pacquiao vs. Jessie Vargas pay per view event.

Vargas (27-1, 10 KO’s) will defend his WBO welterweight belt against Pacquiao (58-6-2, 38 KO’s) from the Thomas & Mack Center in a fight that he is considered a 7-1 underdog.

VIDEO: Manny Pacquiao Media Day Highlights ahead of Nov. 5 Jessie Vargas bout

Manny Pacquiao training in Los Angeles ahead of his Nov. 5 bout in Las Vegas vs. Jessie Vargas (Photo: Mikey Williams)

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By Chris Robinson

We are a little over a week away from the Manny Pacquiao vs. Jessie Vargas showdown.

Set for Nov. 5 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nev., Vargas (27-1, 10 KO’s) will defend his WBO welterweight title against Pacquiao (56-8-2, 38 KO’s), an eight-division titlist over his legendary career.

Manny Pacquiao and Jessie Vargas Face Off in Los Angeles

Manny Pacquiao and Jessie Vargas facing off in Los Angeles (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

There didn’t seem to be too much tension in the air on Thursday afternoon, Sep. 8, as WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas (27-1, 10 KO’s) and eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao (56-8-2, 38 KO’s) came face to face inside of the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif.

Vargas and Pacquiao will face off on Nov. 5, inside of the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

Exclusive PHOTOS: Jessie Vargas kicks off training for Manny Pacquiao clash

WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas is deep into training with Dewey Cooper in Las Vegas ahead of his Nov. 5 bout vs. Manny Pacquiao (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas has officially kicked off his training camp for his Nov. 5 bout vs. eight-division titlist Manny Pacquiao, whom he meets inside of the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

Vargas (27-1, 10 KO’s) may be the one holding the title, but he is regarded as the underdog to many against Pacquiao (58-6-2, 38 KO’s), who still looks sharp at 37 years old.