LAS VEGAS (AFP) - Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao rolled back the years to become the oldest welterweight champion in boxing history with a thrilling split decision victory over WBA champion Keith Thurman on Saturday.
MANILA (AFP) - Fans in the Philippines on Sunday roared their approval and rose to their feet imitating the punches of Manny Pacquiao as they declared that their idol was still a boxing force at the age of 40 with his stunning victory over American Keith Thurman.
Thurman trying to make this look like a career-defining bout for him. Manny is 40 and way past his prime, but for Keith to underestimate the man would be a mistake and a career-altering loss. Talk is cheap. Manny is a machine even at 40 and could wear Thurman down. Punches in bunches will win this fight.
LAS VEGAS (AFP) – Twenty-four years after first climbing into a professional boxing ring, Manny Pacquiao will attempt to defy the march of time here Saturday (Sunday in Manila) when he battles undefeated American Keith Thurman for the WBA welterweight crown.
LOS ANGELES -- Floyd Mayweather has “zero interest” in coming out of retirement for a rematch with Manny Pacquiao after their money-spinning 2015 superfight, close confidante Leonard Ellerbe said Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Floyd Mayweather has “zero interest” in coming out of retirement for a rematch with Manny Pacquiao after their money-spinning 2015 superfight, close confidante Leonard Ellerbe said Wednesday.
The 40-year-old eight-division world champion has been riled by trash-talking from WBA champion Thurman ahead of the bout, with the undefeated American vowing to send Pacquiao into retirement at Las Vegas’s MGM Grand next month.
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - After a boxing career that has spanned nearly a quarter of a century and 70 professional contests, it is little surprise that Manny Pacquiao has his training regime honed to perfection.
“I’m destroying the legend of Manny Pacquiao. His legacy ends on July 20 and mine begins,” boasted Thurman on Thursday in Los Angeles during a presser that marked the end of a promotional tour of their title bout set two months from now in Las Vegas.
JERWIN Ancajas proved too strong as he crushed Japanese challenger Ryuichi Funai on the way to a 7th round stoppage to keep his International Boxing Federation super-flyweight title on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) in California.