Pacquiao vs Thurman: Date, Time, Location
Freddie Roach, who is the co-coach for eight division champion Pacquiao, is expecting an intense challenge when his fighter takes on unbeaten WBA welterweight beltholder Thurman on July 20 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The bout is being carried by FOX PPV.
In last January, Pacquiao dominated four division champion Adrien Broner over 12 rounds of one-sided action. Thurman recently snapped a two year layoff, when he won a tougher than expected decision over Lopez.
Boxing legend Pacquiao and Thurman will fight for World Boxing Association welterweight supremacy. This Big fight will be held on July 20, 2019 at MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States at 10 p.m EST. This fight will be exclusively on FOX Sports pay-per-view.
Fans have known for quite a while the battle was a done arrangement, and yesterday the scene for Keith Thurman’s WBA welterweight title protection against genius Manny Pacquiao was affirmed: the two will conflict at The MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The scene of various huge Pacquiao evenings, The MGM was before a veritable second home for Manny.
Manny Pacquiao Bio
Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KO) will look to “unify” his WBA world welterweight title with Thurman’s WBA super world welterweight title. If you’re new to boxing and think I made a typo and didn’t mean to put WBA twice, I didn’t make a typo. If you’re new to boxing and think this sounds stupid, it is.
Name: Manny Pacquiao
Born: December 17, 1978
Height: 5-5 ½
Total fights: 70
Record: 61-7-2 with 39 knockouts
The 40-year-old Manny Pacquiao fought at the MGM Grand in January, outpointing a lethargic Adrien Broner over 12 rounds in a Showtime PPV main event. It was his first fight at that location since his 2016 win over Bradley Jr in their 3rd fight, and his first fight in Las Vegas since later in 2016, when he beat Vargas at the Thomas & Mack Center.
For his career, Manny Pacquiao is 10-4-1 (4 KO) at the MGM Grand, and 16-4-1 (7 KO) in Las Vegas.
On January 20, Pacquiao battered Broner in a lopsided bout in Las Vegas, winning easily with an impressive display of superior hand speed and destructive power that landed him the unanimous decision over the much younger American at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Keith Thurman Bio
Keith Thurman (29-0, 22 KO) doesn’t have quite that same Las Vegas experience. His last three fights in 2016, 2017, and 2019 have all come in main events at Barclays Center, and he hasn’t fought in Vegas since 2015, when he beat Robert Guerrero at the MGM Grand.
Name: Keith Thurman
Born: November 23, 1988
Height: 5-7 ½
Total fights: 29
Record: 28-0 with one no contest and 23 knockouts
For his career, Keith Thurman is 4-0 (2 KO) in Las Vegas, all of those fights coming at the MGM Grand.
Maybe Brooklyn, maybe Vegas, wherever Manny Pacquiao wants it, Thurman said. I’d even fight him in the Philippines if I have to. Thurman had been idle since edging Danny Garcia by split decision in March of 2017 to unify two 147-pound titles.