"I'm still looking forward".
Or Pacquiao, holder of titles in eight weight classes during 24 years in the sport, could continue his Hall of Fame-caliber career at age 40 with another impressive win.
"With all respect, (Pacquiao's) a legend, he'll always be remembered in the sport, but I'm doing to Manny Pacquiao what he did to Oscar dela Hoya", Thurman, 30, said.
Beverly Hills-Keith Thurman vowed to retire Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao on Wednesday as the two fighters traded verbal jabs ahead of the World Boxing Association battle for welterweight supremacy.
The event took place at the same MGM Grand Arena which also housed Pacquiao's USA debut in 2001 and where he will fight for the 15th time in his illustrious career.
The two champions will head over to Los Angeles, California for the west coast end of the promotional tour.
The entire fight card for July 20th will be loaded with talent, the main event for the Free FOX TV undercard show will be headlined by unbeaten IBF super middleweight champion Caleb "Sweet Hands" Plant defending his world title against undefeated challenger Mike Lee.Читайте также: Nipsey Hussle's Accused Killer Has Been Indicted, Will Head to Trial
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Manny Pacquiao has never been one to bad mouth his opponents before or after a match. "You will want to be there, especially because this will be this man's last fight".
The 40-year-old is set to take on Thurman in Las Vegas in one of the toughest fights of his illustrious career.
"Come July 20 you will see the best", he said. It is going to be exciting and I like it.
"I know he likes to quote Bible verses so I'll let you know - he's getting crucified".
"Manny is a small guy who has done big things". He is undefeated and this gives me more encouragement, motivation to work hard - like I did before, in my previous fights with big names in boxing. "I'm excited to go back to the Philippines and go straight back to the gym". We had our ups and downs, but Keith Thurman is back on the rise. But I've never lost to a fighter who's lost seven times. He smiled a lot at the smack talk on Tuesday, though the verbiage never got out of hand like it did for his previous bout, when he toyed with Adrien Broner for 12 rounds in January.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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