If you asked Deontay Wilder, he was sure Keith Thurman was going to beat Manny Pacquiao at last nights big fight in Las Vegas.
Unfortunately, Keith Thurman did NOT win and ended up losing his belt to 40-year-old Manny Pacquiao, but he still kept it diplomatic. Read on to since Manny Pacquiao beats Keith Thurman who keeps it professional after loss…
CelebNSports247.com reports that the 40-year-old veteran handed Keith Thurman his first professional loss while claiming the WBA “super” welterweight championship.
On Saturday, Manny Pacquiao won the fight by split decision—113-114, 115-112, 115-112. It was Pacquiao’s second win this year after he defeated Adrien Broner in January.
According to CompuBox [ ESPN.com], Pacquiao landed fewer punch attempts than Keith Thurman. Pacquiao landed 28 percent (195 of 686), while Thurman landed 37 percent (210 of 571).
Keith Thurman took to social media following the fight to give props to Manny Pacquiao for beating him, saying:
I’ve always said I’m not afraid to let my 0 go, if you can beat me — beat me. @mannypacquiao beat me tonight. Hats off to the Senator on a great performance. #OneTime #PacThurman
Before the fight Thurman spoke on Boxing history and how racism has fueled selling tickets for bouts like his Saturday night fight agains Pacuiao who has 70 total fights?; 39 Wins by KO?; 7 Losses; 61 Wins in his professional career. Thurman has ?30 total fights?; 22 Wins by KO?; 1 Loss; 29 Wins.