Pacquiao vs Thurman, where Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman go head to head is all set to be one of the most intense matches of the year when it comes to boxing. Both the men are top-rated in their own right, and when they finally hit the ring on the 20th of July, it is indeed going to be the most exciting encounter of this summer.
Interestingly, to prepare for his fight against the undefeated enigma that Keith Thurman is, Pacquiao has hired a ‘clone’ of the boxer who has a very similar physique as well as the boxing style.
Pacquiao vs Thurman: The Veteran Begins His Prep
Sparring partners are essential in the world of boxing, especially when it comes to a fight which is as big as Pacquiao vs Thurman where two megastars of the sport go head to head. The sparring partner that Pacquiao has chosen has a physical build similar to that of Thurman and also has a very identical boxing style.
In an interview with The Philippine Star, the Pacman even confirmed that he got him because he has a very similar boxing style. This ‘clone’ that Pacquiao has hired as his sparring partner is an Australian light-middleweight boxer, Tim Tszyu.
What Do The Odds Indicate?
The odds currently favor the younger and undefeated Keith Thurman to win over the older and experienced Manny Pacquiao. While Pacquiao is a legend in his own right, this loss takes away nothing from his fantastic career. On the other hand, a loss for Thurman would be a major blemish on his otherwise perfect career.