Pacquiao vs Thurman is all set to be one of the most exciting boxing bouts of recent times. Given that a legend vs legend rematch featuring Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather is now off the cards, it appears that the Pacman has decided to take on one of the hottest names in boxing today, Keith Thurman.
A number of people including legendary boxing Hall of Famer Freddie Roach have weighed-in on the match between these two. Here is a closer look at what to expect in this battle between Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman:
Pacquiao vs Thurman: What to Expect?
At a time when many believe that Manny Pacquiao has lost his ‘killer instinct’, legendary boxing Hall of Famer Freddie Roach has commented that over the years many boxers have trained under him but Pacquiao remains unique and special. He says that unlike others, The Pacman doesn’t really like to ‘beat’ or ‘hurt’ their opponents, he just wants to defeat them.
On the other hand, commenting about Keith Thurman, Roach said that he is a ‘big, strong guy’. Roach also expects that Thurman will give his best in this match as he knows that Manny Pacquiao is indeed very experienced. It will be interesting to watch which way the Pacquiao vs Thurman bout sways towards!
Pacquiao vs Mayweather Rematch Cancelled?
Given that The Pacman will face off against Thurman in July, he will likely take a couple of months off after that. This means that there is little to no chance of Pacquiao vs Mayweather II happening this year, unlike what was heavily rumored.