Manny Pacquiao has been around for a really long time. Having made his professional boxing debut way back in 1995, he has been boxing for close to quarter of a century now. His most recent fight was against Keith Thurman, ten years his junior, who Manny still managed to defeat despite all odds. There is now an active demand for a Pacquiao vs Thurman Rematch.
However, if this rematch does take place – it is unlikely that Manny would be the one who would get his hand raised this time around! Let us take a closer look at why Pacquiao will be at a disadvantage:
If Keith Thurman had a large fanbase to entice the powers that be. Everyone will be talking a Thurman vs Pacquiao rematch. Lets put this in perspective. Thurman landed almost 200 power punches 192 compubox to be precise. In the may vs pac 144 power blows was landed in total
— PUNSH DRUNK BOXING (@PunchDrunkEnt) July 25, 2019
Manny Pacquiao vs Keith Thurman: Rematch To Favour Thurman?
In case a Pacquiao vs Thurman rematch takes place, there is a good chance that it will be Keith Thurman who will be at the position of advantage. He has now had the privilege to share the ring with the Pac Man and know exactly how he fights. While Thurman’s unbeaten streak has come to an end, he has a fire burning in him to avenge this loss.
Thurman will fight with a newfound passion to avenge the loss while Pacquiao will be burnt out from the previous fight. Hence, this time it is advantage-Thurman.
Thurman: It was a blessing and a lesson. I want a rematch
— Samantha V 🇵🇭 (@SamViacrusis) July 21, 2019
Pacquiao vs Thurman 2: Are We Going to Get This?
As of this writing there is no official confirmation if a rematch between the two is going to take place. However, Thurman has indeed expressed his desire for a Pacquiao vs Thurman rematch right after their match at the MGM Grand came to an end. Pacquiao had won that match via split decision.