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Brilliant Pacquiao downs Thurman to capture WBA crown

WorldNews Sunday, 21 July 2019
Brilliant Pacquiao downs Thurman to capture WBA crownFilipino legend Manny Pacquiao rolled back the years to become the oldest welterweight champion in boxing history with a thrilling split decision victory over WBA champion Keith Thurman on Saturday. The 40-year-old Pacquiao, 10 years older than the previously undefeated Thurman, delivered a vintage performance at the MGM Grand Garden Arena to leave the sell-out crowd of 14,356 roaring its approval. Pacquiao floored Thurman with an electrifying combination in the first round and remained on the front foot throughout a pulsating 12-round duel. Although the bloodied Thurman rallied in the later rounds to narrow Pacquiao's lead, the judges scored it in the Filipino's favour. Two judges scored it...
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News video: Pacquiao and Thurman ready for showdown after making weight

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Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman ready for welterweight showdown in Las Vegas after making weight

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