Pacquiao holds last sparring day before Thurman showdown

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 16 2019 05:33 AM

Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao held his last sparring day at Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles before leaving for Las Vegas for his showdown against Keith Thurman.

The "Pacman" had 4 rounds of light sparring with Abraham Lopez to close out the LA training camp.

The 40-year-old fighter will challenge Thurman for the WBA welterweight crown on July 20 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

This will be Pacquiao's 71st boxing match in his professional career. He brings with him a record of 61 wins (39 knockouts), 7 losses and 2 draws.

Meanwhile, Thurman has a record of 29 wins with one no contest. He has won 22 bouts by knockout. However, Thurman is also coming off a long period of activity, having just returned to the ring in January 2019 after last fighting in 2017.

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