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SLIDESHOW: Pacquiao's conquest of Thurman

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Posted at Jul 21 2019 03:18 PM

Filipino boxing great Manny Pacquiao proved once again that both time and other activities are no match for an eight-division champion as he delivered a performance that earned him another belt.

Pacquiao outclassed an opponent 10 years younger, in the person of American Keith Thurman, and in the end came out triumphant in a split decision.

The fight certainly did not look like a split decision for the largely Pacquiao fans at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, especially after the Filipino senator downed his opponent just over 2 minutes into the fight.

The American still managed to hang on, however, and put on a good fight for the rest of the 12-round bout.

Here are some of the highlights in Pacquiao's 62nd in his professional career.

Manny Pacquiao (right) connects with a punch on Keith Thurman during their World Boxing Association welterweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Steve Marcus, Getty Images/AFP

Manny Pacquiao (left) floors Keith Thurman box in the first round of their WBA welterweight championship bout. Joe Camporeale, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Keith Thurman gets up after being knocked down by Manny Pacquiao in the first round. John Locher, AP

Keith Thurman throws a punch to the body against Manny Pacquiao in the first round. John Locher, AP

Manny Pacquiao (right) and Keith Thurman exchange punches in the second round. John Locher, AP

Pacquiao (right) throws a right at Keith Thurman in the sixth round. Ethan Miller, Getty Images/AFP

Keith Thurman (left) connects with a solid right of his own. Joe Camporeale, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman exchange blows. Joe Camporeale, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Manny Pacquiao (right) lands a solid punch against Keith Thurman in the fifth round. John Locher, AP

Manny Pacquiao (right) lands a hit against Keith Thurman. Joe Camporeale, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Manny Pacquiao (right) lands a hit against Keith Thurman. Joe Camporeale, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Filipino fans watch Manny Pacquiao fight against Keith Thurman at a covered basketball court in Manila. Noel Celis, AFP

Filipino fans react as Manny Pacquiao fight against Keith Thurman at a covered basketball court in Manila. Noel Celis, AFP

Manny Pacquiao reacts to the crowd after defeating Keith Thurman by split decision. John Locher, AP

Manny Pacquiao celebrates his split-decision victory over Keith Thurman in their WBA welterweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller, Getty Images/AFP