At 40, Manny Pacquiao He showed that he is still in the ring. Filipinos defeated Keith Thurman American at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas due to a split decision. champion in the super heavyweight World Boxing Association (WBA).
pac Man, Who arrived as a regular champion, was largely superior to his opponent, but the judges decision was not unanimous. One of them saw that he had won a place with a 114 at 113. The other two, however, have registered two cards 115-112 favorable for the Filipino, he shared his life between the gloves and politics.
"Boxing – is my passion" Pacquiao said after the fight, when asked about the continuity of its sports car & # 39; EASURES.
From the first round it was clear that it would be fight with plenty of action. Upon returning both fighters exchanged blows. But the one who won best – Pacquiao He sent his opponent to the canvas with a right hook. 30-year-old American, who has not suffered a defeat, sustained a few seconds that remain before the bell.
With agility and strength, dominate the Philippine exactly to the seventh. Then Thurman left the protection and confused Asian superstar. But it was a loan in Florida.
Manny Pacquiao took Keith Thurman in the first round in Las Vegas. (Miller Ethane / Getty Images / AFP)
In the tenth round, attractive Pacquiao hit him in the liver and had a sense when he did not have a minute and a half to rest. Thurman escaped early exodus and, in the final seconds, attacked the Filipinos, finding sunken knockout. It is not enough to eliminate the best impression, which leaves Pacquiao.
"It was fun," Pacquiao said. "My opponent – a good fighter and a boxer, he's strong, I think he has done everything possible and I did everything I could." In the evening we made the crowd happy, because it was a good fight, "- he said. pac ManWho took his record to 62 wins (40), seven losses and two draws.
Thurman, who recently suffered from physical problems and omissions in January cut 22 months was 29 wins (22 KOs), the defeat and the struggle without solving solutions.
There was a special spectator: Floyd Mayweather, Pacquiao won in 2015 and which everyone wants to see face to face with Philippine officials, came after the fight from the first row.