Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 KO’s) defeated American Keith Thurman (29-1, 22 KO’s) and took away his title of world champion, WBA Super Welterweight champion.
The victory went to Pacquiao in a smooth and difficult battle, because in the end, after 12 rounds the judges ‘ decision was not unanimous.
In the 10th round, Pacquiao was close to send Thurman down, but the American survived after a powerful blow to the liver. Also in the second round after a hook, Pacquiao American has been in a flash knockdown.
In the end, the judges were in favor of Pacquiao: 115:112, 115:112, 113:114.
With high probability, the next fight Pacquiao will meet with the winner of the unification bout between world champion under version IBF Errolson Spence (25-0, 21 KO’s) and IBF belt holder Shawn porter (30-2-1, 17 KOs).