THE WEIGHT IN
THE TV COVERAGE- FOX NEWS
THE UNDER CARD
Undercard matches will start at 8 a.m. (Manila time) on Sunday, July 21, 2019.
Unbeaten Filipino Dato gets Pacquiao-Thurman card going with KO win
Pinoy boxer Dato stops foe in Pacquiao-Thurman undercard
John Leo Dato during the official weigh-in. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
Genisis Libranza scores stoppage win in Pacquiao-Thurman undercard
The events are as follows:
Caleb Plant (U.S.) vs Mike Lee (U.S.)
IBF super middleweight title –
- Caleb Plant drops Mike Lee 4 times en route to a 3rd round stoppage. He retains the IBF super middleweight championship.
- Caleb Plant of the United States made a successful first defense of his IBF super middleweight crown on Saturday, scoring a third round knockout over previously undefeated challenger Mike Lee.
- Luis Nery (Mexico) vs Juan Carlos Payano (Dominican Republic)
Luis Nery’s previous victims include Filipino “King” Arthur Villanueva, who he KO’ed in 2017.
- Yordenis Ugas (Cuba) vs Omar Figueroa (U.S.)
- Manny Pacquiao (Philippines) vs Keith Thurman (U.S.)
WBA welterweight title
Manny Pacquiao has finished getting his hands wrapped, throwing some punches to get loose in his locker room before the fight. Keith Thurman, meanwhile, is getting his legs stretched and calf massaged.
The Pinoy boxing icon is at the MGM Grand Arena getting his hands wrapped by trainer Marvin Somodio. He looks relaxed.
Pacquiao getting the best of exchanges, despite Thurman’s best efforts. Thurman just might be too slow for Pacquiao.
Pacquiao still trying to lure Thurman to come inside, then tagging him on the exchanges. Speed really a problem for Thurman. Pace has slowed down, but Manny still in the driver’s seat.
Pacquiao turns the workrate up in the middle of the round. He’s winning every exchange. And he looks like he has much more energy.
Big right from Thurman. Is Pacquiao hurt? In any case, that stopped Pinoy’s offense.
Big right for Thurman in the dying seconds, but Pacquiao absorbed it well.
Final round. Pacquiao shoud be ahead comfortably, but Thurman remains dangerous.
There’s the final bell. I have it 8-4 Pacquiao, but you never know what the scorecards will say in Vegas. We await the drama of the decision #PacThurman