Published: Wed, July 24, 2019
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Floyd Mayweather's seven-word reaction to Manny Pacquiao's win over Keith Thurman

Floyd Mayweather's seven-word reaction to Manny Pacquiao's win over Keith Thurman

My advisors told me the fight had been signed so I went on and announced that the fight is signed and hopefully we will be looking at maybe later in the year.

Manny Pacquiao ssays he had "fun" as he became the oldest welterweight champion in history by beating WBA Super champion Keith Thurman in a split decision in Las Vegas. At 40 years old, Pacquiao secured the WBA Welterweight World Championship.

It's insane to think that had a 42/1 underdog in Douglas not stopped the seemingly invincible Tyson on that cool February night, the young man from the Phillipines might never have pursued a career in boxing, and we could have been robbed of one of the sport's greatest students.

The fight against Thurman was Pacquiao's 71st professional fight and his record shows 61 wins and just 7 losses, one of them being to Floyd 'Money' Mayweather.

Amir Khan has refused to rule out a possible showdown with Manny Pacquiao this November despite the Filipino star recently distancing himself from a fight with the Brit.

Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, Westmincom chief, said the soldiers stand motivated and proud of Pacquiao for bringing Filipinos another honor and glory with his acumen and grit.

Ultimately, one of the three judges scored the bout in his favor, but the other two gave the fight to Pacquiao.

Khan, who stopped Billy Dib inside four rounds earlier this month, wrongly announced that an agreement was in place for him to fight Pacquiao next in Saudi Arabia this winter.

"I want to thank the fans. I will be back".

Pacquiao's publicist dismissed talk of a clash with the Brit being in the works, prompting suggestions the Bolton brawler is trying to goad the former eight-weight world champion into fighting him.

For his part, Thurman was also classy in defeat, hailing Pacquao as a legend and saying that he was lacking slightly in his output and conditioning compared to the veteran. "I'd love a rematch".

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