Manny Pacquiao Beats Keith Thurman Reaction! Manny Pacquiao becomes the WBA welterweight champion of the world by winning a 12 round split decision over Keith Thurman! I had picked Thurman to win the fight going in. I just felt he was the better boxer. I was proven wrong! My personal score may have been closer than most, but I still had Pacquiao beating Thurman. I have to tip my hat to Manny Pacquiao for beating Keith Thurman who I also have to tip my hat to for showing humility in defeat. It’s a trait we see far too little of in boxing.
Manny Pacquiao vs Keith Thurman Preview! Manny (Pac-Man) Pacquiao and Keith (One Time) Thurman both who hold a share of the WBA welterweight championship square off against each other tonight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas Nevada. Pacquiao comes into the fight with a record of 61-7-2. 39 wins by stoppage and has been stopped twice. Thurman enters the ring at 29-0 with 22 stoppage wins. The winner is very likely to face the winner of Errol (The Truth Spence) & Shawn (Showtime) Porter who are set to meet in September.