Keith Thurman targets Manny Pacquiao after retaining WBA welterweight title

27 January 2019 01:00
American returns from 22-month layoff to beat Josesito LopezChampion was sidelined with elbow and hand injuries‘I’m ready to fight wherever Pacquiao wants it’Keith Thurman came back from a 22-month layoff to beat Josesito Lopez via majority decision on Saturday night to retain his welterweight title and set his sights on a showdown with Manny Pacquiao.Thurman got off to a fast start with a second-round knockdown, withstood a big seventh round from Lopez, and regained control to improve to 29-0. It was the WBA champion’s first fight since 4 March 2017, before he was sidelined first by right elbow surgery and then an injured left hand. Related: What happens when a boxer loses his shot at glory and goes back to real life? Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian