Ahead of Manny Pacquiao vs Keith Thurman, we asked four key Brits who would win and how
Ahead of the big fight on July 20, we present Manny Pacquiao vs Keith Thurman predictions from the UK.
Adam Booth – esteemed trainer of unbeaten welterweight Josh Kelly, among others
Thurman did not look his best against Josesito Lopez but Pac-man is old for a fighter now. I think Thurman might just be too big and strong for the older great now. Every great has his final curtain and it’s possible that this could be Manny’s. If so, I hope it’s the dignified one he deserves and I hope it’s on points.
Conor Benn – undefeated welterweight contender
Thurman vis late-rounds stoppage.
Chris Jenkins – British welterweight champion
Pacquiao’s 40 now and Thurman’s 30, Pacquiao has lost a couple of fights, Thurman’s undefeated and comes to fight. I think that Thurman’s going to win, the age and all the wars Pacquiao has had, he’s been knocked out and Thurman hasn’t. I’m leaning more towards a late stoppage win for Thurman but Pacquiao can pull it out of the bag in fights when he shouldn’t.
Johnny Garton – Former British welterweight champion
Thurman to win. He’s very smart, younger and fresher. Pacquiao is past his best now. I’ll go points.
Ekow Essuman – English welterweight champion
Pacquiao, I feel, is coming towards the end of his career. I feel he still has ’it’ but not sure if he has the pop in his punches to give Thurman immense trouble. Thurman is a powerful boxer, he can be tricky and his recent layoff may have helped the injuries he was suffering with. Thurman might be fresher and I’m sliding more towards him winning, although I’m aware Manny has a wealth of experience behind him. I don’t think it will go the distance. If Pacquiao has worn a bit, I think Thurman will stop him, but if he hasn’t then I think Pacquiao stops Thurman with his workrate.