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Manny Pacquiao is going against Keith Thurman on July 20 at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, U.S.A. The latter is undefeated, and Pacman wants his belt to make a new history in the world of boxing.
While preparing for this fight, Pacquiao has sparred with many professional boxers, and most of them stated that the Filipino boxer would best Thurman in their upcoming match. His latest sparmates in Los Angeles was Abraham Lopez, and Arnold Gonzalez and both said that Manny is still on top of his game despite his age.
Lopez stated that he is honored to get to spar with Manny Pacquaio. He was impressed even if this is the first that they had worked together. “It’s my first time sparring with Manny,” Philippine Star quoted him as saying. “Manny has a heavy hand, and he’s very quick. I see no speed going down. His power’s there, and he’s not losing his speed. Hopefully, he will come out with the victory.”
Gonzalez said that Pacquiao is sharp, and as he can see how many plays, he can say that age does not matter in Manny’s case. On the other hand, his boxing rivals also shared that they see Pacman as the winner in his fight against Keith Thurman. Brandon Rios whom Pacquiao fought in 2013 said that during their fight he was like fighting someone with eight hands.
South China Morning Post reported that Rios believes Manny Pacquiao will continue winning his games. The boxer also noted that Thurman might lose because aside from the fact that the Filipino boxer is still good, he thinks that his 30-year-old American opponent has not fully recovered yet from his elbow injury that put his career on hold for 22 months before making his comeback in January.