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Pacquiao, Thurman make weight at identical 146.5 pounds

Pacquiao, Thurman make weight at identical 146.5 pounds
 Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman Jr. at their weigh-in a day before their fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena July 21 Manila time. Both fighters weigh at an identical 146.5 pounds. Ponciano John Melo
Text and Photos by Ponciano "John" Melo Jr. 

 

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — The fight is on and one of the biggest fight nights of the year is only a day away. 

At their official weigh-in, Friday morning (5 AM, Saturday Manila time) both Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman Jr. made weight below the 147 pound-limit for their WBA welterweight championship clash in a little over 24 hours time. 

Pacquiao, Thurman make weight at identical 146.5 pounds

The fighters registered identical weights at 146.5 lbs. that signifies no further hiccup for the much-awaited bout that sees Thurman risking his unblemished record against boxing’s only eight-division world champion. 

Met with some jeers from the crowd, Thurman was first to hit the scales, while his opponent Pacquiao had applause greet him when his time came to step on the podium. 

Thurman, still taunting the Filipino Senator and boxing icon, vowed it was his time to shine come fight night.

Pacquiao, Thurman make weight at identical 146.5 pounds

“It’s my time, and I’ll still be champ by tomorrow night,” he said after the weigh-in.

While Pacquiao, not much for engaging in a word war, thanked the sizeable crowd for supporting the fight.

Pacquiao, Thurman make weight at identical 146.5 pounds

“Thank you for coming to witness a good fight, I want to prove something for this fight. I’m so prepared for this and this is one of my best training camps. We’re all set tomorrow,” he said. 

Topics: Pacquiao , Thurman , Pacquiao vs Thurman , Boxing
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