Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Thurman vs Pacquiao?
Manny Pacquiao beat Keith Thurman by split decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 20th July 2019 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 115-112, 115-112, 113-114 in favor of winner Manny Pacquiao.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
This contest was for the WBA welterweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Caleb Plant was victorious over Mike Lee for the IBF World Super Middleweight championship, Luis Nery beat Juan Carlos Payano, Yordenis Ugas defeated Omar Figueroa Jr, Sergey Lipinets was victorious over Jayar Inson and Efe Ajagba beat Ali Eren Demirezen.
Thurman vs Pacquiao stats
Manny Pacquiao stepped into the ring with a record of 61 wins, 7 loses and 2 draws, 39 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Keith Thurman made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 29 wins and 0 draws, with 22 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Thurman had advantage in power over Pacquiao, with a 76% knock out percentage over Pacquiao's 64%.
Manny Pacquiao was the older man by 9 years, at 43 years old.
Thurman had a height advantage of 2 inches over Pacquiao. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Manny Pacquiao fought out of the southpaw stance, while Keith Thurman was an orthodox fighter.
Pacquiao was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 41 more fights, and made his debut in 1995, 12 years and 9 months earlier than Thurman, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 326 more professional rounds, 498 to Thurman's 172.
Thurman vs Pacquiao form
Thurman had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Josesito Lopez on 26th January 2019 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Welterweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Danny Garcia on 4th March 2017 by split decision in their WBC World Welterweight and WBA World Welterweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
Going into that contest, he had beat Shawn Porter on 25th June 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Welterweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
Before that, he had defeated Luis Collazo on 11th July 2015 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBA World Welterweight championship fight at USF Sundome, Tampa.
He had won against Robert Guerrero on 7th March 2015 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Welterweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Pacquiao's last 3 fights had come over a period of 13 years, 11 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 years, 7 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.3 rounds on average.
Thurman's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 8 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 55 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11 rounds on average.
What time did Thurman vs Pacquiao start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Thurman vs Pacquiao?
Manny Pacquiao was a 13/20 (-150) favourite going into the contest, while Keith Thurman made his way into the ring at 5/4 (+130) with oddsmakers.