Gallery | Jul 21 2019

In pictures – Manny Pacquiao outpoints Keith Thurman

40-year-old Manny Pacquiao edges Keith Thurman in Las Vegas
Manny Pacquiao
Manny Pacquiao salutes the Las Vegas fans  |  Stephanie Trapp/TGB

Filipino idol Manny Pacquiao dropped Keith Thurman in round one and won a close split decision to earn a welterweight world title Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. 

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“It was fun,” said Pacquiao. “My opponent is a good fighter and boxer. He was strong. I’m not that kind of boxer who talks a lot; we were just promoting the fight. I think he did his best, and I did my best. I think we made the fans happy tonight because it was a good fight.”

Floyd Mayweather is an interested ringsider Stephanie Trapp/TGB

The sell-out crowd of 14,356 got treated to great action from the start, as an exciting first round was capped off by Pacquiao dropping Thurman for the first time in his career with a straight right hand late in the round.

Down goes Thurman Stephanie Trapp/TGB