Keith Thurman wants Manny Pacquiao in the ring and issues a fresh call out to the Filipino boxing icon to get his attention.
Keith Thurman is looking to clean up the 147lbs the old fashion way and become unified champion along the way by collecting all the belts.
He made a strong start to this with his win over Danny Garcia earlier this year in New York, when he won a split decision in March to capture the WBC welterweight title.
Adding to his WBA (Super) belt.
He recently had this to say to WBO champion Manny Pacquiao but has taken to social media again to deliver this message to the ‘Pacman’:
Thurman wants a piece of Pacquiao
From an action standpoint, it would certainly be an exciting fight between two punchers. One that would no doubt sell in the US at least too – given the name level of both fighters at this stage.
However Pacquiao looks set to take on Australian Jeff Horn next up in the summer in Australia. So Thurman may have to wait a bit for this.
There’s no denying though that fans would prefer to see Pacquiao vs Thurman over Pacquiao vs Horn. In all fairness.
Some have suggested the plan for Pacquiao by the end of the year is to take on fellow promotional stablemate Terence Crawford in a potential passing of the torch fight.
What a year it would be for Pacquiao though if he could fit in both a Thurman and Crawford fight before the end of 2017.