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Pacquiao vs Thurman: Round-by-round



10:20 A.M. : Manny Pacquiao arrives at fight venue MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas accompanied by his team, wife Jinkee and reigning Miss Universe.

10:30 A.M. Welterweight super champion Keith Thurman Jr. makes his way into the MGM Grand Arena.

10:30 A.M. George “Ferocious” Kambosos Jr visits Manny Pacquia hours before the fight. Greek-Aussie Kambosos is currently WBA Oceania and IBF Pan Pacific lightweight champ. He has been a Pacquiao sparmate since 2017.

10:45 A.M. Miss Universe Catriona Gray joins Team Pacquiao as they await the night’s main bout at MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.

11:00 A.M. Crowd starts to gather at San Andres Sports Complex in Manila to watch the highly-anticipated fight between Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman. 

12:00 NNN: Electric crowd at MGM Grand. Pacquiao making his way with “Eye of the Tiger” blaring in the background.

12:06 P.M. : Manny Pacquiao ready to fight. Ms. Universe Catriona Gray inside the ring. Filipino pride in full display.

12:10 P.M.: ROUND 1 — Pacquiao with a lightning-quick start. He means business. He’s the more active fighter in the early stretch.

12:11 P.M. ROUND 1– Down goes Thurman!

12:13 P.M.: ROUND 2– Pacquiao rocked Thurman with a right hook. The undefeated American in trouble.

12:19 P.M.:ROUND 3– Pacquiao egging on Thurman to attack. The fighting senator is in control.

12:21 P.M.: Pacquiao winning all 3 rounds. Don’t be surprised if Thurman becomes more aggressive.

12:24 P.M.: ROUND 4Pacquiao hammering Thurman. He means business.

12:29 P.M. ROUND 5– Pacquiao has been reducing Thurman into a bloody pulp. His nose looks broken and his morale appears defeated.

12:33 P.M. ROUND 6–No more power in Thurman’s punches. He’s no longer hurting Pacquiao.

12:35 P.M. Thurman connected a big right. Pacquiao quickly brushed it off. He doesn’t want to give this American any confidence heading into crucial stretch.

12:37 P.M.  ROUND 7– Thurman displaying the heart of a champion. He won’t simply fade away. Pacquiao has to double his effort to knock him out.

12:41 P.M. ROUND 8– Thurman closed the round with big right. He would need more of that in the last 3 rounds.

12:41 P.M. Round 9 is anybody’s game. At this point, anything can happen.

12:48 P.M. Round 10– Thurman is hurt!

12:50P.M. ROUND 10– Pacquiao zapped the air out of Thurman with that beautiful uppercut in the midsection. But Thurman recovered. His heart is carrying him in this fight.

12:55 P.M. ROUND 11– Thurman is a bloody mess at this point. He needs a knockout to keep his clean slate and WBA crown intact.
12:55 P.M. ROUND 11– Pacquiao’s speed, power, timing and footwork still in display. Thurman must overcome all of those to escape with a win.
12:57 P.M. FINAL ROUND– Thurman connected a good right straight.
FINAL ROUND– Manny Pacquiao wins by split decision 113-114, 115-112, 115-112