Look, let’s just skip the formalities, son. On the real, I truly enjoyed watching Manny Pacquiao outclass Keith Thurman, man. I mean, after allllllllll of the talking that Thurman did in the lead-up to the fight, it was satisfying to watch the old man put on a show. All in all, I know Pacquiao doesn’t want to retire, but now would be a perfect time for him to ride off into the sunset.
Ok, for those who missed it because they hate themselves, a huge Welterweight showdown happened on Saturday night. Now, the bout pitted undefeated WBA (Super) champion Thurman versus WBA (Regular) champion Pacquiao. Side note, I legitimately don’t have enough time to explain how much I hate the belt structure in boxing. Like, why are there so many fucking titles, fam? Seriously, can’t we just have one champion in each weight class? Real talk, why is that so cotdamn difficult, bruh?
In any case, this fight was designed to unify the WBA belts. Moving on, many people, myself included, wondered how much Pacquiao had left in the tank. Shit, he’s 40 years old and has been a professional fighter since 1995. Could he really hang with a hard-hitting and unbeaten fighter who’s 10 years his junior? Well, Pacquiao answered that question in the first round, son. After some perfectly-placed body shots, he knocked Thurman down for only the second time in his career. From that point on, Pacquiao initiated most of the offense. Keeping it a buck, Thurman got some good shots in, but they weren’t enough to stop Pacquiao from pressing the action.
When it was all said and done, Pacquiao earned a split decision victory over Thurman. By the way, that outcome was bullshit, man. Hell, that was clearly a unanimous victory, fam. Look, people love looking at punch totals, but neglect the quality of the shots landed. All I can say is, take a glance at Thurman’s face, bruh. Honestly, he looks like he got hit by a mallet, son. Listen, judging by the way he spoke after the fight, Thurman knew he lost, folks. It just is what it is.
In the end, I don’t want to hear any slander about Pacquiao’s boxing ability, son. Ultimately, this dude is outdoing guys from a completely different generation. By and by, I’ll always respect the fact that he’s willing to fight anyone, man. At the end of the day, a true champion doesn’t run from a challenge, fam. That is all. LC out.