Former unified welterweight champion Keith Thurman is adamant he stays undefeated regardless of dropping to Manny Pacquiao in July 2019.
‘One Time’ obtained dropped by Pacquiao within the opening exchanges on the MGM Grand. Thurman went on to a scorecard defeat regardless of a late rally.
Manny Pacquiao seemed his outdated self on the evening because the Filipino Senator turned the oldest 147-pound titleholder of all time.
Chatting with Curran Bhatia on ‘Ask the Specialists’ earlier than his current comeback win, Thurman was defiant when discussing the ‘Pacman.’
My dialog with Keith Thurman
-Message for @terencecrawford
-Physique hurting earlier than the battle
-Betting on himself vs @Boxer_Barrios
-Why @keithfthurmanjr "F'd up" vs @MannyPacquiao
+ rather more
FULL INTERVIEW: https://t.co/oxFirUPJXj
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— Curran Bhatia (@CurranBhatia) February 10, 2022
“I don’t see that I’m a defeated fighter. I don’t really feel like Manny Pacquiao defeated me. It was a cut up resolution,” mentioned Thurman.
“On the finish of the day, I wish to know if there’s anyone who can defeat Keith Thurman. Is there anyone on the market?”
Requested why he didn’t get the choice, Thurman added: “I F’d up bro. I F’d up [vs. Manny Pacquiao]. It occurs to human beings.
“We’re F’ing up. 2019 simply wasn’t my finest yr.”
Opening one other can of worms, Thurman mentioned his physique damage earlier than strolling to the ring in his final battle.
Trying to clarify it, the 33-year-old questions whether or not one thing might need affected his liver.
“I ponder why my abdomen damage earlier than the battle. It might have one thing to do with the way in which I eat after the weigh-in.
“It is likely to be an overload on my liver,” concluded Thurman.
A commanding victory over Mario Barrios places Thurman into competition for big fights. Thurman can pursue Terence Crawford and Gervonta Davis within the coming years.
However time is operating out for the ex-long-time champion. Thurman should strike whereas the iron is sizzling and get one other important identify inside these ropes.
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Originally posted 2022-10-01 18:51:45.