Welcome to Fightful’s live coverage of Manny Pacquiao vs. Keith Thurman. Tonight, one of the most stacked boxing cards of the summer will see two world title fights, a title eliminator and several top contenders and prospects in action.
We’ll be bringing you live results of the entire card, including live round-by-round coverage of the two world title bouts. You can join in the discussion in our Disqus board below. You can check out the early prelim card in the video below.
Below is the main card (FOX PPV/ FITE, 9 p.m. ET):
- Manny Pacquiao defeated (114-113 Thurman, 115-112 Pacquiao, 115-112 Pacquiao) to win the WBA "Super" Welteweight Title
- Yordenis Ugas defeated Omar Figueroa by unanimous decision (119-107, 119-107, 119-107) to win a WBC Welterweight Title Eliminator
- Sergey Lipinets defeated Jayar Inson by KO, round 2, 0:57 to win the WBO Intercontinental Welterweight Title
- Luis Nery defeated Juan Carlos Payano by KO, round 9, 1:43 to retain the WBC Silver Bantamweight Title
Below is the prelim card (FOX, 7 p.m. ET):
- Caleb Plant defeated Mike Lee by TKO, round 3, 1:29 to retain the IBF Super Middleweight Title
- Efe Ajagba defeated Ali Eren Demirezen by unanimous decision (97-93, 99-91, 99-91)
Below is the early prelims (Fightful, 4:45 p.m. ET):
- John Leo Dato defeated Juan Antonio Lopez by KO, round 5, 2:05
- Genisis Libranza defeated Carlos Maldonado by TKO, round 4, 2:58
- Abel Ramos defeated Jimmy Williams by TKO, round 4, 2:43
Caleb Plant vs. Mike Lee: IBF Super Middleweight Title
Round 1: Plant lands a quick counter right hook to Lee as Lee tries to throw the straight jab. Plant lands a couple of left hands, followed by a three-punch combination. Plant connects with two straight left hooks to the body. The champion is constantly attacking Lee with various combinations and Lee is unable to land anything. Plant drops Lee with a left hook.
Fightful scored round 1 for Plant 10-8
Round 2: Plant continues to outbox Lee and is having no trouble landing his body punches. Plant lands a pair of swift left jabs. Lee tries to throw a couple of jabs, but misses them. Another fast start Plant, who is dominating the bout in his first super middleweight title defense.
Fightful scored round 2 for Plant 10-9
Round 3: Plant throws two straight jabs to body and then drops Lee once more, this time from a right hand. Lee gets back up and Plant knocks him down with another right hand. After Lee recovers once more, he goes for a very aggressive fight style but is quickly dropped one more time. The referee stops the fight and Plant retains the title.
Official Result: Caleb Plant defeated Mike Lee by TKO, round 3, 1:29 to retain the IBF Super Middleweight Title
Manny Pacquiao vs. Keith Thurman: WBA Welterweight Title
Round 1: Pacquiao throws a left hook while Thurman throws a right hand. Pacquiao throws a series of punches and Thurman does the same, pressuring Pacquiao to the ropes for a second. Thurman throws a right hand to Pacquiao. Thurman lands another right hand. Pacquiao lands a right hand and both men briefly trade shots. Thurman throws a three-punch combo, but Pacquiao has his hands up and absorbs the punches. Pacquiao drops Thurman with a left hand to the body and then a straight right to Thurman’s chin.
Fightful scored round 1 for Pacquiao 10-8
Round 2: Thurman barely misses with a left hand to the body, but then connects with a right hand. Pacquiao then manages to land several big lefts that lights up the crowd. Pacquiao lunges forward with a left jab. Pacquiao is now throwing combinations at Thurman, but Thurman manages to throw a small flurry of shots with Pacquiao’s back up against the ropes.
Fightful scored round 2 for Pacquiao 10-9
Round 3: Pacquiao is the aggressor starting the round, but Thurman is able to prevent Pacquiao from throwing those dangerous left hands too often in the first minute. Pacquiao connects with a right hand upstairs and Thurman responds with a left to the body. Thurman barely misses with a right jab upstairs. Pacquiao blocks a 1-2 from Thurman but then eats two punches to the body. Pacquiao then lands a flurry of body punches.
Fightful scored round 3 for Pacquiao 10-9
Round 4: Pacquiao starts landing multiple body punches to start and Thurman manages to sneak a left hand upstairs. Pacquiao lands a right hand upstairs, followed by a left-right to the body. The Filipino champion continues to outwork Thurman for the remainder of the round. Pacquiao throws an uninterrupted series of punches for almost 10 seconds. Thurman gets to land a right to the body at the end of the round.
Fightful scored round 4 for Pacquiao 10-9
Round 5: Pacquiao’s offense slows down a bit and Thurman is becoming more aggressive than in previous rounds. Thurman bullies Pacquiao to the ropes but does not throw anything significant. Thurman is bleeding a bit from his nose. Both fighters trade left hands in the center of the ring. Pacquiao lands a counter left hook that stuns Thurman and Pacquiao outworks him for the last 30 seconds of the round.
Fightful scored round 5 for Thurman 10-9
Round 6: Thurman continues to be aggressive, throwing several punches to the body. Pacquiao lands a quick right jab upstairs and Thurman throws one of his own. Thurman throws a pair of quick combinations, but Pacquiao seems unfazed. Thurman throws another short combination upstairs.
Fightful scored round 6 for Pacquiao 10-9
Round 7: Thurman bullies Pacquiao to the ropes and tries to attack him with multiple body shots. Both fighters take the fight to the inside, clinching for the first time. Thurman lands a big right hook to Pacquiao’s chin. Thurman misses with a right to the body, but then lands another right hook. Thurman is having a better start to the second half of the fight compared to the start of the first round.
Fightful scored round 7 for Thurman 10-9
Round 8: Pacquiao eats a left hand upstairs and Thurman is in control of the first minute of round eight. Pacquiao does get a left hand upstairs in the center of the ring. Thurman connects with a swift, counter right hand. Pacquiao has Thurman on the ropes and lands a left hook. Pacquiao lands another in the center of the ring. Thurman throws a left hook to the body and then a right-hand punch upstairs. Thurman sneaks in a right jab that lands on Pacquiao’s chin at the end of the round.
Fightful scored round 8 for Thurman 10-9
Round 9: Thurman lands a couple of body shots early in the round and Pacquiao is still moving forward. Thurman is outlanding Pacquiao in the last few rounds, thanks to his right hand, which also was key to him potentially winning the round. Thurman lands a right hook that sends Pacquiao back and Pacquiao responds with an uppercut that splits Thurman’s guard.
Fightful scored round 9 for Thurman 10-9
Round 10: Thurman has another fast start, pressuring Pacquiao to the ropes and throwing body shots at the 40-year-old. Pacquiao lands a right hand upstairs and both men continue trading punches. Pacquiao hurt Thurman bad. Thurman is moving back favoring his body as he moves back. Thurman does connect with a left hook upstairs, but Pacquiao is attacking away at Thurman.
Fightful scored round 10 for Pacquiao 10-9
Round 11: Pacquiao throws a quick combination while Thurman is now only throwing single punches. Pacquiao continues to attack Thurman and is looking to do so with the left body hook. Thurman lands a right to the body and able to turn the tides for a moment. Pacquiao lands a left hook upstairs, followed by another three-punch combination. Thurman with a right to the body and Pacquiao answers with a left hand.
Fightful scored round 11 for Thurman 10-9
Round 12: Pacquiao and Thurman continue trading blows, but Pacquiao briefly staggers Thurman. Thurman does pressure Pacquiao to the ropes for a brief moment. Thurman misses with a right hand but connects with a second right to Pacquiao’s chin. Pacquiao manages to land one more solid left hand at the end of the fight.
Fightful scored round 12 for Pacquiao 10-9, making it 115-112 for Pacquiao
Official Result: Manny Pacquiao defeated (114-113 Thurman, 115-112 Pacquiao, 115-112 Pacquiao) to win the WBA "Super" Welteweight Title
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