Hindi mahilig magbigay ng prediksiyon sa sarili niyang laban ni Manny Pacquiao.
Pero tingin niya, hindi magtatagal ang upakan nila ni WBA ‘super’ welterweight champion Keith Thurman bukas sa MGM Grand sa Las Vegas.
“There is a big percentage that this fight will not go 12 rounds. That is not a prediction, just my analysis. If he goes toe-to-toe with me that will be lovely. It will make it a shorter fight.” kwento ni Pacquiao, WBA ‘regular’ 147-pound ruler.
“Keith Thurman is a good fighter. His record shows that. His record also shows who he has fought. His era of opposition is a lot different than mine. The difference between the mentality of my era compared to Keith Thurman’s is I have a strong passion for the sport of boxing and he seems to have other interests. I still have something to prove at age forty.”
Sagot naman ni Thurman, handa rin siyang tapusin sa pamamagitan ng knockout ang karera ng eight-division world champion.
“Manny Pacquiao’s not gonna be throwing punches from angles I’ve never seen. You know? He might throw awkward combinations. He might fight in spurts. I’ve been in the ring with a similar style,” wika ni Thurman.