Forty-year-old old Manny Pacquiao defeated the previously undefeated Keith Thurman in a 12 round slugfest, and Twitter was sure to troll the American after all of his pre-fight trash talk.
Pacquiao, who also currently serves as a senator in the Philippines, came out victorious in the end and snagged the WBA (Super) Welterweight title from the previously unbeaten Thurman. The American certainly had his moments — especially in the middle to late rounds — but Pacquiao’s speed and accuracy proved enough to sway the judges in his favor.
And despite one judge scoring the fight for Thurman, it was quite apparent to the boxing savvy that Pacquiao had landed the more telling damage and won more rounds.
Pacquiao chose to make light of it after the fight when asked about Thurman’s pre-fight verbal volleys, stating that his opponent was just selling the encounter.
For his part, Thurman was also classy in defeat, hailing Pacquao as a legend and saying that he was lacking slightly in his output and conditioning compared to the veteran.
Twitter, however, wasn’t that kind.
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