Manny Pacquiao To Return On July 20 Against Keith Thurman
It was only a matter of time before Manny Pacquiao’s return to the ring and on Saturday night it became official.
Making the announcement on Twitter (during the PBC on Fox bout featuring unified super welterweight champion Jarett Hurd and Julian “J Rock” Williams), Pacquiao revealed his next opponent will be WBA super welterweight champion Keith Thurman in a pay-per-view showdown on July 20. Pacquiao currently holds a version of the WBA welterweight title.
[Writers Note: Julian Williams defeated Hurd to become the new unified champion.]
Pacquiao last fought in January where he defeated Adrien Broner by unanimous decision. Thurman returned to the ring after a near two year lay off to fight and defeat Josesito Lopez.