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Thurman must be told why he’s ‘B’ side

Welterweight boxing champion Keith Thurman, 30, roared in protest after being tagged the “B” side fighter in his July 20 showdown with Manny Pacquiao.

Thurman, 29-0, 22 KOs, has always felt superior and supreme since being elevated as WBA “super” welterweight champion.


Pacquiao is also WBA welterweight champion and, for the record, has been content being tagged “regular” or secondary champion, the underdog.

There’s no clear label for the July 20 bout in Las Vegas, but the result should readily establish the definite supreme WBA welterweight ruler.


Meanwhile, Thurman, has not relented in pushing Pacquiao around with trashy verbal blows.

He said he would retire Pacquiao by making him disappear. Not content, Thurman barked he would CRUCIFY Pacquiao.

The fighting Filipino senator tried to take everything in good humor, but his handlers seethed and claimed Thurman would be readily silenced and crushed inside the ring.

Pacquiao later lost his cool and cried he would make Thurman eat his words. This came after Thurman insulted Pacquiao by saying the eight-division world champion has the arms of a “T-Rex dinosaur.”

Did Thurman like to picture Pacquiao as monster or a dummy?

Anyway, Thurman continued to rant and protest, saying it was improper for him to be the “B” side in the rivalry against Pacquiao.

Of course, it’s time Thurman must be told that, despite his unbeaten record, he’s checking into the Pacquiao fight with practically nothing solid to show.


He showed up at the press conference grossly overweight.

As for their respective last fights, Pacquiao had a great flashy showing against Adrien Broner.

Thurman? He was an eye sore, dull, slow, predictable and nearly got KO’d by the gross underdog Josesito Lopez.

In the New York press con, Thurman showed up in street attire, sneakers, with a heavy gold chain around his neck. He looked shallow, cheap.

Pacquiao, 40, was fresh and dignified in a blue suit.

He loomed regal, the certified “A” side against the the comebacking patched-up Thurman.

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