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ROUND 8: Thurman continues pressure

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 12:43 PM July 21, 2019
Pacquiao Thurman Boxing

Keith Thurman throws a punch to the body against Manny Pacquiao in the first round during a welterweight title fight Saturday, July 20, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

MANILA, Philippines—With momentum on his side, Keith Thurman once again tried to dictate the round in the opening 30 seconds but he absorbed a quick left from Manny Pacquiao in the middle of the ring.

Pacquiao then put Thurman to the ropes and when that didn’t work, he landed a stiff overhand right in the middle of the ring.

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Thurman, who slowed down in the middle of the round, tried to lead with the jab only to get pummeled in the ropes with a flurry from Pacquiao.

Pacquiao then landed another two-punch combination and a stiff left, all in the middle of the ring.

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Thurman set up his right overhand with a jab that pushed Pacquiao back and followed it up with two right straights.

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