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GALLERY: Best photos from Pacquiao-Thurman slugfest

/ 09:40 PM July 21, 2019

Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman put on a thrilling show in their welterweight showdown on Sunday, both landing solid punches after another in the 12-round slugfest for the WBA crown.

Pacquiao, still unrelenting at 40, handed the younger Thurman his first loss with a split-decision victory, highlighted by a first-round knockdown of the brash American champion.

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Relive the action-filled encounter through these snaps:

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Manny Pacquiao, reacts after knocking down Keith Thurman in the first round during a welterweight title fight Saturday, July 20, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Pacquiao Thurman Boxing

Keith Thurman gets up after being knocked down by Manny Pacquiao in the first round during a welterweight title fight Saturday, July 20, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Pacquiao Thurman Boxing

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

APTOPIX Pacquiao Thurman Boxing

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

Manny Pacquiao, right, punches the mouthpiece from Keith Thurman during the fifth round of a welterweight title fight Saturday, July 20, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Pacquiao Thurman Boxing

Manny Pacquiao, left, takes a punch from Keith Thurman in the ninth round during a welterweight title fight Saturday, July 20, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Pacquiao Thurman Boxing

Manny Pacquiao, right, and Keith Thurman exchange punches in the sixth round during a welterweight title fight Saturday, July 20, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 20: Manny Pacquiao (L) and Keith Thurman battle in the 10th round of their WBA welterweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 20, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao won in a split decision. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao (R) slams a right to the face of US boxer Keith Thurman during their WBA super world welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 20, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. – Pacquiao won a 12 round split decision. (Photo by John Gurzinski / AFP)

Pacquiao Thurman Boxing

Manny Pacquiao, right, and Keith Thurman exchange punches in the 10th round during a welterweight title fight Saturday, July 20, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Pacquiao Thurman Boxing

Keith Thurman takes a drink between rounds against Manny Pacquiao during a welterweight title fight Saturday, July 20, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Pacquiao Thurman Boxing

Manny Pacquiao takes a break in his corner between rounds against Keith Thurman during a welterweight title fight Saturday, July 20, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Manny Pacquiao kneels in his corner after defeating Keith Thurman by split decision in a welterweight title fight Saturday, July 20, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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