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LOOK: Manny Pacquiao all smiles a day after hard-fought win

/ 10:14 AM July 22, 2019

LAS VEGAS—Manny Pacquiao won but not without overcoming a tough fight against Keith Thurman in their welterweight world title fight Saturday at MGM Grand Garden Arena here.

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Pacquiao was all smiles as he prepared to head back to Manila Sunday afternoon, but the bruises and swelling on his face, especially around his left eye, tell it all.

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The 40-year-old Pacquiao gave the much younger and bigger Thurman a beating but he also took some punishment especially in the latter rounds where the hard-hitting American found his groove.

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Pacquiao was explosive from the opening bell, dropping Thurman with a right straight in the first round and did just enough to emerge victorious via a controversial split decision after many believe it should’ve been a unanimous decision victory for the Filipino legend.

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