Las Vegas is set to play host once again to one of the biggest boxing matches of the year. On Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, a pair of the best welterweights in the world will meet in the center of the ring when WBA champion Keith Thurman squares off against living legend and former eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao.
Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs) is coming off a lopsided decision victory over Adrien Broner this past January as well as his first knockout in eight years over Lucas Matthysse in July 2018. Thurman (29-0, 22 KOs) also recorded his most recent victory in January, picking up a majority decision over Josesito Lopez.
Saturday’s main event is also the first of a de facto mini tournament at welterweight as the winner is likely to take on either Errol Spence Jr. or Shawn Porter next depending on who comes out victorious in that September showdown.
In final taster before heading to PPV, Fox will showcase a pair of super middleweights squaring off in IBF champion Caleb Plant and veteran Mike Lee. Plant claimed the title in his last bout with a unanimous decision over José Uzcátegui in January and boasts an undefeated mark at 18-0. Lee is undefeated as well and coming off a decision win over Jose Hernandez in June 2018.
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Below you can have a look at the fight card set for Saturday’s offering on Fox PPV, with odds and prop bets provided by Westgate.
Fight card, odds
Manny Pacquiao -160
Keith Thurman +140
WBA welterweight title
Yordenis Ugas -450Omar Figueroa +350WelterweightsLuis Nery -2000Juan Carlos Payano +1000Bantamweights
Caleb Plant -1600
Mike Lee +900
IBF super middleweight title
Manny Pacquiao over 11.5 rounds
Keith Thurman under 11.5 rounds
Manny Pacquiao by decision+150Manny Pacquiao by KO+450Keith Thurman by decision+200Keith Thurman by KO+600Fight ends in draw+1000
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