Keith Thurman vs Manny Pacquiao : Manny Pacquiao vs. Keith Thurman odds, date: Picks, predictions from proven expert who’s hit 3 straight fights, Peter Kahn has nailed the last three fights involving Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman
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A fight game veteran with over 20 years of experience as a manager, promoter and adviser, he has his finger on the pulse of what’s going on inside and outside the ring. He can be heard weekly as co-host of “The Fight Guys” podcast on the SB Nation Radio Network, and he just did a long sitdown interview with Thurman.
This is the same expert who nailed Pacquiao’s last two fights, delivering huge profits. Kahn told readers last summer to back Pacquiao at +550 to knock out Lucas Matthysse. The result: Pacquiao knocked him out in the seventh round. Then, Kahn told his followers to bet Pacquiao over Adrien Broner. Pacquiao dominated in a lopsided, unanimous decision, and anyone who followed Kahn’s lead hit it big.
For Thurman’s last fight, even though it was a mismatch versus Lopez, Kahn told readers to back the fight going the distance at +170. “After 22 months off, it doesn’t matter who you are, there’s no amount of sparring that could replace real rounds during a real fight,” Kahn wrote about Thurman’s pre-fight layoff. “It’s going to take some time for Thurman to shake off the ring rust even against a carefully selected opponent who not going to give him any trouble.” Thurman won a majority decision and Kahn’s followers scored again.
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Now, Kahn has broken down Pacquiao vs. Thurman like only he can and released his best bets. You can only see them at SportsLine.
Kahn knows Thurman will be looking to prove himself after a rusty-looking majority decision win over Josesito Lopez in his comeback fight in January. Thurman has designs on getting back to the top of the division. In fact, a win over the only eight-division champion in boxing history would put him in a spot to earn a megafight against Errol Spence Jr., Terrence Crawford or possibly even a rematch with WBC champion Shawn Porter, whom Thurman beat in 2016.
Look for Thurman to use his jab to keep Pacquiao at bay and set up his bigger power punches. Pacquiao’s lack of power (one knockout in his last 14 fights) should allow Thurman to be the aggressor. After starting his career as a puncher, Thurman has refined his style and will look to work the angles for a career-restoring win.
Kahn also knows that Pacquiao, like many of the all-time legends, has been able to refine his style late in his career. Many pundits wrote Pac Man off after back-to-back losses to Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez in 2012.
Perhaps realizing the days of consistent knockouts were over, Pacquiao has mastered his pacing and technique in recent years. Since going down in the sixth round against Marquez, Pac Man has pushed every other fight the full 12 rounds, with the exception of his TKO of Lucas Matthysse last July. In that span, his only losses have been to Floyd Mayweather Jr., a fight Pacquiao believes he should have won via decision, and a highly-controversial defeat via decision to Jeff Horn.