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Manny Pacquiao: Keith Thurman will be easy fight if he fights like he did against Josesito Lopez

Pacquiao claims he’s not concerned about Thurman as an opponent.

Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Following yesterday’s opening press conference between Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman, Pacquiao took some time to field questions from reporters about this fight, and specifically in this segment about what he sees in Thurman as an opponent...

On Freddie Roach saying he’s seen Thurman’s skill level decline and if he also sees something in Thurman he can take advantage of:

“Yeah. I saw his style, I saw his fight, so I’m not worried about it. I been in boxing two decades, more than two decades so my experience I think help me a lot.”

On selecting Thurman as an opponent and if he thinks Thurman looked vulnerable in his last fight against Josesito Lopez:

“Well, if that’s his style in our fight on July 20th then it’s gonna be an easy fight for me. But I don’t think that style was [indicative of how he’ll show up for this fight]. I think he just underestimated his opponent.”

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