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Boxing News Roundup (June 18, 2019): Pacquiao, Prograis-McGregor, more

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Manny Pacquiao, Conor McGregor nonsense, and more in today’s roundup.

Manny Pacquiao v Keith Thurman - Press Conference Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

Quick apologies for this being a few hours later than normal and also missing the Monday morning roundup, as I’m playing through a concussion at the moment. It’s not severe, but I definitely wouldn’t be allowed back into the basketball game.

Anyway, let’s get caught up on the last couple days.

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If you missed any results from this weekend, we rounded ‘em up on Sunday. Also, this week’s TV schedule is up. It’s a busy one.

Manny Pacquiao, at 40, sees Keith Thurman as the biggest challenge of his career, saying Thurman has inspired him in training. Pacquiao’s S&C coach Justin Fortune puts it another way: Keith Thurman has pissed Manny off, he says, by saying he’ll retire Pacquiao.

Conor McGregor made a joke about wanting to fight Mark Wahlberg after Justin Bieber called out Tom Cruise for a UFC fight, so Regis Prograis challenged McGregor to a boxing/MMA two-fight deal. This is a real sentence documenting things that happened.

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Donnie Nietes v Kazuto Ioka - WBO Super Flyweight Title Bout Photo by Kevin Lee/Getty Images