Pacquiao downs Thurman to capture WBA crown

Manny Pacquiao (R) connects with a punch on Keith Thurman during their WBA welterweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 20, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Manny Pacquiao (R) connects with a punch on Keith Thurman during their WBA welterweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 20, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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LAS VEGAS - Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao rolled back the years with a vintage display to defeat reigning WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman by split decision in a thrilling 12-round battle on Saturday.

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Pacquiao, 40, floored Thurman in the first round and never eased up to bring a sell-out crowd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena to its feet.

Two judges scored it 115-112 in favour of Pacquiao with the third scoring it 114-113 in favour of Thurman.

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AFP