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Pacquiao defeats Thurman to win WBA title

Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao rolled back the years to become the oldest welterweight champion in boxing history with a victory over WBA (World Boxing Association) champion Keith Thurman.


The 40-year-old Pacquiao, 10 years older than the previously undefeated Thurman, delivered a vintage performance at the MGM Grand Garden Arena to leave the sell-out crowd of 14,356 roaring its approval.


Pacquiao floored Thurman with an electrifying combination in the first round and remained on the front foot throughout a pulsating 12-round duel.


Although the bloodied Thurman rallied in the later rounds to narrow Pacquiao's lead, the judges scored it in the Filipino's favour. Two judges scored it 115-112 for Pacquiao with the third scoring it 114-113 for Thurman.

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