That’s another win for Manny Pacquiao as he wins the WBA World Welterweight Title over Keith Thurman. Thurman is a former unified welterweight world champion, having held the WBA title since 2015, and previously the WBC title from 2017 to 2018. Today, Thurman was handed his very first loss as Pacquiao has been crowned as the new WBA (Super) welterweight champion after securing a split decision victory.
The fight was held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada where Pacquiao arrived along with his wife Jinkee Pacquiao and Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray, who flew into the US to support him. They are seen walking side by side in this video:
After the much-awaited battle, Catriona Gray was spotted celebrating by dancing while waving the Philippine flag as the Filipino boxing legend and senator of the Philippines took home another victory for the country as seen in this tweet by Judilyn Ganotice:
— señorita ? (@Wuvyouself) July 21, 2019
Catriona surely is one proud queen. She even posted a photo with Pacquiao hours before the fight on her Instagram account:
Isn’t she cute?
Meanwhile, NBA champion Kawhi Leonard and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. were among the celebrities spotted at ringside moments before Manny Pacquiao’s fight against Keith Thurman.
Did you enjoy the fight for the WBA World Welterweight Title?