Winky Wright on Pacquiao: Bag and mitts don’t hit back, Thurman does

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “Father time is undefeated. Father time gets everybody. We’re all great at one time but when you get old, you lose that step, that one tenth of a second that took us from being great to normal. When that great to normal hits, that’s when things are going to happen,” said Wright, who is also an old sparring partner of Thurman.READ: Winky Wright sides with Thurman: He will make Pacquiao respect his power, speedFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsPacquiao is still going strong at 40 following a pair of dominating victories over Lucas Matthysse and Adrien Broner in his last two fights.But Wright  doesn’t see Matthysse and Broner on the same level as Thurman and he believes Pacquiao will be in for quite a fight, which is something that he wasn’t able to experience in his recent bouts. Jinkee Pacquiao nervous as Manny faces younger Thurman, but ‘he told me to just relax’ Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ Boxing legends roundtable: (From L-R): Erik Morales, Marco Antonio Barrera, Wingky Wright and Shawn Porter. Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netLAS VEGAS—There’s an old adage in boxing that says fighters get old overnight.Saturday will be that time for Manny Pacquiao when he meets the much younger Keith Thurman in a welterweight showdown, according to boxing great Winky Wright.ADVERTISEMENT Wright, the former undisputed light middleweight champion, also said that while Pacquiao may still appear to possess lightning speed and devastating power during his training sessions, that doesn’t mean that he would look the same come fight night against Thurman.“Manny Pacquiao looks good on the mitts and the bag, but the bag and the mitts don’t hit back. Fighters will tell you that all the time,” he said. “Keith Thurman hits back.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted MOST READ View comments PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:06Manny Pacquiao trains in LA for last time before Keith Thurman fight02:26Keith Thurman gambling on himself to KO Manny Pacquiao in 1st round02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer ‘Marawi hero’ is new commander of Army’s 1st Infantry Division Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Benefits of township living LATEST STORIESlast_img