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Manny Pacquiao beats Keith Thurman to retain WBA world title - in pictures

Filipino champion earns a split decision victory at the MGM Grand Garden Arena

Manny Pacquiao successfully defended his WBA welterweight world title against Keith Thurman on Saturday night, earning a split decision victory at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Competing in his 71st professional fight, 40-year-old Pacquiao (now 62-7-2 39KOs) controlled the majority of the bout as two judges awarded him the win 115-112, while the third judge stunned those watching by giving the fight 114-113 to Thurman (29-1-0).

Following the conclusion of an absorbing world title fight, check out the photo gallery above for the best pictures from this 12-round contest. To move on to the next photo, click on the arrows, or if using a mobile device, simply swipe.

To relive the fight, head to our round-by-round coverage.

Updated: July 21, 2019 10:06 AM

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