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Manny Pacquiao trains at Wild Card Gym in LA ahead of Keith Thurman title fight - in pictures

Thurman, 30, will defend his WBA Super Welterweight crown against boxing’s only eight-division world champion on July 20 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas

Manny Pacquiao worked out in front of the media at the Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles, California as he steps up preparations for his upcoming bout with Keith Thurman.

The undefeated American Thurman, 30, will defend his WBA Super Welterweight crown against boxing’s only eight-division world champion on July 20 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Pacquiao's trainer, Freddie Roach, told reporters he hopes Pacquiao, 40, can set up a rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr after the Filipino legend takes care of business against Thurman.

Roach said he was still bothered by Pacquiao's defeat to Mayweather in their 2015 clash, which was hyped as the "Fight of the Century" but ultimately left boxing fans disappointed.

"Hopefully we can get Mayweather to come to the table," Roach said. "I would like us to have one more crack at him ... I would like us to fight Mayweather again because I didn't like the way we performed. I was disappointed in myself."

Updated: July 11, 2019 10:49 AM

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