Manny Pacquiao should keep in mind that an upset is always inevitable.
Thus warned premiere middleweight boxer Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, who cautioned Pacquiao to be careful against undefeated Keith Thurman in their welterweight bout on July 20 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.
Over a week ago, Andy Ruiz Jr.’s upset knockout win against former heavyweight title holder Anthony Joshua shook the boxing world.
During an interview with Sports Illustrated, the Kazakh superstar was asked about the chances of Pacquiao, 40, against Thurman who is younger by 10 years than the Filipino senator.
Golovkin reminded Pacquiao, the sport’s only eight-division title holder, that it takes only “one punch” to change not only a career but also a life.
Golovkin, 37, said he and Pacquiao are a bit old for a young man’s sport but they can still compete and are in good shape. He is also considering the possibility of still fighting Pacquiao in the future.