Deontay Wilder’s Reaction To Manny Pacquiao’s Knockdown Of Keith Thurman Was Genuinely Priceless

KO artist Deontay Wilder had the most incredible jaw-dropping reaction to Manny Pacquiao's superb knockdown of Keith Thurman on Saturday.

The WBC kingpin, 33, was in attendance in Las Vegas as Pacquiao, 40, floored the previously undefeated Thurman, 30, in the first round.

And Wilder, who has chalked up 40 wins by knockout in his 42 bouts, couldn't help but appreciate the ferocious right hand thrown by Pacquiao.

The 'Bronze Bomber' watched on with a stern face before his facial reactions turned into complete awe at the Filipino's explosive shot.

Pacquiao became the oldest welterweight champion in history after his split decision victory over the American.

"I knew it was too close," Thurman said after the fight.

"He got the knockdown so he had momentum in round one. This was a beautiful night of boxing."

Pacquiao, who is also a senator of the Philippines, said that he could fight again next year.

Amir Khan, 32, has been eyeing up a fight with Pacquiao and claimed that the match would take place in Saudi Arabia on 8th November.

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Credit: PA

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Credit: PA

But a spokesman for the Pacquiao camp, Fred Sternberg, denied that any deal had been struck for the bout in Riyadh.

"Manny has not signed any contract," he told BBC Sport last week.

"As far as I know it hasn't been even discussed."

Wilder shared an audience for the fight with Andy Ruiz Jr, who he praised for shaking up the heavyweight division with his stunning upset over Anthony Joshua.

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Credit: PA

"I'm just happy what you did you brought a different type of energy to the heavyweight division -- a new face," he said.

"You go and do the unexpected and change it all up."

But Ruiz, 29, is already eyeing up a mega unification match with the WBC champ even before his rematch with 'AJ.'

Should Pacquiao take up a fight with Khan next?

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Adnan Riaz

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