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- clash /klash/
- bout /bout/
- hiatus /hahy-EY-tuhs/
- unanimous /yoo-NAN-uh-muhs/
- converge /kuhn-VURJ/
[verb] – if two people or teams clash in a sports competition or race, they compete seriously against each other
The two basketball teams clash for the championship title.
[noun] – a boxing or wrestling match
Being a world champion, he is expected to win most of his bouts.
[noun] – a short pause in which nothing happens
The band confirmed its comeback after a one-year hiatus.
[adjective] – in complete agreement or showing complete agreement
He was elected as president by a unanimous vote.
[verb] – if ideas and opinions converge, they gradually become similar
The two parties converged on a final decision.
31-year-old Spence Jr. from Long Island, New York, who is holding two of the four major belts in the 147-pound division, brings a record of 0 loss and 27 wins with 21 via knockout. The undefeated American boxer confirmed the fight on Instagram with a caption: “Done deal! See y’all in Vegas for the biggest fight of the year.” Spence is returning to grip the World Boxing Council (WBC) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) belts from a victory over Danny Garcia by a unanimous decision in December last year. The fight was also the Long Island native’s first since his Ferrari car crash in 2019 that drove him to the intensive care unit. “Many people believe Spence is the best welterweight in the world and one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world, and Pacquiao has never shied away from fighting real fights,” Sean Gibbons, the president of Manny Pacquiao Promotions, said. Gibbons added that the fight converged quickly and that Spence was the only opponent for the future Hall of Famer.
- Would Pacquiao win this match even after a long hiatus? Why or why not?
- What is Spence’s advantage against Pacquiao?
- Is it time for Pacquiao to finally retire on his boxing career after this match? Why or why not?
- Do you watch boxing matches? Why or why not?
- Is boxing a bad sport? Please explain your answer.