Manny Pacquiao
WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao looks on during a news conference at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on January 16, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao will defend his title against Adrien Broner on January 19 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Getty Images/Ethan Miller

Ahead of his upcoming championship bout against Manny Pacquiao, the young and undefeated Keith Thurman unloaded another powerful statement about the Filipino legend's boxing skills.

The former welterweight world champion and Pacquiao's next opponent Keith Thurman appears to be undone talking trash ahead of their highly anticipated collision in July.

In a recent talk with the media, Thurman went at it again and heavily commented on Pacquiao's boxing skills and physique. "I just don’t see anything that Manny Pacquiao can do in the ring...He’s too small. They say he’s fast. To me, he’s slow. You know? His movements are predictable," Thurman said.

Thurman even reiterated the statement he once announced to the public regarding another boxing icon, Oscar de la Hoya, whom Pacquiao fought and defeated in the past. The 29-year-old welterweight insisted that he will do what Pacquiao did to de la Hoya and that the Filipino boxing legend will end up like de la Hoya as well, Boxing Scene noted.

"Like I said, I’m doing to Manny Pacquiao what Manny Pacquiao did to Oscar De La Hoya...It will be his last fight.” Thurman pointed out.

Although Thurman's comments on the legendary boxer seem to be inaccurate, at this point, the former somehow still deserves the benefit of the doubt.

This is not the first time Thurman has tried to discredit Pacquiao's legacy. At some point during one of the fight's promotional tours, the former WBC title holder also commented on Pacquiao's religious beliefs. "I know he loves to quote the Bible and he is getting crucified,” Thurman said.

This particular statement of Thurman's seems to do little damage on Pacquiao's character, but the legend responded with short but feisty answer, Boxing Scene reported. "I will have him eat his words," Pacquiao said.

On a lighter note, Thurman may not be simply a smack talker after all. Just over a week ago, in an exclusive interview, Thurman opened up about how he feels about sharing the boxing ring with legends like Pacquiao from a professional standpoint.

"At the end of the day, I've had my ups and downs and I've never been able to share the ring with Floyd Mayweather, but I get to share the ring with a legend - Manny Pacquiao," an excited Thurman told SN exclusively in the cellar of Gotham Hall moments after the press conference ended.

"Manny Pacquiao fought Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao fought Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao fought 'Sugar' Shane Mosley, so sharing the ring with Manny Pacquiao is like sharing the ring with all of these legends of the past," Thurman told Sporting News.

Pacquiao has an array of trash-talking opponents on his resume. Floyd Mayweather Jr., Brandon Rios and Adrien Broner are some of the famous trash-talkers the legend has faced, but despite the badmouthing, Pacquiao seems to know how to handle it well and evidently managed to display consistent humility and professionalism all throughout his career.

Keith Thurman
Keith Thurman held both the WBA and WBC welterweight titles before vacating the latter due to injury. In this picture, Thurman addresses the media during the 2018 Showtime Championship Boxing Event at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City, Jan. 24, 2018. Abbie Parr/Getty Images