Boxing champ Keith Thurman plans to beat Manny Pacquiao and the stock market

WBA world welterweight champion Keith Thurman not only goes toe-to-toe in the boxing ring, but he also spars with the stock market.

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“I do play with a little bit of money,” he said on FOX Business’ “Varney & Co.” on Wednesday. “I am a big gambler, so I like to mess around with options.”

Thurman said he dabbles as an investor by using the Robinhood app to make his trades and his account is indicative of a volatile stock market. But, he said the gamble is worth it.

“It’s really hard to get to the casino out here in Florida, so the stock market is a lot of fun for me,” he said.

Thurman will fight the Hall of Fame-bound Manny Pacquiao in one of the most highly-anticipated boxing matches of the year. Pacquiao has become the odds-on favorite to defeat Thurman, who has an undefeated record of 29-0.

Thurman said he anticipates walking away with $10 million in earnings and a win that will eventually propel him to a higher purse.

“It’s just like the stock market," Thurman said, referring to his net worth that could continue to climb.

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The WBA world title bout will take place on Saturday, July 20 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.