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DE LA HOYA LENDS PACQUIAO A HELPING HAND IN PROMOTING PACQUIAO vs MATTHYSSE IN MALAYSIA
By Carlos Costa, PhilBoxing.com, 12 Jul 2018
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Years ago, they were opponents on top of the square ring. Today, Manny Pacquiao and Hall-of-Famer Oscar de la Hoya are buenos amigos joining efforts in the promotion of an exciting world t Read Full Story >>>
Matthysse isn’t scared of Pacquiao’s tag as “Mexicutioner”
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 12 Jul 2018
Lucas Matthysse, the tattooed hard-punching World Boxing Association welterweight champion, knows his challenger Manny Pacquiao’s success against South American fighters, particularly Mexicans.
Why, he is not even Read Full Story >>>
SPORTS ROUNDUP 7: BOXING WRITERS ON PACQUIAO VS. MAYTHYSSE
By Maloney L. Samaco, PhilBoxing.com, 12 Jul 2018
The coming Manny Pacquiao fight with Lucas Matthysse is hugging the sports pages and websites this week. Sports scribes have common views that the former pound-for-pound king may not be the same fierce fighter he u Read Full Story >>>
'I don't care if he has 36 knockouts... it's about your skill inside the ring': Manny Pacquiao lays down the gauntlet to Lucas Matthysse ahead of championship bout in Kuala Lumpur
By Associated Press, Mail Online (UK), 12 Jul 2018
Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao said Thursday he is prepared for an action-packed fight against aggressive Argentinian Lucas Matthysse in Sunday's world title bout that could put his illustrious career at stake.
Pacquiao, who turns 40 in December, returns to the ring a year after losing his W Read Full Story >>>
De La Hoya: Matthysse wins by KO, Pacquiao by decision
By Mark Giongco, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 12 Jul 2018
KUALA LUMPUR — Oscar De La Hoya, one of the brightest minds in boxing, thinks there could be a knockout on Sunday.
But there’s a catch: De La Hoya believes a KO win is only possible for Lucas Matthysse and not Manny Pacquiao.
“I think you have to take a look at Manny Pacquiao’s last fights, Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao springs birthday surprise for Dr M
The Sun Daily (MY), 12 Jul 2018
PUTRAJAYA: World boxing champion Manny Pacquiao sprang a birthday surprise for Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad during a courtesy call on the premier at the Perdana Leadership Foundation Complex here today.
Pacquiao, who is also a Philippine senator whose real name is Emmanuel Pacquiao, tur Read Full Story >>>
Matthysse's Manager: Lucas Will Make it a War, Retire Pacquiao!
By Keith Idec, BoxingScene.com, 12 Jul 2018
Lucas Matthysse’s manager promised his fighter will make Manny Pacquiao retire following their fight Saturday night.
The 39-year-old Pacquiao hasn’t fought in more than a year, yet is slightly favored to beat Matthysse in their 12-round, 147-pound title fight at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Mala Read Full Story >>>
China's 'boxing belt and road' in Pacquiao vs Matthysse
By Dennis Gasgonia, ABS-CBN News, 12 Jul 2018
China's Belt and Road Initiative will be at play in the undercards of the title fight between the Philippines' fighting Senator Manny Pacquiao and Lucas Matthysse of Argentina on Sunday in Malaysia.
Two of the undercard battles will feature Chinese fighters who were taken in by Pacquiao's MP Pro Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao v Lucas Matthysse: Get set for a classic war
By Marcelino Castillo, World Boxing News, 12 Jul 2018
The moment of truth is approaching for the Argentinean Lucas “La Máquina” Matthysse and the Filipino Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao, who will dispute the Welterweight World Title of the World Boxing Association (WBA) in a match agreed on for the 15th of July (14th US) to be held at the majestic Axiata Are Read Full Story >>>
Ancajas: Agility, speed key to Pacquiao victory over Matthysse
By Roy Luarca, Rappler, 12 Jul 2018
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – For world champion Jerwin Ancajas, there are two key factors Manny Pacquiao can exploit to beat Lucas Matthysse: mobility and speed.
“Mas lamang sa galaw. Speed nandoon pa din naman (He has an advantage in skills. The speed is still there), “Ancajas, the International Box Read Full Story >>>
Duterte will be ringside in KL to watch Pacquiao fight Matthysse
By Rich Mazon , PhilBoxing.com, 12 Jul 2018
Kuala Lumpur - Manny Pacquiao will have a very special spectator this Sunday when he battles WBA (World Boxing Association) welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse at the Axiata Arena.
The popular but controversial Phili Read Full Story >>>
JAIME MUNGUIA AND ALBERTO 'EXPLOSIVO' MACHADO LOS ANGELES MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES
PhilBoxing.com, 12 Jul 2018
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LOS ANGELES (July 11, 2018): Jaime Munguia (29-0, 25 KOs), the newly-crowned WBO Junior Middleweight World Ch Read Full Story >>>
Oscar De La Hoya proud of how far one-time opponent Manny Pacquiao has come
By Sid Bañez, ESPN 5, 12 Jul 2018
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- At the final press conference for Fight of Champions, which is headlined by the WBA regular welterweight title fight between Manny Pacquiao and Lucas Matthysse, a familiar face sat on Matthysse's side of the dais just a few feet from Pacquiao.
Six-division champion Oscar Read Full Story >>>
Dela Hoya shows up, showers Pacquiao with praises
By Dino Maragay, The Philippine Star, 12 Jul 2018
KUALA LUMPUR – Oscar Dela Hoya made good on his vow to help Manny Pacquiao hype his title bout against Lucas Matthysse with a personal appearance at Thursday’s final pre-fight conference at the Hilton Hotel here.
The boxing legend and now top promoter actually did more than that.
When it was h Read Full Story >>>
Dave Bontempo: “I would give Manny Pacquiao an edge because Matthysse’s big wins have been one dimensional”
By Robert Brown, OTR Boxing Radio, 12 Jul 2018
Boxing announcer Dave Bontempo is regarded as one of the best commentators in the sport. Bontempo heads up some of the biggest events for their international broadcasts and has been working in the sport for over 30 years. I recently had a chance to speak to Dave and I got his views on some of the b Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao beware! I'm going home with my belt says Matthysse
By Agence France Press, Yahoo! News, 12 Jul 2018
World welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse saluted Manny Pacquiao on Thursday but vowed to beat the Filipino boxing legend when they square off on Sunday.
"He is a great champion but he still hasn't faced 'The Machine'," Argentina's Matthysse told reporters at a packed press conference in Kuala Read Full Story >>>
In Search of a Happy Ending to Boxing Career, Manny Pacquiao Is Following a Familiar, Sad Trajectory Instead
By Greg Bishop, Sports Illustrated, 12 Jul 2018
When people ask me for my favorite athlete I’ve ever covered, I sometimes answer Manny Pacquiao. I’ve said that less in recent years, because it’s harder to embrace this version of Pacquiao, with his homophobic rants and his political alignment with Rodrigo Duterte, the president of the Philippines Read Full Story >>>
Legends Die Hard: A Pacquiao vs. Matthysse Preview
By Paul Magno, Boxing.com, 12 Jul 2018
If matched against a savvy, skilled boxer with comparable physical ability, Pacquiao would have real trouble…
This Saturday on ESPN+ (Undercard begins at 9 p.m. ET, Main Event is programmed for some time after 11 p.m. ET) Manny Pacquiao and Lucas Matthysse will battle for Matthysse’s WBA “regular Read Full Story >>>
Champ Matthysse ups the ante ahead of fight with Pacquiao
By Robin Augustin, Free Malaysia Today, 12 Jul 2018
KUALA LUMPUR: World Boxing Association welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse has thrown down the gauntlet ahead of his title fight with boxing legend Manny Pacquiao.
“Pacquiao is a great fighter, but he hasn’t faced The Machine yet,” he said referring to himself at a press conference at a hotel h Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao - A Last Good Memory
By Cliff Rold, BoxingScene.com, 12 Jul 2018
Start with the obvious.
Manny Pacquiao isn’t really Manny Pacquiao anymore.
That’s not just a reflection of an athlete nearing forty. He’s not the same attraction, the same revenue generator, the same front-page megastar he was a decade ago.
That’s almost how long it’s been since he went su Read Full Story >>>