Philippines, 15 Dec 2018
  Home >> News >> List of Articles >> Joaquin Henson

Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name






FIGHT RESULTS            


HOUSE NEWS                






BOXING GYMS               



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor

Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Bañez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

T. Chin-Te

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Salven Lagumbay

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peñalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piñol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva

List of Articles by Joaquin Henson

Manny reprises killer moves

By Joaquin Henson
04 Jul 2018

Manny Pacquiao has rediscovered the killer formula that transformed him into a global boxing icon and looks more determined than ever to score a resounding win over WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse of Argentina at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on July 15.

While training for Matthysse in General Santos City, Pacquiao is pulling out all the stops to get himself ready for what is turning out to be a make-or-break fight in his career. Pacquiao, 39, has no plans to retire in the near future but a loss to Matthysse will no doubt make him reconsider. If Pacquiao wins convincingly, he’ll be back on the throne and big money fights against Vasyl Lomachenko and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. in a possible rematch could be around the corner.

Pacquiao knows what’s at stake and that’s why he’s dead serious in preparing for Matthysse. “Manny has found some of the old moves of yesteryears and has probably asked the same questions to himself when he pushes himself to the limit,” said MP Promotions media director Winchell Campos. “Have I seen him this hungry for a win and is he going for a knockout the way he’s been working in the gym? No, I haven’t seen Manny this hungry in a long time and yes, he’s gunning for a knockout.”

Even if there are slow-down effects of age or wear and tear, Campos said he’s not worried. “Manny’s mental set and ring experience are the compensatory factors,” he said. Campos noted that Pacquiao has surrounded himself with four sparring partners who are known to be durable survivors.

The sparmates are unbeaten Australian lightweight George Kambosos, 25, Cebu superlightweight Jheritz Chavez, 27, Bohol superwelterweight Arnel Tinampay, 34 and Bohol superlightweight Ricky Sismundo, 31. Kambosos, Chavez and Tinampay have never lost inside the distance while Sismundo has been stopped in four of 11 losses. They’re averaging 30.5 fights, 29.25 years old, 9.75 years as a pro, 6.75 KOs, 19.75 wins, 8.75 losses and of their 35 total defeats, only four were by stoppage.

Last Saturday, Pacquiao went 12 rounds of sparring, four each with Tinampay, Chavez and Kambosos in that order. Sismundo has sparred sparingly. Chavez, who was floored in a session last week, has an 8-3-2 record, with 6 KOs. His three losses were on points, twice in Tokyo and once in Moscow. Tinampay’s record of 24-21-1, with 10 KOs, may not seem impressive but what’s remarkable is all his setbacks were by decision, including five majority and one split. Tinampay has fought in Australia, Korea, Thailand, Japan, Singapore, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan in a career that started in 2003.

Sismundo has seen action in Russia, Canada, the US, Japan, Mexico, Australia, Thailand and Indonesia since turning pro in 2006. His record is 33-11-3, with 15 KOs. Kambosos has a 14-0 record, with 8 KOs, and will face Oriental Mindoro’s J. R. Magboo in an eight-round bout in the Kuala Lumpur undercard.

Matthysse, 35, is 5-6 1/2. Pacquiao’s sparmates are around that height with Chavez and Tinampay at 5-7, Sismundo at 5-5 and Kambosos 5-9 1/2. Trainers Buboy Fernandez and Justin Fortune are focused on Pacquiao’s marksmanship in sparring. Fortune calls it target practice. Matthysse, who is slow-footed, will be a clear target for Pacquiao. What makes Matthysse dangerous is his power as he has scored 36 KOs in 39 wins, a 92 percent rate.

Photo: Manny Pacquiao spars with Australian George Kambosos Tuesday, July 3, in General Santos City ahead of Pacquiao's world title fight against WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse of Argentina on July 15 at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Photo by Wendell Alinea.

Back to Joaquin Henson's Articles Listing

Recent In-House articles:

  • Sugar Ray Leonard Says Ali is the G.O.A.T., Mayweather Ain't
    By , 15 Dec 2018
  • Undefeated Abraham Nova Returns Tonight in Hainaut, Belgium
    By , 15 Dec 2018
  • The ’Angas ng Tondo’ strikes again
    By Eddie Alinea, 15 Dec 2018
  • Ramirez Turns Back Hart in Brawl
    By , 15 Dec 2018
  • Pacquiao-Broner getting to be a ‘must-see’ event
    By Recah Trinidad, 15 Dec 2018
  • Hall of Famer Robert Byrd is the Referee for Nietes-Ioka WBO Title Fight
    By Carlos Costa, 15 Dec 2018
  • Van Boening, Other Top Stars Cruise On Day One In Doha
    By Ted Lerner, WPS Media Officer, 15 Dec 2018
  • 7th Asian Continental Chess Championships: Doroy draws with Indonesian WIM
    By Marlon Bernardino, 15 Dec 2018
    By , 15 Dec 2018
  • Canelo Alvarez vs Rocky Fielding Odds and Ends...Canelo is a massive 16/1 favorite
    By , 15 Dec 2018
    By , 15 Dec 2018
  • Saturday: Welterweight Contender Bradley Skeete Headlines Against Diego Ramirez on ESPN+
    By , 15 Dec 2018
  • Greg Cohen Promotions Signs New York Prospects Zachary Ochoa and Oscar Moreno to Exclusive Promotional Contracts
    By , 15 Dec 2018
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., 14 Dec 2018
  • Mig Elorde Battles Thai, Paniamogan Rumbles Borbon and More Sunday @ Elorde Complex in Parañaque, Metro Manila
    By Carlos Costa, 14 Dec 2018
  • Pacquiao moves camp to GenSan
    By Eddie Alinea, 14 Dec 2018
  • "The Marvelous Captain" Marlon Manalo enters World 9-Ball Open KO stage
    By Marlon Bernardino, 14 Dec 2018
  • De Guzman wins; Nava, Pascua lose in 17th Asian Continental Chess Championships
    By Marlon Bernardino, 14 Dec 2018
  • Snips and Snipes 13 December 2018
    By Eric Armit, 14 Dec 2018
  • Suns owner threatens to move NBA franchise to Seattle
    By Eddie Alinea, 14 Dec 2018


 has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to

    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2018