Philippines, 21 Jul 2018
  Home >> News

 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        




 



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




 
News  


Pacquiao, Matthysse Gearing for Tougher Training Days

PhilBoxing.com





GENERAL SANTOS CITY--Ring warriors Manny Pacquiao and Lucas Matthysse stepped up their respective training sessions a notch higher as preparations for "Fight of Champions" entered its hardest stages this week.


Pacquiao is all business these days as he is focusing on the most challenging fight of his life. He sparred for 10 rounds Thursday afternoon and gave out a big smile to his supporters, saying, "it's good to be back."

So inspired is Pacquiao these days that he is concentrating on just winning the fight that he wants most. He delegated management of MP Promotions, the lead promoter of his July 15 battle at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to his trusted lieutenants.

Matthysse, the welterweight champion who vowed to defend with his life and bring back to his country Argentina the WBA crown that he won early this year, is also as determined to retire the only eight-division and 10-time champion in boxing history.

Pacquiao's sparring will reach the full 12 rounds next week even as Matthysse's trainer Joel Diaz has laid out an elaborate game-plan to score a win for his dangerous pupil, a boxer who has knocked out 36 of the 39 opponents he has faced in the past.

"As far as I am concerned, everything is fine," said Pacquiao, responding to rumors that the fight is headed to a postponement or even cancellation. "Lucas Matthysse and I are getting ready to give the fans their money's worth and July 15 will be huge for boxing in Malaysia."

Pacquiao assigned a team to take care of business and logistics as he concentrated in training alone.

Marketing and sales head Arnold Vegafria echoed Pacquiao's sentiments. Vegafria, who was monitoring news online on a plane heading back to the Philippines from New York City, said all concerned decision makers were in agreement with each other.

"Everyone is on board. Everyone understands the situation and the fight is going as planned," said Vegafria.

Aside from the Pacquiao Vs Matthysse championship, three more world title fights are in store for hardcore boxing fans including the World Boxing Association featherweight bout between Edivaldo Ortega of Mexico, (26-1-1, 12 KOs) and Jhack Tepora of the Philippines (21-0, 16 KOs).

Chinese amateur sensation and Olympian Lu Bin will challenge Carlos Canizales of Venezuela, the WBA light flyweight champion (20-0-1). Another world championship pits IBF flyweight title holder Moruti Mthalane of South Africa and Muhammad Waseem of Pakistan.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by .


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • ROACH AND NACHO ADVISE PACQUIAO ON POSSIBLE LOMACHENKO OR CRAWFORD FIGHT
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Fri, 20 Jul 2018
  • Brawl at the Mall 11: Sobirov vs Padua and More July 29 @ Robinsons Gensan
    By Carlos Costa, Fri, 20 Jul 2018
  • PACQUIAO-MAYWEATHER REMATCH STARTS WITH FLOYD SAYS ARUM
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Fri, 20 Jul 2018
  • Pacquiao risked his life in KL
    By Recah Trinidad, Fri, 20 Jul 2018
  • Michael Dutchover takes on Sergio Ramirez TOMORROW NIGHT in Ontario, California
    By , Fri, 20 Jul 2018
  • Zhora Hamazaryan Ready for National Television debut tomorrow Night on ShoBox: The New Generation
    By , Fri, 20 Jul 2018
  • 2nd Gayang Chess Championship "Tara na sa Quezon" set August 25
    By Marlon Bernardino, Fri, 20 Jul 2018
  • Calm corner, calm fighter
    By Joaquin Henson, Fri, 20 Jul 2018
  • JAIME MUNGUIA VS. LIAM SMITH FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
    By , Fri, 20 Jul 2018
  • Snips and Snipes 19 July 2018: Great Weekend for Philippine Boxing
    By Eric Armit, Fri, 20 Jul 2018
  • JARON ENNIS vs. ARMANDO ALVAREZ SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION FINAL WEIGHTS, QUOTES FOR TRIPLEHEADER LIVE ON SHOWTIME®
    By , Fri, 20 Jul 2018
  • "SUPERBOX LIVE: Rise Up" live on Super Channel July 28 live from Powerade Centre in Brampton, Canada
    By , Fri, 20 Jul 2018
  • Father-son Jose Antonio & A.J. Rivera "Making History"
    By , Fri, 20 Jul 2018
  • VIDEO: PHILADELPHIA’S UNBEATEN WELTERWEIGHT PROSPECT JARON ENNIS LEANS ON FAMILY AHEAD OF SHOBOX DEBUT THIS FRIDAY LIVE ON SHOWTIME®
    By , Fri, 20 Jul 2018
  • ANOTHER SALUDAR SEEKS WORLD TITLE
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Fri, 20 Jul 2018
  • SPORTS ROUNDUP 13: VIC SALUDAR, THE NEW WBO WORLD MINIMUMWEIGHT CHAMPION
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Thu, 19 Jul 2018
  • PACMAN WENT THROUGH A PAINFUL MEDICAL PROCEDURE LESS THAN A WEEK BEFORE HIS FIGHT
    By Aquiles Z. Zonio, Thu, 19 Jul 2018
  • Donaires in reunion for Super Series?
    By Joaquin Henson, Thu, 19 Jul 2018
  • Mario Barrios Training Camp Quotes
    By , Thu, 19 Jul 2018
  • UFC & M-1 Global announce partnership UFC RUSSIA
    By , Thu, 19 Jul 2018
  • Split-T Management goes 6 for 6 this past weekend
    By , Thu, 19 Jul 2018
  • Christopher Brooker to take on Eric Moon in co-feature bout on Friday, August 10th at SugarHouse Casino
    By , Thu, 19 Jul 2018
  • T’was the hardest training camp we had – Pacquiao
    By Eddie Alinea, Wed, 18 Jul 2018
  • Floyd Mayweather Bros Down with Tekashi69, I'm a Big Fan!!
    By , Wed, 18 Jul 2018


  •  




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


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2018 philboxing.com.