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Fortune says Bayless won’t allow Horn déjà vu in Pacquiao vs Matthysse

Justin Fortune welcomes Kenny Bayless' appointment as referee for Manny Pacquiao's fight with Lucas Matthysse......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarJul 10th, 2018

Matthysse deemed more dangerous than Horn

Conditioning coach Justin Fortune considers WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse a more dangerous opponent for Manny Pacquiao than Jeff Horn because of his punching power but the downside is the Argentinian is too slow to catch the quicker Filipino who’s expected to use his speed in winning by a late submission or an easy decision in their 12-round title fight at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur tomorrow......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

Pacquiao Wins Against Matthysse 7th Round TKO

Manny Pacquiao booked his first TKO win in 9 years as he dominated Lucas Matthysse in their fight on July 15, 2018 at the Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Filipino boxing icon and senator was crowned the new WBA (Regular) Welterweight World champion after a stoppage was called by referee Kenny Bayless in the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated News14 hr. 21 min. ago

Manny Pacquiao beats Lucas Matthysse and Father Time in latest win

The fire is back in the eyes and belly of 39 year old Philippine senator Manny Pacquiao who scored an emphatic knockout victory over Lucas Martin Matthysse to win his 11th world title at 2:43 of the seventh round Sunday afternoon at the Axiata Arena here. Proving his critics wrong, Pacquiao put on a clinic of sorts as he showed facets of his ring brilliance that were missing in his previous fights since 2009 where he last won by knockout. Before a screaming horde of fans led by the heads of state of Malaysia and the Philippines, Pacquiao was brilliant, fast and accurate with his timing and combinations, completely frustrating and flustering the former WBA king. "You have to love what you do in order to do what I still do as a 39-year-old fighter," said Pacquiao, who trained hardest despite his age, pushing himself to the limit. But this time around, his new team of mostly Filipinos led by chief trainer Buboy Fernandez, acknowledged his conditions and custom-fit a new training regimen that brought back the power and the speed, however diminished a bit. "Do I look old,?" asked Pacquiao laughing in front of the members of media at the post-fight press conference. Every masterful stroke dealt by Pacquiao befuddled Matthysse who secretly plotted to retire Pacquiao. "Not today," said Pacquiao, who was cheered on by Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte who watched in the presidential suite with new Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. "Of course, it was an extra motivational tool for me to fight well and careful." Fernandez warned his ward not to be too confident when he knocked down Matthysse for the second round, the Argentine taking a knee at the end of the fifth round. "It might have been a trick. But we were ready for Matthysse," said a beaming Fernandez, who for the first time, acted as chief trainer aided by strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune and assistant Raides "Nonoy" Neri. Cutman Edgardo de la Vega was not much needed as Pacquiao was never in trouble. "We will take a rest for now before we decide what to do next," said Pacquiao, who goes back to work this week as the Philippine Senate opens its sessions. - RELEASE.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News22 hr. 20 min. ago

Matthysse spits out mouthpiece to quit

Las Vegas-based referee Kenny Bayless said he waved off the fight when defending WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse spat out his mouthpiece and dropped to one knee, indicating he’d had enough and that was his signal to declare Manny Pacquiao the winner by technical knockout at 2:43 of the seventh round at the Axiata Arena here yesterday morning......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

LOOK: Jeff Horn calls for Pacquiao rematch after Matthysse TKO

  MANILA, Philippines – After 9 years with no knockout victory, Manny Pacquiao turned back the clock on Lucas Matthysse, decking him thrice en route to a 7th round TKO at the Axiatia Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Sunday, July 15. The 8-division world champion looked like his old, deadly self the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

With TKO of Matthysse, Pacquiao reclaims adulation of Filipinos

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Manny Pacquiao completed his triumphant ring return with a 7th round technical knockout  of Argentinian foe Lucas Matthysse at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, July 15, and basked as well to the adulation of the Filipino nation. Minutes after veteran referee Kenny Bayless waved off ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

Pacquiao still ‘hungry’ to fight

Manny Pacquiao will step inside the ring at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Sunday exactly a year and 13 days since his last fight against Jeff Horn in Brisbane. Australia. The long hiatus, however, has reinvigorated Pacquiao, who will be going for his 60th win and 12th title against Lucas Matthysse for the WBA welterweight crown. "Now I feel hungry to fight in the ring," said Pacquiao, who tipped the scale at 146 pounds during the official weigh-in on Saturday. READ:Pacquiao plans 'to finish the fight early' vs Matthysse "It's been one year and it's been that long," Pacquiao added in Filipino. The 39-year-old Pacquiao said having that desire to be back fighting again is...Keep on reading: Pacquiao still ‘hungry’ to fight.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

The heavyweight battler bringing back ‘the old Pacquiao’

If Manny Pacquiao wants to know all about comebacks, he need look no further than his conditioning coach Justin Fortune. The former heavyweight, who in 1995 went up against the great Lennox Lewis, found himself in an altogether different fight when a dental check-up four years ago discovered he had throat cancer. "What do you do? You either roll over and die or you fight," Fortune told AFP in Kuala Lumpur, as the 52-year-old put the finishing touches on Pacquiao's return to the ring against WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse of Argentina at the Axiata Arena on Sunday. READ:Fernandez warns: Watch out for Pacquiao storm that will surely hit "They're your only two opt...Keep on reading: The heavyweight battler bringing back ‘the old Pacquiao’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

Sparring partner expects to see ‘vintage’ Pacquiao vs Matthysse

KUALA LUMPUR --- George Kambosos Jr. said the old, deadly version of Manny Pacquiao will finally show up against Lucas Matthysse on July 15. Kambosos had seen it first hand after sparring with Pacquiao for at least 50 rounds throughout the Filipino ring icon's training camp for his duel with Matthysse. "Come Sunday you'll see a vintage Manny Pacquiao," Kambosos said on Wednesday. "Manny sparred for about 100 rounds. We trained smart and we trained hard so he's ready to go." Pacquiao hasn't fought since yielding the WBO welterweight title to Jeff Horn in a controversial decision a year ago in Brisbane, Australia. Kambosos, whose first call-up to join Pacquiao's camp as a sparring pa...Keep on reading: Sparring partner expects to see ‘vintage’ Pacquiao vs Matthysse.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Pacquiao arrives in Malaysia ahead of title fight vs Matthysse

KUALA LUMPUR --- Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao arrived here in the Malaysian capital Monday night six days before his welterweight title fight against Lucas Matthysse. Pacquiao landed in Kuala Lumpur on board a chartered flight from General Santos City, where he held his training camp with his longtime friend Buboy Fernandez as chief trainer. The 39-year-old Pacquiao hasn't fought since dropping a highly-disputed decision to Jeff Horn a year ago in Brisbane, Australia where he yielded his WBO belt. Determined to silence his critics, Pacquiao aims to reclaim his championship status against the Matthysse, whose WBA crown is on the line. Matthysse arrived in Malaysia's largest city ...Keep on reading: Pacquiao arrives in Malaysia ahead of title fight vs Matthysse.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

Pacquiao floors sparmate

Manny Pacquiao is nearing peak form less than three weeks before he tries to dethrone Argentina's Lucas Matthysse as World Boxing Association welterweight king. On Tuesday in General Santos City, the world's only eight-division world champion staggered sparring partner Gherich Chavez with a single solid straight to the jaw. The 39-year-old Pacquiao then paused briefly to give Chavez a respite. "I would say he is already 85 percent ready but we don't want him to peak too soon," said chief trainer Buboy Fernandez, echoing the observations of strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune. "He is right there where we want him to be right now," said Fortune. Pacquiao challenge...Keep on reading: Pacquiao floors sparmate.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 26th, 2018

Manny Pacquiao 85 percent ready as Matthysse fight draws near

GENERAL SANTOS CITY--With just less than three weeks left before his defining fight with WBA  champion Lucas Matthysse, Manny Pacquiao's handlers were pleased with the work ethic shown by the 39-year-old legend. Just moments after Pacquiao displayed his old and fiery form on Tuesday, staggering sparring partner Gherich Chavez with a single solid straight to the jaw, chief trainer Buboy Fernandez and strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune gave high marks for their champion. Pacquiao had to pause for ten seconds to give Chavez a respite, as old timers recalled memories of the Filipino's single knockout punch that took the lights out of Emmanuel Lucero in 2003 in Los Angeles. "I would say he is 85 already percent ready and we don't want him to peak too soon," said Fernandez, who is leaving no stone unturned in their preparation for "Fight of Champions," the biggest boxing event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia slated on July 15 at the Axiata Arena. Fortune concurred with Fernandez. "He is right there where we want him to be right now," said the Australian coach who is seeing a resurgent spirit of the only boxer in history who has won eight world titles in eight different divisions. Pacquiao challenged himself Monday morning, testing himself to the limit by climbing the steepest route in Maasim, Sarangani province. "It's a sign that Manny is trying to ask himself questions whether he still has it or not. That talks a lot about his warrior spirit," said Fortune. Meanwhile, Matthysse is also doing all he can to match whatever firepower Pacquiao will be bringing to battle. Under the tutelage of Joel Diaz in Indio, California, Matthysse promised to keep his belt at all costs. Matthysse's promoter Oscar Dela Hoya also dispelled rumors that the fight might be cancelled due to financial problems as alleged by Pacquiao's long-time and former promoter Bob Arum of rival Top Rank Promotions. "I feel very, very confident the fight is going to happen, let's put it that way," said Dela Hoya in an interview with boxing scribe Steve Kim. Matthysse is planning to arrive in Kuala Lumpur ahead of everyone to acclimatize for 10 days prior to the match. "I might be there for about ten days, I want to go out there and help Manny promote and do my rounds in Malaysia. I have my plane tickets already. So we're set to go, we have a fight," De La Hoya insisted. - RELEASE.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 26th, 2018

Pacquiao can stop Matthysse – Fortune

There’s only one thing that Manny Pacquiao’s strength coach likes about Lucas Matthysse: the welterweight champion from Argentina is beatable......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

Target practice for Pacquiao

Australian conditioning coach Justin Fortune said recently his goal for Manny Pacquiao in sparring to get ready for WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse of Argentina is precision punching, not brawling, and he’ll keep the rounds to a minimum to preserve the Filipino icon for the big fight at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on July 15......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018

Justin Fortune says he’s Filipino, too

Strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune said the other day he feels at home working with an all-Filipino team in preparing Manny Pacquiao for his fight against WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur on July 15......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

Unified corner best foil versus Matthysse

The latest on the 'Fight of Champions' in Kuala Lumpur says Justin Fortune has vowed to make Manny Pacquiao score a big win over WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse of Argentina on.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

Matthysse must do a Jeff Horn to beat Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao’s strength coach put himself in the shoes of Lucas Matthysse, and tried to figure out what the Argentine champion must do to stand a better chance inside the ring on July 15......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

Pacquiao dismisses rumors, says fight vs Matthysse will happen

Manny Pacquiao dismissed rumors that his title fight against Argentine champion Lucas Matthysse is in limbo. A report on TyC Sports, a broadcast channel in Buenos Aires, Argentina claimed the bout slated on July 15 at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia could be headed toward postponement due to disagreements between promoters and a group based in Kuala Lumpur. "That is malicious and untrue," Pacquiao said in a press release. The eight-division champion also described the people involved in spreading the rumors as "saboteurs." Pacquiao, who is making his ring return a year after yielding the WBO welterweight title to Jeff Horn in a controversial decision in Brisbane, Australia, ...Keep on reading: Pacquiao dismisses rumors, says fight vs Matthysse will happen.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

Pacquiao adds Nonito Donaire Sr. to team of trainers for Mathysse fight

Nonito Donaire Sr., father of multi-time boxing world champion Nonito 'The Filipino Flash' Donaire Jr. was tapped to lend his expertise and beef up Manny Pacquiao's think-tank in preparation for the Filipino's title bid against Lucas Matthysse on July 15 at the Axiata Arena in Malaysia. A week after opening training camp, Pacquiao added Donaire to help out in plotting tactical plans against Matthysse, the reigning WBA welterweight champion from Argentina. "Donaire will serve as one of the assistant coaches," said Pacquiao, who did two trial rounds with the mitts with the father of former world champion Nonito Donaire (Junior). It was Donaire Sr. who trained and honed his son, who later won multiple former world championships in three weight divisions. "So far, so good. I am happy with my current team," said Pacquiao, who took two days off on Saturday and Sunday to rest and relax, coming off a controversial loss last year in Australia against local brawler Jeff Horn. Pacquiao went scuba diving Sunday and was refreshed to do his road work the morning after. Pacquiao is trying to have an all-Filipino line-up in his bid to win his 11th world title against a formidable opponent who has knocked out 36 of his 39 wins or a whopping 92 percent ratio. Matthysse has only lost four times in his career. Long time friend and confidant Buboy Fernandez would still act as head coach along with assistant trainer Raides "Nonoy" Neri. Pacquiao is still about to name another team member soon, the person who will help him in his strength and conditioning. - RELEASE.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

LOOK: Pacquiao, Mathysse face off ni Kuala Lumpur

Following a widely successful official launch in Manila last week, Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao and Argentinian champion Lucas Mathysse headed out to the very place where they'll be locking horns: Malaysia.  Eight-division boxing champion Pacquiao will be challenging reigning WBA regular World Welterweight Champion Lucas Matthysse at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this coming Sunday, July 15th.  During the April 20 tour in Kuala Lumpur, Pacquiao and Mathysse faced off in front of the iconic Petronas Towers. "We are excited to showcase to our Malaysian brothers a roadshow that hopes to match the excitement of the Ali-Bugner fight in 1975," Said Pacquiao, who'll also be wearing the hat of promoter, as this will be MP Promotions' first international venture.  Pacquiao and MP Promotions will be co-promoting the event entitled "Fight of Champions" alongside fellow boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions.  The 39-year old Pacquiao is coming off a loss to Jeff Horn in Australia, while the 35-year old Mathysse is coming off his first world title win against Tewa Kiram in Los Angeles. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2018