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Pacquiao sweats it out, Matthysse holds back

  KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Manny Pacquiao put up a show while Lucas Matthysse chose to hold his punches in the media workout of the Fight of Champions on Wednesday, July 11, at Le Meridien here. Always eager to please the audience, Pacquiao gave a glimpse of what he ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJul 11th, 2018

Floyd Mayweather Jr. rematch is unfinished business, says Manny Pacquiao

Over the weekend, social media went into a frenzy as Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. announced on his Instagram account that he would be coming out of retirement for a rematch with Manny Pacquiao. It was easy to shrug the news off, but then Pacquiao responded on his Instagram with a post of his own and fueling the talks of a potential rematch. As it turns out, the little Instagram back-and-forth could actually turn out to be a legitimate fight announcement.  According to Senior Ring Magazine writer Mike Coppinger, the rematch is already in the advanced stage of negotiations, with the fight being planned for Las Vegas and December 1 or December 8 as target dates. Breaking: Talks for #MayweatherPacquiao2 are in the advanced stages and it’s expected there will be contracts out this week, according to industry sources. Once finalized, the fight will likely land in Las Vegas and two target dates are Dec. 1 and Dec. 8 — Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) September 17, 2018  In his first interview since the interaction with Mayweather, Pacquiao basically confirmed that the fight is happening.   "Well, he’s announcing his comeback from retirement, so he wants to fight, he challenged me, he wants get my belt." Mayweather has mostly been retired since late-2015, returning to action last year for a big money super-fight with UFC star Conor McGregor. Pacquiao on the other hand, has remained active, save for a brief eight-month retirement perioid in 2016. Last July, Pacquiao captured his eleventh-world championship by defeating Lucas Matthysse for the WBA (Regular) Welterweight World Championship in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Pacquiao himself confirmed that he and Mayweather are indeed in negotiation-mode, without giving away too much information.  "Right now we’re in the middle of negotiations, hoping to finalize that." Pacquiao shared with Dyan Castillejo of ABS-CBN News. "Sa ngayon, pag-uusapan pa yung negotiations, we’re in the middle of negotiations, so hindi pa natin masabi kung kailan or kung ano yung exact date." "I’m always available. I’m always available for him." Pacquiao added.  @mannypacquiao says @FloydMayweather wants his belt and they will continue to discuss details of planned superfight #MP #TMT pic.twitter.com/nZCOW4sByN — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) September 17, 2018 I’m always available for him . @mannypacquiao to @FloydMayweather #MP #TMT pic.twitter.com/5nf01HrZz3 — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) September 17, 2018 If the fight does push through, it will be a highly-anticipated rematch of their 2015 bout, which saw Mayweather emerge victorious via Unanimous Decision after twelve rounds.  For Pacquiao, he feels that he has some unfinished business with the unbeaten fighter, which is why he's pushing for the rematch to happen.  "Ang importante ay matuloy na para makita, para hindi unfinished business yung kaming dalawa. Para bang nanakawan tayo ng panalo and matagal na panahon ang hinintay natin." The eight-division boxing world champion is confident that he can come out with the win this time around.  "Right now, alam ko na yung gagawin ko." As far as his training is concerned, Pacquiao has yet to reveal where he'll be holding camp. For his bout against Matthysse, Pacquiao held camp in his gym in General Santos, with close friend Buboy Fernandez overseeing matters.  "Kung saan man ako mag-training, basta I’ll put myself through strict and disciplined training." the 39-year old boxer-turned-statesman said.      @mannypacquiao on @FloydMayweather as unfinished business pic.twitter.com/YiUU3gdAhI — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) September 17, 2018.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

Money matches: 5 who could be next for Pacquiao

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Manny Pacquiao turned back the clock in Kuala Lumpur Sunday, JULY 15, to register a first knockout in 9 years and win the welterweight world title from WBA titleholder Lucas Matthysse of Argentina. With the Filipino fighting legend back in the big time, AFP Sport looks at ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

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 NewsJul 16th, 2018

The King is back

Manny Pacquiao looked like the young, dominant fighter he once was when he floored Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse three times yesterday en route to a sensational seventh-round stoppage at the Axiata Arena here......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

Pacquiao still has it

KUALA Lumpur---Young again, Manny Pacquiao was in ebullient form Sunday after he leapt back into the global boxing spotlight with a seventh round knockout of World Boxing Association welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse. Pacquiao will be 40 in December but was beaming as he told reporters afterwards: "Do I look 39? "At 39 years old, I'm still OK, I'm still fine. When you see me in training, you can tell I'm like 28, 27 years old," Pacquiao said. "You cannot say I'm 39 years old! You can say I'm 28, 27 years old." Pacquiao certainly seemed to have been drinking from the fountain of youth as his speed, agility, lightning quick movements and punching power magically returne...Keep on reading: Pacquiao still has it.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

Pacquiao on new trainer Buboy: ‘He’s effective’

  KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Manny Pacquiao reborn. Turning back the years, a younger, faster, flashier version of Pacquiao showed up and stopped Lucas Matthysse in 7 rounds on Sunday, July 15, to clinch the World Boxing Association welterweight crown at Axiata Arena here. And Pacquiao quickly gave credit to bosom buddy Buboy Fernandez, who took over ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

Punch stats back up Pacquiao dominance

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Throughout the buildup of his title duel with Lucas Matthysse, Manny Pacquiao promised to bring back the days when he was relentless with his fists. Overwhelming opponents with the sheer volume of punches that he threw, they came in bunches and were hard to evade. At the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 15th, 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

He s back: Pacquiao shows he has a lot left in the tank with Matthysse KO

Philippines' Manny Pacquiao (C) celebrates his victory against Argentina's Lucas Matthysse after their world welterweight boxing championship bout at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on July.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

Pacquiao extra-motivated with Duterte, Malaysian PM watching 

For Lucas Matthysse, it’s back to the drawing board......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

Pacquiao stops Matthysse

Clinches WBA welterweight belt KUALA LUMPUR, (AFP) - Manny Pacquiao rolled back the years as he stopped WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse on Sunday — the 39-year-old Filipino icon’s first knockout win since 2009. It was a dominant, devastating display as “smoking hot” Pacquiao registered the 60th win of a….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

‘Do I look 39?’: Pacquiao rolls back years in KO win

Young-again Manny Pacquiao was in ebullient form Sunday after he leapt back into the global boxing spotlight with a seven-round knockout of WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse. Pacquiao will be 40 in December but was beaming as he told reporters afterwards: "Do I look 39? "At 39 years old, I'm still OK, I'm still fine. When you see me in training, you can tell I'm like 28, 27 years old," Pacquiao said. READ:Pacquiao: Matthysse scared of my punches "You cannot say I'm 39 years old! You can say I'm 28, 27 years old." Pacquiao certainly seemed to have been drinking from the fountain of youth as his speed, agility, lightning quick movements and punching power magical...Keep on reading: ‘Do I look 39?’: Pacquiao rolls back years in KO win.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

Billionare Manny: I’m ready, I’m hungry

KUALA LUMPUR --- Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao weighed in at a comfortable 146 pounds, well under the 147-pound (67-kilogram) limit on Saturday, and said he was "ready" to win back the welterweight belt against World Boxing Association (WBA) champion Lucas Matthysse of Argentina.   "I am ready. I am motivated, I am happy and I am hungry," said the 39-year-old Pacquiao, the only man to have won world titles in eight weight divisions in a glittering 23-year career.   Amid the noise inside his packed VIP room, now Senator Pacquiao briefly reflected on his phenomenal career.   "Back then only true boxing fans watched my fights," he said. "Now heads of stat...Keep on reading: Billionare Manny: I’m ready, I’m hungry.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

Pacquiao ready for Matthysse, eager to end 1-year layoff

Manny Pacquiao said that he has a newfound desire to get back to the thing he loves most following a one-year hiatus......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 14th, 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

Matthysse: I’ll take belt back home

Lucas Matthysse to get knocked out in just a few rounds? Lucas Matthysse having trouble with his weight? The Argentine champion sneered at these reports as he fielded questions from the media on Wednesday after a morning workout ahead of his World Boxing Association welterweight bout against Manny Pacquiao in… Source link link: Matthysse: I’ll take belt back home.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Matthysse: I’ll take belt back home

Lucas Matthysse to get knocked out in just a few rounds? Lucas Matthysse having trouble with his weight? The Argentine champion sneered at these reports as he fielded questions from the media on Wednesday after a morning workout ahead of his World Boxing Association welterweight bout against Manny Pacquiao in….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Lucas Matthysse banking on power against Manny Pacquiao

Argentinian defending WBA (Regular} Welterweight World Champion Lucas Matthysse and his team believe that he has the power advantage coming into his title defense against Manny Pacquiao at Fight of Champions in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Sunday, July 15th.  Understandably so, given that in his 39 career wins, all but three have come via KO or TKO.  His latest KO win, last January against Thailand's Tewa Kiram, earned him his first world championship.  @LucasMatthysse up close with the speedball pic.twitter.com/kMtGuE1XWt — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) July 9, 2018 Team Matthysse at the pop up gym. @lucasmatthysse getting some speedball action #PacquiaoXMatthysse @GoldenBoyBoxing @lucasmatthysse pic.twitter.com/HS8yLI4M82 — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) July 9, 2018 With less a week to go before fight night, Team Matthysse has already set up shop in Kuala Lumpur, and are working on the Argentinian's power punches.  "I can tell you one thing, I've trained a lot of fighters in the past, all I know about Lucas Matthysse is that he has a devastating punch with both hands." said Mattyhsse's coach Joel Diaz.  Talking to ABS-CBN News' Dyan Castillejo, Diaz believes that if Matthysse gets to tag Pacquiao it could be a short night.  "He has so much power in his punches that if he hits you with a left, he hits you with a right, he hurts you," "That’s why I’m so confident that sooner or later, Manny Pacquiao has to exchange with Lucas, and if he catches him with either hand, it’ll hurt." Diaz added.  Aside from a leaving an impressive mark, Diaz believes that a Matthysse KO would be for the best considering that it's tough to get a decision against a volume puncher like Pacquiao.  "We’re gonna win, and in order to win, we have to be very clear with a win. Not only win, we have to do it convincingly." Diaz said. "If we have to go to the judges, we have to convince the judges, but with the volume of punches that Manny Pacquiao throws, it’s hard to win a decision." At the end of the day, it's going to be Pacquiao's speed against Matthysse's power.  "Manny Pacquiao has fast hands and he has speed. Lucas has the power, speed against power. They’re gonna have to battle it out." Pacquiao has been on the wrong end of a vicious knockout before, most notably against Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez back in 2012.  Can Lucas Matthysse be only the third person to stop Manny Pacquiao?    Catch Fight of Champions: Pacquiao versus Matthysse at 10:00 AM on ABS-CBN channel 2! Replay at 7:00 PM on S+A channel 23. You can catch the whole card LIVE on SkyCable Pay-Per-View. CLICK HERE for more information!.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

Back to where it all started

  No Freddie Roach. No Bob Arum. No pay-per-view dollars. No glitzy Las Vegas neon lights. No hyped up opponent. All there is is a legend, closer to the end of his career than to the start.   Manny Pacquiao prepares for a fight that will dictate how the sun will continue to rise for the remainder of his career.   "This fight will determine my future," the Philippine senator has told media people during his preparation for the bout against Argentine Lucas Matthysse on July 15 in Kuala Lumpur.   But while the result will largely factor into Pacquiao's future schedule, the atmosphere surrounding his preparation smacks of nostalgia. A bulk of his ...Keep on reading: Back to where it all started.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 8th, 2018