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Pacquiao vs Matthysse: a fight years behind?

ON SUNDAY, July 15, Filipino boxing superstar Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao makes his return in the ring as he takes on Argentinian Lucas Matthysse for the latter’s World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight title in a fight dubbed “Fight of Champions” at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia......»»

Category: financeSource: bworldonline bworldonlineJul 12th, 2018

Pacquiao victory unites nation anew

Millions of boxing fans across the Philippines erupted in cheers on Sunday after their idol Manny Pacquiao beat Argentine Lucas Matthysse in a world title bout in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In the run-up to the fight, the 39-year-old Pacquiao was trailed by whispers that he was past his prime and doubts he would be able to best the big-punching Matthysse, who is four years his junior. But when Pacquiao's victory was sealed in the seventh round by technical knockout, fans around the nation of more than 100 million jumped to their feet and roared with joy. "Even at the age of 39, Pacquiao showed he still has a lot of power and speed left in him. I am excited for a Pacquiao-Lomach...Keep on reading: Pacquiao victory unites nation anew.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 15th, 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

Pacquiao vs Matthysse: a fight years behind?

ON SUNDAY, July 15, Filipino boxing superstar Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao makes his return in the ring as he takes on Argentinian Lucas Matthysse for the latter’s World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight title in a fight dubbed “Fight of Champions” at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Pacquiao: Age does not matter

KUALA LUMPUR -- Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao insisted Friday that his advancing years were no barrier to success as he gears up for a showdown against world champion Lucas Matthysse. Pacquiao, 39, will fight the Argentine -- four years his junior -- for the World Boxing Association welterweight belt….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 20th, 2018

Pacquiao responds to Roach situation: I have not made my final decision

Over the weekend, news surfaced that eight-division boxing world champion Manny Pacquiao won’t be working with long-time Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach for his upcoming WBA Welterweight World Title match against champion Lucas Mathysse in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this July. In a press statement, the Pacquiao camp named best friend Buboy Fernandes and Nonoy Neri as the trainers. Roach responded to the statement saying that he wishes his former ward well, but admitted that he was hurt by how the situation unfolded. Pacquiao and Roach have worked together for the last 15-plus years, and have 34 professional fights and seven world championships under their belt. Now, it seems as though the split isn’t as certain as was once thought…yet. In an Instagram post early Monday morning, Pacquiao clarified the situation surrounding him and Roach.   Contrary to statements which I personally did not make that are circulating in the media, I have not made my final decision who will be my head trainer for my July 14 fight with Matthysse. My advisor Mike Koncz has been in contact with Freddie’s people to keep them informed. I will make a final decision within the week. When that decision is made, Freddie will be the first one to be informed and then I will advise the media. #PacquiaoMatthysse A post shared by Manny Pacquiao (@mannypacquiao) on Apr 15, 2018 at 12:34pm PDT “Contrary to statements which I personally did not make that are circulating in the media, I have not made my final decision who will be my head trainer for my July 14 fight with Matthysse.” Pacquiao’s post, which shows him hitting the mitts with Roach read. “My advisor Mike Koncz has been in contact with Freddie’s people to keep them informed. I will make a final decision within the week.” It was Koncz that first revealed that things between Pacquiao and Roach weren't exactly peachy, saying in an interview with ESPN's Dan Rafael that the boxer-turned-senator took issue to some of the things that Roach said to the media following Pacquiao's loss to Jeff Horn in Australia back in 2017.  In Roach’s statement over the weekend, he revealed that he had been hurt by the fact that Pacquiao did not reach out to him personally to inform him of the supposed change. Pacquiao ends his post by addressing that statement. “When that decision is made, Freddie will be the first one to be informed and then I will advise the media.” Does this mean that Pacquiao and Roach are not going their separate ways after all?.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Zuckerberg on Facebook, Lorenzana and Dela Rosa on tattoos, Pacquiao to fight Matthysse | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg says the social media giant will likely need 'a few years' to fix the problems uncovered by the hijacking of private user data in its platform.  Defense Department Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa both say the prohibition for tattoos on cops and soldiers stays.  Boxing legend and promoter Oscar De La Hoya confirms Manny Pacquiao ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2018

Mommy D s ringside antics during Pacquiao-Matthysse fight draw laughs, bewilderment

Image: Screengrab from Facebook/Mustapha Alauya Manny Pacquiao's fight would not be complete without his mother Dionesia Dapidran-Pacquiao's amusing ringside antics. During his recent fig.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

PH ‘Crimeless’ During Pacquiao-Matthysse Fight

Police authorities recorded a generally peaceful weekend across the country during the bout between Senator Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and Argentine boxer Lucas Matthysse. Speaking to newsmen, Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar D. Albayalde said they only noted a lone incident in the National Capital Region (NCR), when an unidentified man fainted. The PNP […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

Pacquiao proves critics wrong; next fight still up in the air

KUALA Lumpur---His strength emanates from the Supreme Being but all his achievements are the fruits of hard work and dedication to his sport. A reflective, somber Manny Pacquiao on Monday said the formula to his success is not really a secret even as he declared he will defend his welterweight belt even after he turns 40 years old in December. "My next fight, I want to defend my belt," Pacquiao said. "If boxing is not my passion, I would not fight again." "It's like I'm addicted to boxing and I really love to fight and bring honor to my country." Pacquiao, his family and team arrived in General Santos City on Monday, a day after his seventh-round technical knockout victor...Keep on reading: Pacquiao proves critics wrong; next fight still up in the air.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

We flew PAL’s A350-900 from Toulouse to Manila

When you are abroad, it’s often difficult to get news from home, especially when we learned that Sen. Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao his fight against Lucas Matthysse......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

Congrats Sen. Manny Pacquiao!

MULING pinahanga ni pound for pound boxing champ Senador Manny Pacquiao ang buong mundo nang talunin nito sa pamamagitan ng ‘technical knockout’ ang Argentinian boxer na si Lucas Matthysse. Makasaysayan ang pagkapanalo kamakalawa ng ating pambansang kamao dahil dalawang ‘head of state’ ang sumaksi sa Pacquiao-Matthysse fight -- na sina….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 16th, 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

Sink Floyd! Resurgent Pacquiao wants second crack at Mayweather

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Manny Pacquiao has called on Floyd Mayweather to come out of retirement for a rematch, saying "let's do a second one" after powering to his first KO win in 9 years . The fighting Philippines senator known as "Pac-Man" took on the dangerous Argentine WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse in Kuala ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

Buboy passes biggest test as head trainer

Philippine senator and boxing champion Manny Pacquiao trains at a press preview in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Pacquiao is scheduled to fight Lucas Matthysse on July 15, 2018,.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated 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

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

Manny Pacquiao KO’s Luccas Matthysse in 7th round to claim WBA welterweight title

By Dan Rafael/ESPN.com – Questions abounded about what Manny Pacquiao had left. After all, the Filipino legend, winner of world titles in a boxing-record eight weight divisions and one of the greatest fighters in history, is 39 now and has been a professional fighter for 23 years. He was also Read more ».....»»

Category: newsSource:  thepinoyRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

LOOK: PACQUIAO-MATTHYSSE FIGHT 2018

Sen. Manny Pacquiao once again provides a respite for Filipinos from the current political turmoil and, in the words of President Rodrigo Duterte, united the country yet again with his stirring victory over Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse via TKO in the seventh of the 12-round fight that also saw him win the WBA welterweight crown in [...] The post LOOK: PACQUIAO-MATTHYSSE FIGHT 2018 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated 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 gets record 12th world title in 8 weight divisions

KUALA LUMPUR --- Manny Pacquiao made the Filipinos feel like champions once again. In a performance that he hoped brought honor and pride to the country, Pacquiao on Sunday cut down a hard-punching Lucas Matthysse to win the WBA welterweight championship via technical knockout in the 7th round. (More stories in Sports, Pages A2-1 to A2-3) It was his 12th world title in record eight weight divisions and something that proved that he still got gas on his tank as his phenomenal career considerably declined through the years. "I hope I brought a convincing victory and honor to the country," said Pacquiao, who decked Matthysse for a third time with a left uppercut that forced ref...Keep on reading: Pacquiao gets record 12th world title in 8 weight divisions.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018