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Matthysse Would Rather Fight Pacquiao, Not Be Him

by Ronnie Nathanielsz

Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse, who blasted IBF light welterweight champion Lamont Peterson in three rounds at the Boardwalk in Atlantic City last Saturday, is honored that Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer compared him to eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao after his devastating knockout of Peterson whom he dropped once in round two and twice in round three with vicious punches.


However, the 30 year old Matthysse who has 32 knockouts in 34 wins with just two losses told a post fight news conference  "I feel very happy that people are comparing me to Manny Pacquiao, but what I really want to do is fight him."

In heralding Matthysse as “the new Pacquiao,”  Schaefer was obviously referring to Pacquiao’s amazing string of knockouts showing tremendous punching power when he disposed of Erik “El Terrible” Morales inn their second and third fights, dropped Juan Manuel Marquez three times in the opening round of their first fight, demolished Oscar De La Hoya, annihilated Ricky Hatton, battered Miguel Cotto and ripped  Antonio Margarito.

For the present Matthyssee, who is the WBC Interim champion, is eyeing WBC champion Danny Garcia in a September 7 fight date proposed by Schaefer.

As for a Pacquiao fight, the Filipino’s adviser Michael Koncz told BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard that Manny’s sights are focused on his scheduled November 24 showdown with Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios at the Venetian Resort Hotel in Macau.

Koncz said “it’s a very important fight and we have a job to do,” adding that right now Pacquiao is not looking ahead other than at the Rios fight.

He said  Pacquiao who was unopposed and  won re-election to congress from the lone district of Sarangani provonce will take his oath on June 7 but that “right now he is spending some quality time with his children.”

Pacquiao and wife Jinkee who easily won in the race for vice governor of Sarangani, have two sons and two daughters.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by SoulByThePound on 05-24-2013

[quote=jaestix1;13411439]man stfu and gtfoh with that bs lie.[/quote] lmaooooooooo

Comment by SoulByThePound on 05-24-2013

i like how everyone or many acknowledge the promoter beef between top rank and goldenboy except when it comes to a particular fighter

Comment by Longjab10 on 05-24-2013

A lot of pac haters I can see here.

Comment by jaestix1 on 05-24-2013

[QUOTE=bojangles1987;13400255]Seriously. Unlike Mayweather's annoying ass fans on here, Pac fans don't discredit everyone people mention in the same sentence.[/QUOTE] man stfu and gtfoh with that bs lie.

Comment by jaestix1 on 05-24-2013

why would anyone want to be a pu.ssy like pacroid???? not only is he a p.ussy, he's now a broke p.ussy all thanks to his team...lmao! i don't blame matthysse for not wanting to be him.

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