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BoxingScene.com's Television Picks of The Week - July 14

by Cliff Rold

Pick It: TBRB #5 Manny Pacquiao vs. Lucas Matthysse (Saturday, ESPN+, 9 PM EST) 

One of the greatest fighters of all time is at the point of his career where one never knows how much more career there really is. Could Manny Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 KO) find an ending Sunday morning in Malaysia?

Economics might keep him active regardless but a loss to a Lucas Matthysse (39-4, 36 KO) who, like Pacquiao, is no spring chicken, would be a difficult rebound. Pacquiao could be a big money option for the right opponent; Matthysse still has enough pop to seal one more big payday for himself. This is a solid veteran clash and the undercard fights on ESPN+ (starting at 8 PM) show some promise as well, including an appearance by flyweight stalwart Moruti Mthalane, make this the best of the pay wall cards the Worldwide leader has provided so far.

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Additional Show to Watch For

Saturday – ESPN (7 PM EST): TBRB #3 Prograis vs. Velsaco

ESPN is giving a solid lead-in to the card they want viewers to pay for. Regis Prograis (21-0, 18 KO) is an exciting, interesting young talent at Jr. welterweight. With a place in the World Boxing Super Series just a fight away, he’ll face Juan Velasco (20-0, 12 KO) for the interim WBC belt. The undercard features 2015 US National Golden Gloves champion and Honduran 2016 Olympian Teofimo Lopez (9-0, 7 KO) is action.

Next week, the viewing options in the US start to open up again.

Cliff Rold is the Managing Editor of BoxingScene, a founding member of the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America.  He can be reached at [email protected]

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Moruti Mthalane at the final chapter of his career attempting to once again win the first world title he ever won back in 2009 trying to make it TWO-TIME vs. the 'Cinderella-man' Muhammad Waseem for the IBF Flyweight title is…

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