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Floyd Mayweather: Pacquiao-Matthysse is a Very Exciting Fight

Retired five division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (50-0, 27 KOs) is currently on a tour of Asia, and made a stop in the Philippines - the home of his career rival, eight division champion Manny Pacquiao, who holds a senatorial position in the country.

When Mayweather arrived, he spoke to local reporters and gave his take on Pacquiao's upcoming fight, when he challenges WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse on July 14 in Malaysia.

"That's a good matchup, very exciting fight," Mayweather said to GMA News. "Manny Pacquiao and Lucas Matthysse are great fighters. It's great matchup [between] two former world champions so it's going to be a very good fight."

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Mayweather won a twelve round decision over Pacquiao in 2015.

There was a lot of animosity following the contest, as Pacquiao claimed that he entered the bout with a shoulder injury and also continuously claimed to have won the contest on the scorecards - despite the fact that most insiders scored it for Mayweather.

Their contest was the richest fight in boxing history and holds the record for the largest gate and most the pay-per-view purchases at 4.8 million.

The 41-year-old Mayweather, who retired last August with a knockout of UFC superstar Conor McGregor, would have no issue with sitting down for a meal with his former foe.

"Hopefully we can sit down and meet, probably have lunch or dinner and just see how's everything been going for Manny and his team," Mayweather quipped.

Pacquiao, who is nearly 40 himself, is on the last leg of his career.

He enters this contest with a one year layoff, and in his last contest he suffered a very unexpected twelve round decision loss to Jeff Horn in Brisbane, Australia.

For this contest, Pacquiao changed his entire team around. He will enter the ring without his longtime trainer Freddie Roach, who worked with the boxer since 2001. Pacquiao will instead use close friend and assistant trainer Buboy Fernandez.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Spoon23 on 05-18-2018

[QUOTE=WesternChamp;18753023]looks like trainer buboy is trying to get manny to use the right hand more. [/QUOTE] He still has a lot left. Fluidity in motion.

Comment by Spoon23 on 05-18-2018

[QUOTE=j.razor;18749828]He is T.B.E. Don't let the media fool you either.......[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=madsweeney;18749864][B]If you have to say it[/B], its not true.[/QUOTE] A true TBE is someone who has no holes in his resume. No Ducking, No cherry picking, no fake wins, no…

Comment by j.razor on 05-17-2018

[QUOTE=Butch.McRae;18749893]Financially of course lol In that ring? F*ck no[/QUOTE] Of course he is T.B.E. no one did it better or even comes close to his resume. He is the only boxer in history that beat boxing.

Comment by JakeTheBoxer on 05-11-2018

Win or lose, I wanna see Matthysse in more fights after that. Matthysse -Porter would be great.

Comment by WesternChamp on 05-09-2018

[QUOTE=JakeTheBoxer;18753478]Wonder where is winner going from here. Hopefully on Thurman. More realistic, on Broner, Figueroa jr, Granados.[/QUOTE] nowhere... this is just a fight for the over the hill fighters. nobody is gonna gain anything from this except an ass whooping…

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