Manny Pacquiao is Ready To Go: I Want Lucas Matthysse!

Last month, Argentinean puncher Lucas Matthysse expressed his desire to secure a showdown with eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao.

Matthysse made the challenge following his eight round TKO of Tewa Kiram at The Forum in Los Angeles.  With that victory, he captured the 'regular' version of the WBA welterweight title.

Matthysse (39-4, 36 KOs) has stood pretty firm that he's ready to fight Pacquiao in his next fight.


Golden Boy Promotions President Eric Gomez has stated to that his company wouldn't stand in the way of Matthysse heading over to ESPN, where Pacquiao is contractually bound, to do the fight.

Pacquiao's trainer, Freddie Roach. is also on board with the contest and recently interacted with one of Matthysse's team members.

"I love that fight, one of his trainers was here the other day," said Roach to

"I took [his trainer] downstairs [at the Wild Card Boxing Club], I gave him the tour a little bit, he pointed at a picture of Pacquiao and said, 'We want him' and I said, 'I would love for you to have him.'"

"I think it's a great fight, two guys who are a little bit older and not as big of punchers as they once were but it's a very good action-packed fight."

Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 KO's), who is rumored to be facing former champion Mike Alvarado in mid-April, has not fought since losing the WBO welterweight belt to Jeff Horn on July 1st at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Now the question has been posed to Pacquiao, who is also very interested in that fight scenario and wants to make it happen.

“I want Matthysse,” Pacquiao told the Manila Bulletin during a break in his Senate duties Tuesday afternoon.

“This is the fight that I like…a fight fans would also like to see. I can fight in April or even May."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Pinoy4ever on 02-28-2018

Yeah finally fight for both of them

Comment by NC Uppercut on 02-28-2018

[QUOTE=BigZ44;18526477]It sounds nice, but I personally don't see Arum going through with that. No way in hell the crusty old bastard sacrifices Pacquiao to Thurman and PBC when he can keep things in house. Pacquaio vs Matthysse on ESPN is…

Comment by BigZ44 on 02-28-2018

[QUOTE=NC Uppercut;18526459]If pac fights Matts for the WBA secondary title, it’d put him in line to fight Keef in the fall. I know that we have political issues, but I do believe that Bob would work it out. Sad but…

Comment by NC Uppercut on 02-28-2018

[QUOTE=BigZ44;18483738]Get it done! This would be fun[/QUOTE] If pac fights Matts for the WBA secondary title, it’d put him in line to fight Keef in the fall. I know that we have political issues, but I do believe that Bob…

Comment by BigZ44 on 02-28-2018

[QUOTE=bigdunny1;18526399]looks like Manny put his foot down with Alvardo BS. Arum make the Matthysee fight it makes sense for both fighters. Manny, Roach, Lucas and Golden Boy are all on record saying they want this fight.[/QUOTE] If Arum still makes…

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