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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.

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Golden Boy Promotions President Eric Gomez has stated to BoxingScene.com 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 BoxingScene.com.

"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 IMDAZED on 02-16-2018

[QUOTE=Sugar Adam Ali;18489217]Sorry about dragging Floyd into it, I bought all his fights but the berto My rule of thumb for ppv is if it was in my area, would I buy a $60 ticket. I’d probably buy 2, one…

Comment by Sugar Adam Ali on 02-15-2018

[QUOTE=IMDAZED;18489191]Why are you trying to make this about Floyd? Focus. Pacquiao-Matthysse is a good fight. Is it worthy of a PPV? Absolutely not. And you saying you’re willing to pay for that, doesn’t make it good. It just makes you…

Comment by IMDAZED on 02-15-2018

[QUOTE=Sugar Adam Ali;18489180]Wtf are you talking about fool... ain’t nobody running.. I pay for good fights not hype.. You obviously only pay for hype.. You pay for Floyd-berth Floyd- ghost Floyd- maidana Floyd- baldomir I’m willing to pay for fights…

Comment by Sugar Adam Ali on 02-15-2018

[QUOTE=IMDAZED;18485658]Nah, I’m not willing to pay (extra) to watch two faded fighters square off. But I love how you’re running from your silly Mayweather-Maidana comparison. The one you had to resort to race to defend.[/QUOTE] Wtf are you talking about…

Comment by The Big Dunn on 02-15-2018

[QUOTE=WesternChamp;18488264]is it because of your hate for manny? anything that can add something positive to pac, you trashed on it right away. [B]are you afraid that pac will beat lucas? [/B] since you're begging arum to give pac a beating,…

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