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Manny Pacquiao vs. Lucas Matthysse - Undercard Information

The coverage of the "Fight of Champions" showdown between WBA "regular" welterweight beltholder Lucas Matthysse and challenger Manny Pacquiao is already pegged at 170 countries and is fast shaping up to become a blockbuster of an event - now dubbed as the "World Cup of Boxing."

From Asia to South America, to Europe and Africa, to the Middle East, Asia Pacifica, Oceania and the Far East and the Caribbean, fans all over the world will be treated to a whole day of sports festivities on July 15 starting in the morning and throughout the afternoon.

The Pacquiao vs. Matthysse event will be beamed live at 12 noon from the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur (around 8 PM, July 14 in the US and Mexico) via satellite.

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With World Cup fever undeniably in the minds of many, boxing also has its version of the World Cup, with the Philippines and Argentina vying for the World Boxing Association belt in the main event.

Other championship bouts presented by Pacquiao's promotional company, MP Promotions, include the WBA world title matches between Venezuela and China, (Carlos Canizales vs. Lu Bin for the WBA light flyweight belt), as well as South Africa (Moruti Mthalane) against Pakistan (Muhammad Waseem) for the International Boxing Federation flyweight crown.

In the main supporting bout, it will be Mexico against the Philippines as the WBA, through president Gilberto Mendoza Jr. and ratings chairman Jose Oliver, has just sanctioned the fight between Mexican Edivaldo Ortega (26-1-1) and Jhack Tepora (21-0, 16 KOs) of the Philippines for the WBA featherweight title.

Host Malaysia will feature its best fighters Muhammad Farkhan, Theena Thayalan and Alman Abu Baker battling fighters from Thailand and 2 Indian boxers, respectively, in the undercards stacked deep by the organizers, who are trying to impress a worldwide audience.

Other countries represented in the event include Australia and Japan.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ceylon mooney on 06-12-2018

[QUOTE=HumanBag;18853335]Maybe they meant the regular title since mares just lost this weekend? I mean the wba are so "serious" about their one champ per division.[/QUOTE] hahaha! good point. yea i guess so. i still aint watched the mares-LSC rematch. hesrd…

Comment by CLUBBER! on 06-12-2018

Used to be a huge pac fan but lots a lot of respect for him with his excuses, but still, this should be a pretty entertaining fight.

Comment by HumanBag on 06-12-2018

[QUOTE=ceylon mooney;18853191]get a fact checker. the ortega-tepora fight is NOT for the WBA featherweight title. the WBA champ leo santa cruz just defended his title against mares.[/QUOTE] Maybe they meant the regular title since mares just lost this weekend? I…

Comment by Archie_Leach on 06-12-2018

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;18851897]The coverage fo the "Fight of Champions" showdown between WBA "regular" welterweight beltholder Lucas Matthysse and challenger Manny Pacquiao is already pegged at 170 countries and is fast shaping up to become a blockbuster of an event - now dubbed…

Comment by danceswithfire on 06-11-2018

pretty excited about this match up tbh, would've been better at 140 years back but oh well :boxing:

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