Matthysse Arrives in Malaysia, Hungers To Retire Pacquiao

KUALA LUMPUR -- It's going to be "war" in Malaysia as WBA "reagular" welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse didn't hide his intentions of defending his championship belt by retiring eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao 10 days from now.

Just right after landing from a grueling 18-hour journey from the other side of the Pacific, Matthysse and his team buckled down to work, hitting the gym and tried to shake the effects of jet lag in his system.

Fight day will be on July 15 at the Axiata Arena (July 14, 8 PM in the US) and three other world championship fights are scheduled to add drama to the roadshow presented by Pacquiao's own MP Promotions.

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So focused is Matthysse that he only has Pacquiao on his mind. How to beat the fighting Senator from the Philippines, the only eight-weight division champion of boxing, is the only order of business for him.

"Manny Pacquiao. I want to defeat a legendary fighter like Manny. This is not Judah, Alexander, Postol or Garcia," said Matthysse, who planed in together with manager Mario Arano, trainer Joel Diaz, Golden Boy Promotions PR man Ramiro Gonzalez and three others who are helping out in training.

Matthysse has a 39-4 win-loss record with 36 of these fights ending by spectacular knockouts. Incidentally, (Zab) Judah, (Victor) Postol, (Devon) Alexander and (Danny) Garcia are the only boxers who have beaten the 35-year-old fighter in the past. For Arano, Matthysse has gotten over these losses and has become a more dangerous and complete fighter since last losing to Postol in 2015.

His lean but mean entourage pales in comparison to Pacquiao's own team, which will arrive on Monday--a whole plane-load of trainers flying on a chartered flight from General Santos City, including utility persons and fans and supporters.

Matthysse's early arrival signified his desire to leave nothing behind and ensure victory for Argentina. "This is Manny Pacquiao, and this is the quest for anyone in boxing (to defeat Pacquiao,)" said Matthysse.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by pasawayako on 07-09-2018

[QUOTE=HURTFEELINGS;18917614]Whoever wins, its gonna be their last win. Because whoever wins is getting fed to the lions:boxing:[/QUOTE] I hope arum willnlet crawford fight pac.

Comment by WarMaidana on 07-09-2018

[QUOTE=Bronx23;18917299]It doesn't really matter who wins if pac destroys matthysee they'll say matthysee was shot and if matthysee destroys pac they'll say pac was shot if it's an even bout they'll say theyre both shot. Personally I dont think either…

Comment by RGJTMMRDCMJRJSM on 07-06-2018

Main event is kinda meh. More interested in the co main events. Tepora-Ortega for the interim WBA title. Whoever wins between those two will face Rojas-Diaz winner. After winner of both, will face Santa Cruz by next year. The guy…

Comment by BLACK KNOT on 07-06-2018

[QUOTE=Bluebird;18918629]Hahahaha! You must be joking, right? Broner can’t even beat Vargas, him and Berto will never beat an old and past his prime Pac. Now, if you say Crawford and Spence, it’s a different story, I might agree with you…

Comment by BLACK KNOT on 07-06-2018

[QUOTE=HURTFEELINGS;18917620]Manny cant beat either Broner or Berto, so this is just a retirement check:boxing:[/QUOTE]a 100 year old PAC with one arm tied behind his back wipes his ass with both berto and broner on the same night! blinded by race…

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