Matthysse: Pacquiao's Moment is Over - Now It's My Turn!

By Elisinio Castillo

WBA 'regular' welterweight world champion Lucas Matthysse (39-4, 36 KOs) is already training hard for a scheduled showdown with eight division beltholder Manny Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 KOs).

He believes this contest will be the last nail in the coffin of the Filipino star's career.

Pacquiao is coming off a twelve round decision loss to Jeff Horn from last July at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

pacquiao-matthysse (2)_2

At 39 years old, Pacquiao is at the tail-end of his career and many believe he should have already retired.

The majority of Pacquiao's past opponents - including recent foes like Timothy Bradley - have already retired from the sport.

"It's going to be a very good fight, because there is a world title at stake and because winning it will open a lot of doors. It is an opportunity that I can not let go. He is in his last stage as a fighter and he's coming off a loss, so he is also in need of a win. I have faith that I can beat him. His good moment is over, now it's my turn," Matthysse said to Tomas Arribas.

Beyond Pacquiao, Matthysse admits that he's already got his sights set on the fight he wants most - a rematch with Danny Garcia, who won a twelve round decision over the Argentine puncher back in 2013 in Las Vegas.

"The reality is that after beating Kiram I wanted the rematch with Garcia, the fight that I had been looking for for some time. But then conversations and negotiations began to fight with Pacquiao and here we are. It will be incredible. In any case, my pursuit for the rematch with Garcia will continue; I still have the thorn of that loss in my side. Likewise, everything is based on results. Winning will assure me, at least, two or three more good fights. Losing is the possibility of retirement," Matthysse said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by german12johnson on 04-23-2018

[QUOTE=GOD-FR33;18698823][B][FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="3"]Manny gonna **** him UP! He has always wanted to fight him. Manny is aging but he beat Horn up. #facts On top of this, Manny hasn't truly been beaten since the first Morales fight. So STFU haters.[/SIZE][/FONT][/B][/QUOTE]…

Comment by german12johnson on 04-23-2018

[QUOTE=Manic Shot;18697971]Easy boy, you're fighting the Michael Jordan of boxing, Michael at 49 can still dunk the ball, Manny at 39 "may" still have left hand venom.[/QUOTE] Micheal Jordan even you dont believe that

Comment by The Mack. on 04-23-2018

maybe i will eat humble pie but i really cant see anything other than a one sided fight. matthysse really inst much lol, he was never much good in his prime and hes possibly even more shot than manny. he's…

Comment by Mexican_Puppet on 04-23-2018

This jerk hace a big mouth. He is nothing but a overrated champion and he thinks he is a monster And nop. The real champion of the WBA is Thurman.

Comment by GOD-FR33 on 04-23-2018

[B][FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="3"]Manny gonna **** him UP! He has always wanted to fight him. Manny is aging but he beat Horn up. #facts On top of this, Manny hasn't truly been beaten since the first Morales fight. So STFU haters.[/SIZE][/FONT][/B]

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (18)
Top Headlines Buboy: Pacquiao's Right Hand is The Weapon For Matthysse Euro News: Kabayal vs. Dimitrenko, Culcay vs. Rodriguez, More Bobby Gunn Continues Run on Big Bare Knuckle Fight Card Danny Garcia vs. Shawn Porter Purse Bid on Friday Jaime Munguia: Facing Canelo Would Be a Dream Fight For Me WBA's Mendoza Hopes For The Best With Celestino Caballero WBC Prez: Adonis Stevenson Must Face Gvozdyk, But... Photos: Leo Santa Cruz Putting in Work For Abner Mares Clash Canelo Set To Return To The WBC's Rankings in June Golovkin-Derevyanchenko: IBF Ruling is Expected Soon Naoya Inoue vs. Jamie McDonnell Showdown Lands on ESPN+ Photos: Naoya Inoue, Jamie McDonnell - Size Up in Japan Tiara Brown Inks Promotional Pact With Lou DiBella Stevenson-Jack Broadcast Peaked at 611,000 Viewers on Showtime Luis Nery vs. Jetro Pabustan is Finalized For June 9 in Tijuana Crawford vs. Horn: Pedraza, Shakur Stevenson Plan To Impress David Benavidez - Legal War Looms Between Sampson, Top Rank Whyte Questions The Courage of Pulev, Pressures Him To Sign Naoya Inoue Says The Goal is To Blast Out Jamie McDonnell Bellew: I Punch Harder Than Fury, He's Fighting a Cruiserweight Callum Smith: I'd Rather Wait and Fight Groves, Not Eubank Jr. Eric Molina Suspended By UK Anti-Doping For Failed Test Gilberto Ramirez vs. Roamer Angulo Lands on BoxNation News: Darragh Foley, Armin Mrkanovic, Thomas vs. Bunting Alex Saucedo Expects Big Crowd For Home Fight With Lenny Z Mayweather Certain Stevenson Will Fade in Jack Rematch, Too Bradley: Mikey Garcia is a Dangerous Fight For Lomachenko Josh Warrington vs. Carl Frampton Could Go To Neutral Territory Trainer: McDonnell Very Prepared, in Form For Naoya Inoue Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. is Alleged To Have Beaten Man at Gas Station Wilder Dares Joshua To Back Up "F*** Him Up Bad" Boast Jono Carroll Believes He Has The Edge Over Declan Geraghty Errol Spence: Tank Davis Would Smoke Lomachenko! Luke Campbell Hopes a Rematch is Finalized With Yvan Mendy Virgil Hill Discusses The 175 Landscape, Stevenson vs. Jack Coach: Pacquiao Punished Buboy, He'll Be Ready For Matthysse Tyson Fury Plans To Pursue a Medical Career After Boxing Celestino Caballero To Be Released From Prison Carlos Cuadras Leaves Rehab, Ready To Get Back in The Mix David Benavidez vs. Anthony Dirrell Ordered By The WBC

Latest Active Forum Threads