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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.

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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 Madison boxing 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]

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