Pacquiao Busts Buboy in The Mouth, Chips His Tooth

WBA welterweight challenger Manny Pacquiao is so anxious to get into the ring on Sunday, July 15 (July 14 in the US) against champion Lucas Matthysse of Argentina that a little flick of his fist went a little, too much. That punch actually hurt trainer Buboy Fernandez during mitts sessions at the Le Meridien Hotel boxing gym. Fernandez ended up with a chipped tooth.

On Saturday, Pacquiao and Matthysse will tip the scales at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Center.

MITEC is located at 8 Jalan Dutamas 2, Kompleks Kerajaan.


Weigh-in starts at 8 A.M. and will be free to the public. "Fight of Champions," the biggest boxing event ever to be shown in Malaysia in the last four decades, will have 10 more additional bouts in the undercard three of which are for world titles.

Pacquiao has been one of the smallest welterweight champions in history and has been tipping the scales three or four pounds lighter than the 147-pound (66.68 Kg.) limit since he first fought in the division 10 years ago.

Matthysse, the sledgehammer-fisted Argentine who has won 36 of his 39 victories by knockout (against 4 losses), will be fighting only for the third time as a welterweight after winning the WBA crown early this year.

For the 10th time, Kenny Bayless will be the referee starring Pacquiao. Bayless, 68, first officiated the second meeting between the Filipino and the legendary Erik Morales in 2006.

Derek Milham of Queensland, Australia will join 74-year-old Stanley Christodoulou of Johannesburg, South Africa and Glenn Feldman of Connecticut, USA in scoring the match should it last the full 12 rounds.

The "Golden Boy," himself, Oscar Dela Hoya, will be on hand for the weigh-in of Matthysse, a boxer promoted by Golden Boy Promotions.

Unbeaten Jhack Tepora of Cebu City, Philippines, (21-0, 16 KOs) will vie for the vacant World Boxing Association featherweight title against Edivaldo "Indio" Ortega (26-1-1, 12 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico in the main supporting bout.

Carlos "CCC" Canizales of Venezuela (20-0-1, 16 KOs) will try to prevent Lu Bin of China from becoming only the first boxer in history to win a world title on his second bout. They will fight for Canizales' WBA light flyweight belt.

Veteran Moruti Mthalane of South Africa and Muhammad Waseem of Pakistan will lock horns for the vacant International Boxing Federation (IBF) flyweight title--the last of the four exciting world championships offered by MP Promotions headed by Pacquiao, himself.

The explosive card will open with Thailand's Ratchanon Sawangsoda (12-2, 12 KOs) facing Juan Miguel "The Boss" Elorde, grandson of the great Filipino "Flash" Elorde in a six-round junior featherweight match.

Malaysia's local hero Theena Thayalan (5-0, 2 KOs) will battle Siddarth Ravindra Varma of India (4-1, 1 KO) in the second bout.

Right after the Pacquiao Vs Matthysse battle, five more exciting matches spice up the star-studded event that is expected to be beamed to 200 territories throughout the world including Japan's Yuuki Kobayashi (17-1, 8 KOs) battling flyweight Vincent Astrolabio of the Philippines (10-1, 7 KOs) over 8 rounds.

Other matches include Australia's shining lightweight George Kambosos Jr. (14-0, 8 KOs) against Jay Ar Magboo, (17-1, 8 KOs); Eleftherios Tzouramanis (19-3-3, 3 KOs) fighting Jayar Inson of the Philippines (15-1, 10 KOs); Youngquiang Yang (10-0, 7 KOs) of China facing Harmonito Dela Torre (19-1, 12 KOs); and Abdi of Indonesia (5-2, 2 KOs) facing Aiman Abu Bakar of Malaysia (7-0, 3 KOs).

(Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Center (MITEC) is located at 8 Jalan Dutamas 2, Kompleks Kerajaan.)

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by RomanReigns on 07-15-2018

[QUOTE=MisanthropicNY;18938637]If you start 22 pounds higher professionally - you should be better![/QUOTE] Pacquiao at 5'4" to 5'5" was very malnourished when he started his boxing career at the aged of 17.

Comment by MisanthropicNY on 07-15-2018

[QUOTE=RomanReigns;18938544]Mayweather lost to Castillo in the first fight. I don't even like Floyd brah, but he is better than Manny.[/QUOTE] If you start 22 pounds higher professionally - you should be better!

Comment by RomanReigns on 07-15-2018

[QUOTE=MisanthropicNY;18938524]Floyd started professionally at 130 though - 22 pounds higher. You now I don't think prime Pac loses to Castillo either though at 135. Or goes to a split-decision with De La Hoya or has an almost draw with Maidana.[/QUOTE]…

Comment by MisanthropicNY on 07-15-2018

[QUOTE=RomanReigns;18937654]I don't think a Pre prime, prime or even a past his prime Mayweather is going to lose against the Torrecampo, Singsurat, Bradley, Marquez, and Horn.[/QUOTE] Floyd started professionally at 130 though - 22 pounds higher. You now I don't…

Comment by RomanReigns on 07-14-2018

[QUOTE=MisanthropicNY;18937237]More of these FIomo "undefeated" casual fans. They think losing way passed your prime is a big deal. Dude started 105 and won 8 titles in 9 divisions and fought every big-name fighter of his era. Not to mention the…

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