Pacquiao vs. Matthysse Having Issues, To Be Postponed?

By Elisinio Castillo

According to multiple sources in Argentina, there appears to be some issues related to the scheduled welterweight fight between eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao and WBA 'regular' welterweight beltolder Lucas Matthysse.

The contest is slated to take place on July 15th in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - with ESPN+ carrying the event in the United States in July 14th - due to time difference.

The issues are said to be related to some disagreements between the involved promoters and the event organizers in the country. While the problems are not exactly clear, they are alleged to be connected to certain financial aspects of the deal - with respect to the organizers in Malaysia.

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Pacquiao's company, MP Promotions, is handling the entire event from a promotional end. And he brought in Top Rank to handle the American television.

The event, according to numerous sources, is potentially going to be postponed to a later date.

When the card was first announced, there were doubts from the start - as there were many who questioned the scenario of a group in Malaysia being capable of staking the amount of money that would be necessary to stage such an event in the country. It was going to happen in June and then pushed back to July.

But then the July date was officially announced by Pacquiao and Matthysse's promoter Golden Boy Promotions, and a few weeks ago a two city promotional tour was conducted to hype the event.

The 35-year-old hard puncher from Argentina will have a few years of youth on his side against the 39-year-old veteran, who in his last bout lost a twelve round decision and his WBO world title to Jeff Horn at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Pacquiao comes in to the fight with a record of 59 wins (39 KOs), two draws and 7 losses (3 KOs). In contrast, Matthysse has a record of 39 wins (36 KOs) and 4 defeats (1 KO).

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Noelanthony on 05-20-2018

[QUOTE=Bluebird;18786479]I am a Pac fan but I give Marquez full credit for knocking Pac out, lucky punch or not, it doesn’t matter, he won that fight, how can you not respect that? And the Mayweather fight, come on man, it…

Comment by revelated on 05-19-2018

[QUOTE=Bluebird;18786439]We don’t even know what’s going on at this time so don’t be so quick to criticize him right away, the Amir Khan fight didn’t happen because Arum threatened to sue the financiers from the Middle East telling them Pac…

Comment by Bluebird on 05-19-2018

[QUOTE=Noelanthony;18783817]You Pacquiao fans are amazing human beings and very thicked skinned. Very loyal, passionate , some may say deluded but I don’t agree. I myself am of the opinion that you won the fight against Mayweather and won all 4…

Comment by Bluebird on 05-19-2018

[QUOTE=revelated;18783831]Stupid enough to get financially swindled twice on his path to ducking a gym teacher.[/QUOTE] We don’t even know what’s going on at this time so don’t be so quick to criticize him right away, the Amir Khan fight didn’t…

Comment by boxinggod101 on 05-19-2018

What a shame lol.... Love Manny the fighter but what a [email protected] he is. Seriously.... Why Malaysia? If it gets postponed, can you imagine how Arum will be laughing...

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