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Photos: Pacquiao is All Smiles as Camp Finishes For Matthysse

The next chapter in the storied career of former eight-division world champion and future first-ballot Hall of Famer, Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, will stream live and exclusively in the United States on Saturday, July 14 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN+ — the recently-launched multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from The Walt Disney Company's Direct-to-Consumer & International segment in conjunction with ESPN. This will be Pacquiao’s first fight since headlining cable television’s highest-rated and most-watched boxing telecast since 2006, when he fought Jeff Horn in July of 2017 on ESPN. (photos by Wendell Rupert Alinea).

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Pacquiao will challenge Lucas "La Maquina” Matthysse for the WBA welterweight title at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In addition, in the world championship co-feature, Filipino power puncher Jhack Tepora (21-0, 16 KOs) will face Edivaldo "Indio" Ortega (26-1-1, 12 KOs) for the vacant WBA featherweight title. Pacquiao and Matthysse are expected to enter the ring at roughly 11:30 p.m. ET. ESPN+ is available to all fans on the ESPN App and ESPN.com.

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Pacquiao-Matthysse will cap a full day of boxing on the ESPN family of networks, as Regis “Rougarou” Prograis will defend the WBC Diamond super lightweight title against Juan Jose Velasco, and lightweight sensation Teofimo Lopez will face William Silva, live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 7 p.m. ET

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

Yeee haaaaa motherfukers let's go champ let's go champ. Fuk man I need some ribena & chill time. Fuking amped for this fight WAR Manny mackdaddyuiao. The man the myth. The beast from the Far East. The fighting pride of…

Comment by BLASTER1 on 07-09-2018

Great to see Manny enjoying his twilight.

Comment by gamesworn on 07-09-2018

[QUOTE=apollocreed;18924524]I'm being respectful here and not resorting to abuse, but you've admitted you're a Pac fan and saw the fight from a partisan view. Objectively, Mayweather controlled Pac. Yes, it wasn't very exciting, but he was landing jabs and counter…

Comment by gamesworn on 07-09-2018

[QUOTE=apollocreed;18924522]Of course Floyd landed 5 solid punches. He was landing hurtful counter rights all night. I remember one beautiful timed uppercut in about round nine or 10 too. There was a reason Pac was inactive you know - there's two…

Comment by apollocreed on 07-09-2018

[QUOTE=Pacquiaotard86;18924399]Interesting to see Pacquiao still wearing Nike gear after getting dropped by them. But I also thought Manny perfomed ok in the Floyd bout. Didnt really see Mayweather do anything special, I thought Pacman landed the more telling blows and…

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