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Photos: Pacquiao, Matthysse Meet at Presser, De La Hoya Arrives

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, Carlos Costa).

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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 jaded on 07-12-2018

Oscar looks like a bobble head toy.

Comment by True That on 07-12-2018

[QUOTE=larryxxx..;18933304]link????????????[/QUOTE] He lying his bum off, Lol

Comment by True That on 07-12-2018

[QUOTE=mathed;18933297]LMAO, what happens in Malaysia stays in Malaysia!!!!!! [IMG]https://images.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2F3.bp.blogspot.com%2F-fn-cF9azgPI%2FVY2vCqDT8kI%2FAAAAAAAALg0%2FMFVLt8ntVBM%2Fs1600%2FSarisha%252BNair%252B%252B%2525281%252529.jpg&f=1[/IMG][/QUOTE] Lol..........yup!

Comment by True That on 07-12-2018

[QUOTE=The Conundrum;18932749]The WBA have just announced today that Pacquiao vs. Matthysse is for the ''Super'' title Lol[/QUOTE] Really, that's interesting because I didn't see anything on WBA's website or Twitter account that claims such a thing.

Comment by True That on 07-12-2018

[QUOTE=Bronx23;18932387]yea i get that jsut think its silly to have 2 belts in the 1st place. does the winner of this get a mando shot at the super belt? & if the regular champ beats the super, what happens to…

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