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Porter: Matthysse Fight Will Show What Pacquiao Has Left

Former world champion Shawn Porter is really looking forward to the upcoming showdown between Manny Pacquiao and Lucas Matthysse.

Pacquiao will challenge Matthysse (39-4, 36 KOs) for the WBA "regular" welterweight title on July 14th in Malaysia.

Now 39-years-old and coming off a loss, Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 KOs) is now in a must-win position and can't afford another loss at this late stage of his career.

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Pacquiao has been out of the ring since losing a twelve round unanimous decision to Jeff Horn last July in Brisbane, Australia.

He will enter the contest without his longtime trainer Freddie Roach.

After 16 years of working together, Pacquiao has decided to remove Roach from the corner and instead will hand over the training duties to close friend Buboy Fernandez.

If Pacquiao is able to beat Matthysse in style, then Porter believes the eight division champion still has something left in the tank.

"I’ll be honest, I’ve seen Lucas Matthysse in a few exciting fights but outside of that, I never really cared too much for his boxing style or his fights. I think that we are really going to find out if Manny has anything left at all. You got a guy in Lucas Matthysse who can take a punch and definitely deliver one. He has experience and he’s no slouch," Porter told On The Ropes Boxing Radio.

"Manny Pacquiao has put on great performances over the years, but as of late, has really taken some steps down the ladder. I think if Manny dominates Matthysse, I think it shows that Manny has something left to offer this sport. If it’s close, depending on how Manny looks, we’ll find out whether or not Manny has anything left at all. I am looking forward to the fight just because of the fact that it’s Manny Pacquiao.

" I’ve always enjoyed watching him fight. Even though I’d like to see him give the sport up from the competitive side, I am looking forward to seeing what he has left."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by AdonisCreed on 04-15-2018

"I’ll be honest, I’ve seen Lucas Matthysse in a few exciting fights but outside of that, [I][B]I never really cared too much for his boxing style or his fights.[/B][/I] Look who's talking about somebody's fighting style the head butting midget…

Comment by kidbazooka on 04-15-2018

Funny how Porter talks about Lucas style not doing nothing for him yet Porter himself has such an ugly wild no skills approach to boxing Porter is one of the ugliest fighters to watch in all of boxing. Prime Lucas…

Comment by JakeTheBoxer on 04-15-2018

[QUOTE=1hourRun;18672861]Its funny that Shawn is on the outside looking in, Porter would love to fight Pacquiao but even with his old IBF world title Pac wouldn't even consider him lol. Poor Porter, cant move up to 154 because hes a…

Comment by MisanthropicNY on 04-15-2018

Pacquiao should just take those Mayweather PEDs and then IV it out of his system to beat the tests like Mayweather did his entire career from the De La Hoya fight on.

Comment by bigdunny1 on 04-15-2018

I like this fight. Will find out more of what pacman has left and how committed he is to boxing the alvardo which is what arum tried to do. Lucas is at least ranked by everybody holds a belt and…

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