Sheridan: If Matthysse Lands His Big Right, Pacquiao Will Go

Hall of Fame boxing commentator Bob Sheridan is giving WBA "regular" welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse a very good shot to pull off an upset win over eight division beltholder Manny Pacquiao.

Pacquiao, now 39-years-old, will challenge Matthysse on July 14th in Malaysia.

A loss would likely send Pacquiao straight into retirement - while Matthysse would get by far the biggest win of his pro career.

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Pacquiao is already coming off a loss, and a stretch of inactivity, after losing a shocking twelve round unanimous decision to Jeff Horn in July 2017 at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

On the other hand, Matthysse  - who is now trained by respected coach Joel Diaz - is riding a hot streak in his career.

Matthysse is one of the biggest hitters in the sport, but at 35-years-old he is also nearing the final stage of his career.

Most experts are convinced that Pacquiao has clearly declined in his physical capabilities - and Sheridan is one of those experts.

He views this contest as being a very dangerous opportunity for the Filipino superstar.

"I think every fight is dangerous for Manny at this stage of his career. Manny has accomplished everything he can, he’s 39 years of age and that’s a problem. No matter how gifted an athlete you are and no matter how much you train, you’re not the same as when you were 29, and that’s the case with Manny Pacquiao," Sheridan told On The Ropes Boxing Radio.

"Horn was the first one to expose him, even though he had a decent fight against Horn and it was a close fight throughout, Horn exposed him. Matthysse has the powerful right and if Manny gets caught, he’ll go, and that’s all there is about it. Every fight at this stage is dangerous when you’re fighting a world class fighter like Matthysse. It’s a dangerous fight."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BigStomps on 05-31-2018

[QUOTE=WesternChamp;18820767]pac just came off a ko in that fight!! that was more of a feeler fight for manny to get him back in the groove, that's why they picked rios, i wouldnt look too much into that fight. and that…

Comment by bigdunny1 on 05-31-2018

[QUOTE=WesternChamp;18821126]making excuses for a dirty fighter lol. practice what you preach bruh. pac's been tested. came out NEGATIVE.[/QUOTE] Making excuses for a fighter that for half a decade refuses any drug test even with the biggest fight on the table…

Comment by bigdunny1 on 05-31-2018

[QUOTE=WesternChamp;18821122]a bet for laughs and giggles. why are you scared? you were so confidence at first.[/QUOTE] A bet for nothing at stake why would I be scared of that clown? I already said yes but make it for who gets…

Comment by WesternChamp on 05-31-2018

[QUOTE=bigdunny1;18820936]How can he get caught if Manny REFUSES drug testing? Holding him to a standard well he has never been caught when he turned down the biggest fight of his career for half a decade just so he woulnd't have…

Comment by WesternChamp on 05-31-2018

[QUOTE=bigdunny1;18820927]bet what you idiot? All I hear is bytches up in here complain after bets they made because they are shocked that some clown they don't know welched on a stupid bet to give points, swap profile pics, ect. None…

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