Advertisement: IBO Boxing

Trainer: This Time - You Will See a 'Young' Pacquiao, 100% Ready

Eight division champion Manny Pacquiao is physically and mentally ready, as he packs his bags and heads out to Malaysia.

This coming Saturday night, Pacquiao will challenge WBA "regular" welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur.

At 39-years-old and coming off a twelve round unanimous decision loss to Jeff Horn from July 2017, another defeat would likely send Pacquiao into retirement.

manny-pacquiao-1 (11)

Pacquiao will also enter the ring without the services of his head trainer, Freddie Roach. 

After 16 years of working together, Pacquiao parted ways with Roach a few months ago.

For this fight, Pacquiao was prepared by his assistant trainer and best friend Buboy Fernandez.

“Manny prepared long and hard for this fight and he’s ready to prove he still belongs to that list of world champions, “ Buboy told The Manila Times.

“He’s 100 percent ready. We covered everything that is to be covered. No less. We’ve watched and studied almost all of Matthysse’s previous fight, especially those he lost and found his weaknesses and assets, set our game plan based on those [factors]."

Pacquiao put a close to his two-month camp with a five-round sparring session (two with Philippine junior-welterweight champion Jerich Chavez and three with speedy Australian lightweight George Kambosos Jr).

Part of the team, who helped with strategy, is veteran strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune.

According to Fortune, they put together several plans of attack to make the right adjustments on Matthysse.

“Boxing fans all over the world will see a young Manny Pacquiao this time, throwing a lot of punches, more footwork, head movements and all he’s been showing before when he was acclaimed the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world,” Fortune said.

“Yeah, we’ve laid everything out, plans B, C, everything and Manny’s been studying them all in earnest, executing in training. We couldn’t ask for more."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by JWHardin on 07-09-2018

It's no coincidence that Pac's KO's left when he began taking random PED testing. They stalled the testing as long as possible thinking they would cash out and be done after the Mayweather fight. I will be suspicious if he…

Comment by davef on 07-09-2018

Remember when Roger Mayweather said "pac got all that ***** in him" and went on to say he was taking stuff they used to give soldiers so they can walk through bullets lol

Comment by SCEN3RY on 07-09-2018

So I had a dream Kovalev got stopped in the Ward rematch in rd 9, but never posted about it bc why the fook would I? it was a dream. So this is gonna be random, but I'm curious....I dreamt…

Comment by LockardTheGOAT on 07-08-2018

Wolf tickets. No matter how motivated Pacquiao is, he's an almost 40 year-old man now.

Comment by Mike D on 07-08-2018

[QUOTE=takenotes;18923583]From PPV to ESPN +....that is the quickest rundown you will ever need about this guy[/QUOTE] You do realize that #1 P4P contender Terence Crawford just fought on ESPN plus, right? :lol1:

Top Headlines
Coach of Russia's National Boxing Team Tests Positive For COVID-19 Teofimo Lopez's Top Five: Crawford, Canelo, Inoue, Fury, Loma Amir Khan Unsure About Boxing Future, Admits Mulling Retirement Philippines' Casimero Fears Leaving Las Vegas During COVID-19 Pandemic Hearn: Fury-Joshua Possible if Wilder Takes Step-Aside Deal WBSS Fantasy Tournament: Carlos Monzon Decisions Jake LaMotta Scott Fitzgerald Charged With Three Counts of Common Assault Katie Taylor: This Isn't a Time For Anyone To Take Their Foot Off The Gas Jarrell Miller Says Tests Were Misunderstanding - Checks Wilder, Ward. Whyte, Bellew, Hearn Martin Bakole Issues Apology For Sharing Vile Video Online Hearn: You'll See Fighters Moved Into Bigger Fights Quicker When We're Back Ryan Garcia: My Fight With Gervonta Davis Should Be $80 On DAZN PPV Mikey Garcia: My Brother, Father Still Feel I’m Too Small For 147 Pounds Boxing Without Boxing: Netflix's Monzon Mike Tyson On Trilogy: Grow Up Wilder! Rise To The Occasion! Cornflake: Cota Fight Was a Fluke, He's Not Better, F--k Doubters! Jarrell Miller: What Hearn Said on Camera - He'd Never Say To My Face! Bob Arum Fears For Fighters Who Need The Money Scott Fitzgerald Boxing License Suspended Due To Arrest Israel Vazquez Fights For His Life As He Deals With Broken Body From Brutal Wars Davison: Fury Was Right, He Took Something From Wilder in First Bout Lobov Reveals That He Was Approached To Face Malignaggi in 'Boxing' Rematch DAZN Exec John Skipper Tests Positive For COVID-19, Has Fully Recovered Zanfer Promotions CEO Hopes To Resume Events in June Anthony Joshua: I've Lost Close Ones Due To Coronavirus Ryan Garcia: Gervonta Davis Is A B-tch, He's Short As F--k! Saunders Misconduct Hearing Could Be Held By Video Conference David Allen Secures New Trainer, Links Up With Jamie Moore WBSS Fantasy Tournament: Winky Wright Stops Sugar Ray Leonard in Nine Froch: Joshua Beating Wilder Will Make Fury Fight Even Bigger Kubrat Pulev Expects To Face Anthony Joshua on July 25 Chris Eubank Jr. Tears Apart Billy Joe Saunders Over Controversial Video Aqib Fiaz Inks Promotional Pact With Eddie Hearn Hooker: I Still Want Prograis Fight, Ready For Whenever It Happens Danny Garcia Aims For July Return, Eyes Spence Showdown Teddy Atlas: Golovkin Is Shot Fighter; Canelo-GGG Trilogy Too Late WBC Prez Condemns Saunders For Advocating Domestic Violence Boxing Without Boxing: Mike Tyson vs. Pinklon Thomas - 05/30/87 Bob Arum Celebrates 54 Years in The Sport of Boxing Joe Joyce Discusses Potential Fights With Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury
Latest Forum Threads