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Manny Pacquiao vs. Lucas Matthysse signed for July 14!

By Chris Williams: Oscar De La Hoya has announced that Manny Pacquiao vs. Lucas Matthysse fight is officially a done deal for July 14 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This is a fight that many boxing fans thought wouldn’t happen, but with the help of Top Rank and Golden Boy Promotions, they were able to get […]

Pacquiao and Matthysse agree to July 8 fight

By Jim Dower: Manny Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 KOs) and Lucas Matthysse have made a verbal agreement to face each other on July 8 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, according to RingTV. Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank is helping put the fight together, and it’ll be televised on ESPN. … Read

Pacquiao’s fight with Matthysse moved to July 8

By Jim Dower: Manny Pacquiao’s fight against WBA World welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse has been moved from June 24 to July 8 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The reason for the postponement is because the original June 24th date conflicted with Ramadan, according to the Manila Bulletin.… Read

Pacquiao’s team says he’s no longer with Top Rank

By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao is no longer with his long time promoters Top Rank, according to the Filipino star’s lawyer Eldibrando Viernesto. He says Pacquiao’s contract with Top Rank expired a year ago after his fight with Jeff Horn on July 2 in Brisbane, Australia. … Read

Pacquiao starts training for Matthysse fight

By Jeff Aranow: Manny Pacquiao has started his training camp for his hoped-for June 24th fight against WBA World welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The fight isn’t a sure thing though, as his promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank says the money through for the fight to take place. … Read

Pacquiao won’t be trained by Freddie Roach for next fight

By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao won’t have trainer Freddie Roach in his corner for his still un-finalized fight against WBC World welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse on June 24 in Malaysia. In Pacquiao’s corner will be Buboy Fernandez as his lead trainer. … Read

Pacquiao vs. Matthysse fight still not completed for June 24

By Chris Williams: Former 8 division world champion Manny Pacquiao is saying he’ll be fighting WBA World welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse on June 24 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, but promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank says there’s still no deal yet. Arum is waiting for $5 million in upfront money for the fight, according to […]

Pacquiao’s next fight in Malaysia depends on site money says Arum

By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao wants to fight for a world title against WBA World welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse next in June in Malaysia, but that fight depends on whether the site money comes through. According to Pacquiao’s long time promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank says he could fight on June 23 in Malaysia […]

May 5 in Question? Manny’s Future & News & Notes

By Don Smith: Boxing Fans, The recent announcement that Saul “Canelo” Alvarez failed a drug test administered by VADA in February has boxing fans around the world worried. The Mexican superstar boxer was expected to meet Gennady Golovkin in a much hyped rematch at T Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on May 5, Cinco de […]

Pacquiao says he’s fighting Matthysse or Danny Garcia next in Malaysia

By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao is saying he’ll be fighting next in May or June against either WBA World welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse or Danny Garcia in Malaysia. Pacquiao, 39, will not be fighting on the undercard of Jeff Horn vs. Terence Crawford on April 14 on ESPN PPV in Las Vegas, Nevada. … Read

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