‘It’s on:’ Pacquiao, Matthysse set for July 15 clash in Malaysia

/ 09:06 AM April 03, 2018

FILE – Manny Pacquiao of the Phillipines waves at his supporters after he lost against Jeff Horn of Australia, not shown, during their WBO World Welterweight title fight in Brisbane, Australia, Sun. 2 July, 2017. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)

Manny Pacquiao’s much-awaited ring return against WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse is finally set.

Pacquiao on Tuesday announced that his showdown with the Argentinian Matthysse will be on July 15 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


In his last fight, the 39-year-old Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 KOs) yielded the WBO title last July in Brisbane, Australia.

Matthysse (39-4, 36 KOs), meanwhile, is coming off an eighth-round stoppage of Tewa Kiram of Thailand last January.

Golden Boy Promotions chief Oscar De La Hoya, who handles Matthysse, also made the fight official on his Twitter account.


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