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Lucas Matthysse: welterweight champion, knockout artist

first_imgREAD: ‘I will die (defending my title) if I have to,’ says MatthysseMatthysse now faces Manny Pacquiao in the biggest fight of his life on Sunday at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.It will also be his first fight in Asia after most of his bouts were staged in Argentina and the US.Known to be a knockout artist, Matthysse poses a legitimate threat to Pacquiao with 36 of his 39 wins coming by KOs.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Folayang, Pacio, Catalan added to ONE Manila card LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West The fight with Postol in 2015 ended late in the 10th round when Matthysse went down after taking a right hook in the face and never attempted to get back on his feet.VISIT: Pacquiao Files | InquirerMatthysse apparently sustained a broken left orbital bone during the fight that forced him out for 19 months.He made a triumphant return in 2017 after stopping Emmanuel Taylor in the fifth round then, followed it up with an eighth-round knockout victory over Tewa Kiram of Thailand to capture his first world title.ADVERTISEMENT Matthysse (39-40-0 36 KOs) turned pro in 2004 and had an impressive US debut in Las Vegas three years later when he knocked out Ramon Duran of Dominican Republic in the first round.READ: Matthysse ‘100 percent confident’ he will beat PacquiaoFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’He went 27-0 before tasting his first defeat at the hands of two-division champion Zab Judah by split decision in 2010.Matthysse also lost to Devon Alexander, Danny Garcia and Viktor Postol, who are all former world champions. Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Argentine WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse listens to questions from the media during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, July 12, 2018. Matthysse and Philippine senator and boxing hero Manny Pacquiao were scheduled to fight on July 15, for the World Boxing Association welterweight title in Malaysia. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)Many Filipinos had only known about Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse when it was announced that he was picked to be the next opponent of Manny Pacquiao.In the boxing world, however, Matthysse is the WBA welterweight champion and he’s no pushover.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READlast_img

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