WBA regular welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse (39-5, 36 KOs) was trying to make sense of his 7th round blowout loss to Manny Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs) last Saturday night. The fight took place at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Callum Smith (24-0, 17 KOs) is looking forward to taking his career to the next level by facing – and beating – WBA Super World super middleweight champion George Groves (28-3, 20 KOs) in their fight this September in the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) tournament finals. The fight will be taking place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Former eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs) scored his first knockout in nine years since 2009 in stopping a completely shot looking WBA ‘regular’ welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse (39-5, 36 KOs) in the 7th round on Saturday night to win the World Boxing Association secondary 147 lb. title at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
World Boxing Council interim light welterweight champion Regis Prograis weighed in at 139.8 pounds on Friday for his defense on Saturday night against unbeaten Juan Jose Velasco on Top Rank Boxing at the Lakefront Arena of New Orleans, Louisiana. The Argentinian Velasco, 31, weighed in at the light welterweight limit at 140 lbs.
By Michael Angelo S. Murillo
ON SUNDAY, July 15, Filipino boxing superstar Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao makes his return in the ring as he takes on Argentinian Lucas Matthysse for the latter’s World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight title in a fight dubbed “Fight of Champions” at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
But unlike the Pacman’s fights in the past, not many are completely sold on the Matthysse bout, and that is not without reason, a local combat sports analyst said.
"You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself."
By Alex P. Vidal
LAS VEGAS, Nevada – If it is true that “God punished” Manny Pacquiao supposedly for converting from Roman Catholic to “born again” Christian, then God is not just; He is cruel and He plays favorites.
WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia (29-0, 25 KOs) will be defending his title in 10 days from now against Liam ‘Beefy’ Smith (26-1-1, 14 KOs) on July 21 in a 12 round fight on HBO. The 21-year-old Munguia says he’s going to emerge from the Smith fight being mentioned in the same breath as middleweight champion Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin and Saul Canelo Alvarez.