Pacquiao: Matthysse favorite

first_imgDespite his popularity and credentials, Manny Pacquiao believes Lucas Matthysse will be the favorite when they dispute the Argentine’s World Boxing Association welterweight crown on July 15 (July 14 in the US) in Kuala Lumpur.“I’m the underdog in this fight but I’m used to it. It serves as a big motivation for me to train and fight hard to win the crown,” Pacquiao, the sport’s only eight-division world champion, told AFP news agency.ADVERTISEMENT View comments “It’s on! Can’t wait to challenge Lucas Matthysse for another world title on July 15 in Kuala Lumpur, Malyasia—July 14 US time #Pacmanisback.”Malaysia was misspelled Malyasia in both instances.Originally set for June 24, Pacquiao-Matthysse was moved to July 15 because of the Muslim fasting period Ramadan, which is set May 16 to June 14 this year.The Philippine senator said he’s bracing for a tough fight, Matthysse being a knockout artist. He has started light training to shed off ring rust.Though Pacquiao was also known for his punching prowess, the future Hall of Famer with a 59-win (38 knockouts), 7-loss, 2-draw record has failed to knock out an opponent since 2009.ADVERTISEMENT Matthysse totes a 39-4 win-loss slate with 36 KOs. —ROY LUARCASports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Matthysse took the vacant 147-pound title with a unanimous decision over Thai Teerachai Sithmorseng in January, while Pacquiao yielded the World Boxing Organization welterweight belt to Australian Jeff Horn in Brisbane last July.The showdown between the two aging warriors—Pacquiao is 39 and Matthysse 35—was confirmed by both camps via social media on Tuesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Signed, sealed and delivered: Proud to officially announce that WBA welterweight world champion @MatthysseLucas will put his title on the line against @mannypacquiao in Kuala Lumpur, Malyasia on Saturday night July 14 (US time),” wrote Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions who handles Matthysse, on his Twitter account.Pacquiao responded though his Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts. Superal targets third straight LPGT crown LATEST STORIES Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerismlast_img read more

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first_imgMONTEBELLO – The Southland Art Association is sponsoring a program by artist Willie McFarland from 2 to 5 p.m. May 19 in the basement meeting room of the Montebello Senior Center, located at 115 S. Taylor Ave. Parking is in the rear. Donated art supplies will be offered as prizes. There will be light refreshments. For more information, call (323) 721-3487. School schedules boutique sale WHITTIER – Just in time for Mother’s Day, the Palm View Christian School, located at 7106 Sorenson Ave., will hold a boutique sale on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be various vendors selling arts and crafts, purses, jewelry, makeup and other items. There will also be a car wash, barbecue and smoothies to purchase. For more information, call the school’s office at (562) 693-3746. Nursing Home Week to be marked LA MIRADA – The Mirada Hills Rehabilitation and Convalescent Hospital, located at 12200 La Mirada Blvd., kicks off National Nursing Home Week with a full schedule of events on Sunday. This year’s theme is “Treasure Our Elders,” and all programs through the week of May 13-19 will be designed to honor for the enjoyment of residents, associates, volunteers, family members and the community. For more information, call (562) 947-8691. Group sets trip to San Diego WHITTIER – The Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital Senior Life Center has scheduled a trip to San Diego for May 23. Ticket prices are $50 for nonmembers and $47 for members. The trip includes transportation, shopping and lunch at Fisherman’s Wharf on your own. Seating is limited, so make your reservation today at (562) 698-0811, ext. 2444. Families sought for exchange students Into Edventures, a program designated by the U.S. Department of State as a sponsor of an exchange visitor, is looking for both host families in the local area to host a foreign student and individuals to work as area representatives. All the students are between the ages of 15 and 18 and speak English. Representatives find host families and work with the students and their families during the school year. They are compensated for their work. For more information, call (877) 522-4868. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – The Friendly Hills Property Owners Association has donated $6,500 to the city of Whittier for planting new trees. “We couldn’t believe the generosity of our membership,” said Association President Allan Nakken. “This was our commitment to Earth Day.” Nakken, Stan Nakamura and Joe Villaescusa gave matching funds. Pastor Bill Ankerberg and Jeff Pont each gave $1,000. Meeting to focus on at-risk youth WHITTIER – The East Whittier Woman’s Club is hosting a town hall meeting on “What is the Future of `At Risk’ Youth?” today at 3p.m. at its clubhouse, located at 14148 E. Second St. There will be a question- and-answer period conducted by a guest panel of family services professionals. For more information, call (562) 907-0738. Meeting to feature artist McFarland last_img