Pacquiao defeated Argentine Lucas Matthysse on Sunday to capture the WBA welterweight title in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He scored three knockdowns in the fight before Matthysse finally had enough.
The site of their battle is at the Axiata Arena, some 20 minutes away from the center of the capital.
Oscar De La Hoya who promotes the WBA champion Matthysse believes the fight can go either way, either Lucas by KO or Pacquiao by decision, he predicts that the fight will deliver in terms of excitement due to their aggressive natures.
The win, in his first bout since losing the WBO welterweight title to unheralded Australian Jeff Horn in Brisbane a year ago, gives Pacquiao his 11th world title in an incredible career that has made him a national hero in his native Philippines.
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Speaking of American TV companies, if you're in the States tonight and you want to watch it you're only option is a Pacquiao vs Matthysse live stream.
"I'm surprised I knocked Matthysse down in the third, fifth and seventh".
Mr. Duterte's expected presence could mark the first time a sitting Philippine President watched a boxing fight since former President Ferdinand Marcos witnessed the January 16, 1982 slugfest between Filipino legend Rolando Navarette and Korean Choi Chung-il.
He has lost two of his previous four fights, including a shocking unanimous decision defeat past year at the hands of Australian Jeff Horn, who didn't hesitate to use his height and heft to rough Pacquiao up.
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad also attended the fight, the biggest boxing match in the country since 1975 heavyweight clash between Muhammad Ali and Australian Joe Bugner.
During the fight with Floyd Mayweather in 2015, Pacquiao's camp claimed that the lawmaker tore his rotator cuff, which prevented him from throwing jabs against the undefeated boxer.
Fight night action has come thick and fast so far in Malaysia or if you're actually at the fight, fight night morning should we say.
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