Gomez Thinks Matthysse “Shocks” Pacquiao

Days away from Lucas Matthysse’s WBA “regular welterweight title defense against Manny Pacquiao, Golden Boy Promotions President, Eric Gomez, feels that the champion is gonna pull out the victory.

“For Lucas it’s a dream come true. He’s wanted to fight Pacquiao for a number of years now, since a number of years back. But for him this is a career defining moment. It’s a dream fight for him. He’s treating it exactly like that,” said Gomez to Boxing News.

“I like his chances. Because I see the way he’s preparing, I like his mental attitude,” Gomez said regarding this Saturday’s fight in Kuala Lumpur. “This for him, like I said, it’s a dream fight. He right now in camp is living, eating, breathing Manny Pacquiao. That’s all he thinks about day and night. I think that’s an advantage for him because Manny’s a little past his prime. He’s still a very good fighter. Probably one of the best, he can beat most.

“But Manny has a lot of things going on. Manny’s a congressman in the Philippines, he’s got other ventures, business ventures. I think we’re getting Manny at the right time. He’s a little distracted now. I think that’s the advantage Lucas has. He’s already talking about other fights, he’s talking fighting [Vasyl] Lomachenko or any of the other champions out there. I think he’s overlooking Lucas and that could be a mistake.”

Original Report: Boxing News

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