Sparring Partner: Pacquiao KO’s Matthysse

With one month until Manny Pacquiao returns to the ring, the Filipino senator’s sparring partner believes he can not only break through Lucas Matthysse’s defense, but drop the WBA welterweight champion.

“I believe Manny can knock Matthysse out,” Kambosos Jr. told The Manila Times last week regarding the July 15th clash in Kuala Lumpur. “Matthysse’s defense is not superb and he relies only on his offense. This is perfect for a fighter like Manny Pacquiao.”

“Pacquiao’s hand speed, combination punching, and power will lead to a knock out over Matthysse. Pacquiao is still at the top of his game.”

Kambosos said that even though Pacquiao is 39, that age won’t be a factor on July 15th.

“Matthysse is 35 as well, so age won’t play a major role in this fight. Manny is fitter, faster and smarter than Matthysse. I’m confident in the way we are training and sparring. He can keep a very fast pace for the whole 12 rounds if it is to go to a decision.”

“Manny is getting sharper, faster and stronger week by week. We have had an excellent week of sparring and are on perfect track for the July 15th fight.”

Original Story: The Manila Times

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