Pacquiao Coach Predicts KO Over Matthysse
The man to help Manny Pacquiao’s conditioning feels that it will be precision punches that win his fighter the WBA welterweight title against Lucas Matthysse on July 15th.
“In sparring, the objective is targeting,” said conditioning coach, Justin Fortune.
“That’s why we brought in George Kambosos, an undefeated Australian lightweight, to spar with Manny. We’re trying to get George in Manny’s under-card in K. L. but if that can’t happen, George will take a fight in the US two weeks later so he’s getting ready, too. We thought of bringing over Sergey Lipinets, a Kazakh lightwebut he likes to go to war in sparring so he’s not the kind of spar-mate we want.”
Fortune claims that “Matthysse has a weak chin,” and that Pacquiao can take the knockout on July 15th.
“He took the 10-count in losing to (Viktor) Postol and I don’t think Postol is a heavy puncher with only 12 KOs in 28 wins at that stage. We know Matthysse will be well-prepared for the fight so it’s important that Manny is in the best condition of his life.”
The Australian coach claims that Matthysse is a bit one dimensional, telling Phil Boxing that, “he’s aggressive, a brawler.”
“He’s not changing his style overnight… even if Matthysse decides to box, there’s no way he can outbox Manny. We expect Matthysse to try to pressure Manny, push him to the corners or along the ropes. He’ll fight dirty like (Jeff) Horn.”
Original Story: Phil Boxing