Pacquiao Confirms Matthysse Fight Won't Be Last

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His meeting with the Argentinian will mark his first fight since last July when he lost his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title to Jeff Horn in a controversial unanimous decision.

Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao insisted Friday that his advancing years were no barrier to success as he gears up for a showdown against world champion Lucas Matthysse.

As previously reported, Manny Pacquiao believes he has "a couple more fights" left in him before he retires, starting with his first contest in more than a year when he faces Argentine WBA "regular" welterweight world champion Lucas Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur this July.

"Definitely this is not my last fight", he said.

That set the stage for an intriguing thriller between Pacquiao and Matthysse, both known for their aggressive style of fighting on July 15 in Kuala Lumpur.

The 35-year-old Argentinian (39-4) said he can not wait to dance with Pacquiao in the ring.

Pacquiao has not fought since he lost his World Boxing Organization welterweight crown in a shock points defeat to Australia's Jeff Horn last year, and has not knocked out an opponent in almost nine years.

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"Matthysse comes to fight and he wants to go toe-to-toe", Pacquiao said during Friday's Malaysian stop of the two-city promotional tour at Le Meridien.

But Pacquiao is confident he has the antidote for Matthysse, bull-strong, brash and fearless.

"My time is not done yet, that's what I'm trying to prove", said Pacquiao, "I don't have a prediction but I will do my best to win convincingly".

Instead, the Ukrainian turned down the fight to move up in weight to lightweight as he takes on WBA champion Jorge Linares on May 12 in Madison Square Garden, New York.

And this is the main reason why Pacquiao opted to pick as Matthysse as opponent even though he would have been forgiven if he had selected a lesser caliber rival. "He (Lomachenko) will have to prevail in his upcoming fight, too, it has a lot of moving parts".

"I've already talk to Manny about that, I've already talked to [Bob] Arum about that because Lomachenko is their fighter and they're okay with going there [Malaysia]", he added.

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