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It's Confirmed: Manny Pacquiao Will Be Fighting In Malaysia In July

Let's get ready to rumble.


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It's Confirmed: Manny Pacquiao Will Be Fighting In Malaysia In July
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A brawl is coming, ladies and gents!

Malaysia hasn't hosted a high profile boxing match since the late boxing great Muhammad Ali rolled into town in 1975, but that's about to change soon.

Later this year, our country will play host to another boxing fight - this time featuring Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquaio.

Boxing promoter Oscar De La Hoya confirmed via a tweet on Monday that the 39-year-old Pacquaio will be facing off against Argentina's World Boxing Association welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse in the ring.
 
According to De La Hoya, the match will take place on 14 July. The venue of the brawl has yet to be announced, but we hope it's at Stadium Merdeka where Muhammad Ali entertained boxing fans 43 years ago.

That would be something, right?

We hope it would be this entertaining.
The last time Pacquaio took to the ring was back in July last year where he lost to Australia's Jeff Horn on points.

Matthysse, meanwhile, has 39 career wins (Pacquaio has 59 wins) with 36 being knockouts. He won his last bout after beating Thailand's Teerachai Sithmorseng in January.

We don't know about you, but we'll definitely be ringside when the fight happens.

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