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Mathysse: “Winning Pacquiao would open the doors of heaven for me”

Mathysse: “Winning Pacquiao would open the doors of heaven for me”

Argentine boxer Lucas Matthysse declared himself “physically and mentally prepared” to face the Philippine idol Manny Pacquiao next July in Kuala Lumpur, where a victory would open “the doors of heaven.”
“I love Pacquiao as an athlete and as a person. I like his style because he is a fighter like mine. I am aware that either I win everything or lose everything. I know that by winning the gates of heaven open to me, “the 35-year-old Argentine, current champion of the World Boxing Association (WBA) of super lightweight weights, said at a press conference.
I think it will be a good fight. I’m not thinking that they are going to steal me (the win), that yes or yes I should knock out. I am the champion, that’s why he chose me, he wants my belt, “said Matthysse.
Next Monday the contract for the fight will be signed in the United States, which will take place on July 14 in Kuala Lumpur, in a closed stadium with capacity for 13,000 people.
Mathysse will train during these months in California (United States) and on July 1 he will arrive in Malaysia to acclimatize before the fight.
«I know that my hands in this category feel more. I’m going to try to put my hands in really hard. I want to win, I train for that. I know I have a lot of possibilities, ”Matthysse said of his strategic plan.
“Confidence comes to me because I have a world title and strength because I am going to fight Pacquiao,” he added.
Pacquiao, 39, has won the world title at eight different weights, but has not stepped into the ring since his points loss to Australian Jeff Horn in Brisbane last July, where he lost his World Organization welterweight title. Boxing (WBO). AFP

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