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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Manny Pacquiao’s camp says they found weakness in Matthysse’s style

Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao should be well-positioned entering his fight against Lucas Matthysse next month.

Pacquiao’s strength and conditioning coach Justine Fortune told The Manila Times that they have studied film on Matthysse and found some weaknesses they plan to exploit.

“We’ve been watching tapes of Matthysse’s latest fights, including his losses to (Victor) Postol and (Danny) Garcia, the past several days and we’ve found several defects and weaknesses in his style, which we’ll try to exploit, ” Fortune said.

Matthysse is also 39-4 and a good fighter, which is something they recognize.

“Of course, we also found where his strength and we, certainly, will find solution to offset. Lucas is definitely strong and dangerous and has one the best trainers in the business [in Joel Diaz]. But as we’ve noticed, he has not a few bad habits and weaknesses Manny can easily capitalized on.”

Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 KOs) has only fought once since the beginning of last year. He lost to Jeff Horn in Australia in a controversial decision. The 39-year-old will step back into the ring on July 15 in Kuala Lumpur.

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