KL title fight vs Matthysse is done deal - Pacquiao

Pacquiao to fight Matthysse in Malaysia

Pacquiao is a national hero in the Philippines but there have been growing questions about whether the ageing boxer can still command the mammoth paydays that his fights used to earn.

It signals an apparent break with long-time USA promoter Bob Arum - who reportedly warned that the Kuala Lumpur card was not a done deal.

"The Malaysia part is up in the air".

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum had branded the Dubai offer as a mirage and the Top Rank chief was right on the money when it turned out that the Arab group could not come up with an advance payment. If they put up the money, it'll happen, happily. It serves as a big motivation for me to train and fight hard to win the crown, ” Pacquiao said. "No, I don't", Arum added. Golden Boy Promotions, who represent Matthyse, have said "it's very preliminary".

Pacquiao's camp says that the boxing legend (59-7-2, 38 knockouts) and Argentina's Mathysse (39-4-1, 36 knockouts) will clash in Kuala Lumpur on June 24.

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"Pacquiao is hoping to make a return to the ring and I talked to Pacquiao's people in possibly fighting Ramirez if he successfully wins the title".

Arum had offered Pacquiao a fight with faded former junior welterweight titlist Mike Alvarado on April 14 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas in the co-feature position on the card headlined by former undisputed junior welterweight world champion Terence Crawford's move up to welterweight to challenge Jeff Horn for the title Horn controversially won by decision from Pacquiao in July. "That's what I want, to entertain the boxing fans", said Pacquiao, who is an elected Philippine senator.

The Filipino's trainer Restituto Fernandez said he expects the contest, if they finalized it, to be "a real brawl because Matthysse is an aggressive fighter".

Pacquiao, 39, hasn't fought since dropping a heartbreaking decision to Jeff Horn in Brisbane in July previous year.

He retired briefly in 2016 but made a comeback to retake his WBO title from Jessie Vargas just months later - before losing his belt to Horn a year later.

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