BOXING: Manny Pacquiao Announces Next Fight
Manny Pacquiao is set for another shot in the ring and it has been confirmed that he will fight Argentine welterweight champion, Lucas Matthysse, for the World Boxing Association (WBA) crown in July.
The bout will take place in Kuala Lumpur, promoter Oscar de la Hoya has said.
"Signed, sealed, and delivered: Proud to officially announce that WBA welterweight world champion @MatthysseLucas will put his title on the line against @mannypacquiao in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Saturday night July 14 (U.S. time)," De la Hoya said on Twitter.
Matthysse beat Thailand's Tewa Kiram to win the vacant WBA welterweight belt in January and take his record to 38-4-0.
Filipino Pacquiao, 39, last fought in July's unanimous points loss to Australian Jeff Horn.
He is ranked second in the division and has an overall record of 57-6-2.