Reports earlier this month suggested that the fight on July 15th in Malaysia could be heading for a postponement or even a cancellation after Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum expressed concerns.
Arum in recent weeks has expressed doubts if the fight with Lucas Matthysse will go ahead as financial targets have been missed on different occasions (according to Arum) by those staging the fight.
Pacquiao’s own promotional company is staging the fight while Arum is looking after the US TV with ESPN.
Pacquiao dismissed the notion however when speaking to The Standard in The Philippines:
“As far as I am concerned, everything is fine.“
“Lucas Matthysse and I are getting ready to give the fans their money’s worth and July 15 will be huge for boxing in Malaysia.”
Good news for those wanting to see the fight which will also contest the WBA welterweight world title.
With the fight under a month away now for it to be called off at this stage seems very, very unlikely.
Both fighters are in the middle of heavy sparring at present with all systems go according to Pacquiao and his promotional company.