Kuala Lumpur - Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao says he
is prepared for an action-packed fight against aggressive Argentinian Lucas
Matthysse in Sunday's world title bout.
The fight comes a year after Pacquiao, who turns 40 in
December, lost his World Boxing Organization welterweight title in a shock
defeat to Australia's Jeff Horn in Brisbane.
Pacquiao says he chose to fight Matthysse, the current World
Boxing Association welterweight champion, because the Argentinian is aggressive
and they could both provide a "lot of action" in the ring.
He said Thursday that victory will be determined by
"talent and skill inside the ring." Matthysse said he is determined
to defend his title and isn't concerned that it could end Pacquiao's career if
the Filipino boxer loses.