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Manny Pacquiao Trains In Malaysia Ahead Of Sunday’s Title Fight

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Manny Pacquiao is applying the final touches to his preparations ahead of his 12th world title fight against Lucas Matthysse this weekend.

The Filipino has his eyes firmly fixated on the job at hand and cut a focused figure as he worked out at his gym in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Wednesday morning.

The 39-year-old gave the media a glimpse of what is to come, as he practised his footwork and hit the pads with ferocity.

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Pacquiao has recently admitted he is considering closing the curtain on his storied career, but that the decision hinges on the outcome of this fight.

With that in mind, Pacquiao has ensured no stone has been left unturned in what has been one of the longest training camps of his career.

The WBA welterweight belt as well as his career and a potential blockbuster fight against Amir Khan will all be on the line on Saturday.

Pacquaio says he feels '28 again' after modifying his regime of fitting training into his political career as a Philippines senator and will need to summon a devastating performance of the old PacMan if he is to win and become a world champion for the 12th time.

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Matthysse, a hard-hitting world champion who has knocked out 36 of his 39 victims, represents formidable opposition, but Pacquiao is prepared to meet him punch-for-punch.

The six-weight world champion says he is ready to go 12 rounds, but in an honest assessment, admitted he doesn't 'expect this one to go the distance.'

His Argentinian opponent is highly motivated for this fight and has been also slaving away in the gym ahead of fight night.

Matthysse too trained on Wednesday and is confident of registering the biggest scalp of his career by beating Pacquaio this weekend in Malaysia.

Pacquiao and Matthysse's fight will be shown live on BoxNation with the transmission due to start around midnight and the ring-walks around 2am.

- Daily Mail