Manny Pacquiao: 'Not done yet in boxing'

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 18) — Boxing champ Manny Pacquiao is out to prove he still has a lot to show about the sport in the latter part of his career.

During the launch of the Manny Pacquiao-Lucas Matthysse press tour in Manila Tuesday, Matthysse's management made a bold prediction.

"Manny Pacquiao's time is over. This is Matthysse's time and we are going to win the fight," Team Matthysse manager Mario Arana said through a translator.

Arana's statement was greeted by boos from some fight fans present, but Pacquiao addressed that claim by saying he is not about to hang his boxing gloves just yet.

"My time is not done yet, that's what I am trying to prove this coming July 15, that Manny Pacquiao is not done yet in boxing," the Filipino legislator said.

Long-time friend and trainer Buboy Fernandez also weighed in, and said the Pacman's power hasn't waned with age.

"Alam mo, puno lang ang tumatanda at tsaka edad lang. Pero yung suntok at lakas natin nandiyan pa rin yan e," Fernandez said.

The 39-year old Pacquiao will be challenging Matthysse's WBA welterweight crown. Should he win, it will be his 11th world title.

But Pacquiao acknowledged the bout would be a challenge, pointing to the Argentine's 39-4 record and 36 wins by knockout.

Matthysse also said he would defend his title "to the death."

Pacquiao will have the chance to prove to fight fans all over the world that he is still a formidable fighter when he tussles with Matthysse in the ring on July 15 at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.