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Prez Duterte to watch Pacquiao-Matthysse match live

Photo Credits: twitter.com/mannypacquiao

President Rodrigo Duterte will watch live the fight between Sen. Manny Pacquiao and Argentinian boxing champion Lucas Matthysse on July 15 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

This was confirmed by Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque.

Roque added, that after the fight, the President will meet with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on July 16, in order to discuss insurgency and the Islamic State of Iran and Syria terror group.

Had Telephone talk with Mahathir before cabinet meeting. He wants to talk about insurgency and ISIS. We will be there July 16. After boxing, will talk with Mahathir,” Roque quoting the President in a Twitter post.

Pacquiao will try to reclaim the WBA regular welterweight title from Matthyse during their fight at the Axiata Arena.

As of Tuesday, the two boxers are already in Malaysia.

 

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