Pacquiao has not knocked out a rival since 2009. AFP / Patrick HAMILTON
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Manny Pacquiao announced a world title fight against Argentina's Lucas Matthysse in Malaysia, but doubts soon emerged over the self-promoted bout Friday. Pacquiao, 39, called himself the "underdog" for the June 24 fight against Matthysse, the World Boxing Association welterweight champion from Argentina.Pacquiao said that unusually, he will be co-promoting the fight alongside Golden Boy Promotions, which represent 35-year-old Matthysse.Representatives for Pacquiao, who has won world titles in a record eight weight divisions, did not respond to Arum's comments when approached by AFP.Ultimately, Pacquiao accepted Arum's offer to face Australia's Horn, a former schoolteacher, who snatched his WBO welterweight title in a stunning upset.Pacquiao has already rejected an Arum offer to fight in Las Vegas on an undercard beneath Horn, who will be facing Terence Crawford on Apr. 14 .
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