Pacquiao, Matthysse make weight for welterweight title fight

Argentine WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse speaks as Philippine senator and boxing hero Manny Pacquiao smiles during a press conference in Ku

Argentine WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse listens to questions from the media during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday,

World Welterweight Championship belt is displayed at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, July 12, 2018. Champion Lucas Matthysse a

Philippine senator and boxing champion Manny Pacquiao trains at a press preview in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Pacquiao is sched

Philippine senator and boxing champion Manny Pacquiao trains at a press preview in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Pacquiao is sched

Philippine senator and boxing champion Manny Pacquiao trains at a press preview in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Pacquiao is sched

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Manny Pacquiao weighed in at a trim 146 pounds Saturday for his showdown with World Boxing Association welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse, who also made weight at 146.7 pounds.

The legendary Filipino eight-division champion and the Argentinian known as a knockout specialist were comfortably below the 147-pound limit when they stepped on a scale ahead of Sunday's bout, dubbed the "fight of champions."

Pacquiao, who turns 40 in December, returns to the ring a year after his shock-decision loss to Australia's Jeff Horn.

Pacquiao didn't speak after the weigh-in but the words on his long sleeve t-shirt made clear his determination to seek a 60th victory: "Fight On."

He has 38 of his 59 wins by knockout. Matthysse, 35, has 39 wins — 36 by knockout.

Pacquiao is fighting for the first time with new trainer Buboy Fernandez. He replaced Pacquiao's longtime trainer Freddie Roach, who Pacquiao dropped after 16 years together.