Manny Pacquiao scored his first knockout win, and the 60th overall of his illustrious career on Sunday afternoon in Malaysia by stopping Lucas Matthysse in the seventh round.
Matthysse is no youngster himself, but he is motivated at the age of 35 to prove to the world he still has the capability to deliver exciting fights.
KUALA LUMPUR-For so long, Manny Pacquiao has been The Man in boxing circles.
However, Pacquiao refused to be moved after the fight when asked about a potential next opponent.
Philippines' Manny Pacquiao (R) fights Argentina's Lucas Matthysse during their world welterweight boxing championship bout at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on July 15, 2018.
Speaking of American TV companies, if you're in the States tonight and you want to watch it you're only option is a Pacquiao vs Matthysse live stream.
The tattooed Lucas Matthysse poses for
Mr. Duterte's expected presence could mark the first time a sitting Philippine President watched a boxing fight since former President Ferdinand Marcos witnessed the January 16, 1982 slugfest between Filipino legend Rolando Navarette and Korean Choi Chung-il.
Following his shock loss to Australian journeyman Jeff Horn last time out, Pacquiao chose to change his corner team, and his new line-up paid immediate dividends. You win some, you lose some, ' Matthysse Said.
Duterte said: "I would like to congratulate Senator Manny Pacquiao for giving us pride and bringing the Filipino nation together once more".
Three years back, Pacquiao shared the ring with Floyd Mayweather Jr., in the mother of all megafights that reportedly earned both fighters a combined $300 million in purse.
Matthysse dropped to 39-5 record with 36 knockouts. Replay of the "Fight of Champions: Pacquiao versus Matthysse" will also air on GMA Sunday Night Box Office (SNBO) at 10:30 p.m.
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