Published: Sun, July 15, 2018
Sport | By Joe Gonzales

Pacquiao-Matthysse: Round 7

Pacquiao-Matthysse: Round 7

The newly crowned World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight champion, Manny Pacquiao, is donating the training camp equipment he used for his "Fight of the Champions" to the government of Malaysia. "I came out smoking hot".

Duterte, who watched the fight at Kuala Lumpur's Axiata Arena, said he wants Pacquio to retire.

Roach has been replaced for the fight by Pacquiao's long-term friend and cornerman Buboy Fernandez and another defeat could see the veteran "National Fist" hang up his gloves for good.

In the seventh round, Pacquiao unloaded a vicious left uppercut to put Mattyhsse out for good as referee Kenny Bayless stepped in and stopped the bout.

Duterte said: 'I would like to congratulate Senator Manny Pacquiao for giving us pride and bringing the Filipino nation together once more'.

Unable to gain a foothold against Pacquiao's swarming attacks, Matthysse (39-5-1) looked to land on the counter but was forced to take a knee towards the end of the fifth round when he was visibly shaken by a right hook to the temple.

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It was Pacquiao's first victory inside the distance since 2009 and improves the eight-division world champion's record to 60-7-2.

Pacquiao, who Fortune said had been initially stubborn to change his ways, acknowledged that the new training regime had paid off.

"I'm surprised I knocked him down so early", said Pacquiao.

Pacquiao has had issues with shoulder and calf injuries, although it seems that none of these have bothered the boxer in his fight with Matthysse as he even scored his first knockout win in nine years. We were not pushing hard, we controlled our pace and ourselves. "Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose and now it's my turn". "When I saw Manny's story, coming from the streets, I thought one day I could be like that and this is the first step to that dream", he said.

Lu Bin (106.7 pounds) of China takes on Carlos Canizales of Venezuela (106.4 pounds) for his WBA world light flyweight title while two-time world champion Moruthi Mthlane (111.5 pounds) of South Africa battles Muhammad Waseem (111.3 pounds) of Pakistan.

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