Published: Sun, July 15, 2018
Sport | By Patty Hardy

How To Watch Pacquiao vs Matthysse Live Stream

How To Watch Pacquiao vs Matthysse Live Stream

"I've already spoke to the prime minister and the equipment we used in Kuala Lumpur for this training will be donated to the government".

It was the first time in 17 years that Pacquiao had fought without hall of fame American trainer Freddie Roach in his corner, but he looked unfazed throughout.

He rebounded from his disappointing loss previous year to Australian Jeff Horn and his victory could extend his boxing career that had taken a backseat to his political life as a Filipino senator.

Filipino icon Manny Pacquiao stopped WBA champion Lucas Matthysse in the seventh round to win back the welterweight world title on Sunday at the age of 39.

It was a long time ago since I've done that, I came out smoking hot.

"Right now, I'm happy to go back to my country and celebrate the victory".

During his post-fight press conference after knocking out Argentinian Lucas Matthysse at the Axiata Arena, the 39-year-old Philippine senator said the reason behind his gesture was to promote and support growth of boxing in Malaysia.

In the Philippines, many Filipinos watched the fight from public gyms where the match was shown live for free. Matthysse, suffered his fifth defeat in his prosessional career.

Matthysse suffered a fractured left eye socket after taking a beating from Postol that put him out of boxing for 19 months and this is only his third fight since. I think he's scared of my punches, " Pacquiao said.

It was also his 60th win in a 23-year career. You win some, you lose some, " he said.

"I am addicted to boxing".

In the other title fights, Filipino Jhack Tepora defeated Edivaldo Oretga of Mexico with a knockout to win the interim WBA featherweight title. "It's a good one, it's the first time that I have traveled outside the Philippines just to see him fight", he told reporters.

Vastly experienced South African Moruti "Baby Face" Mthalane (35-2, 24 KOs) defends his International Boxing Federation flyweight title against the unbeaten Pakistani Muhammad Waseem (8-0, 6 KOs).

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