Filipinos celebrate as Pacquiao KOs Argentinian champion, bags title

Filipinos celebrate as Pacquiao KOs Argentinian champion, bags title

Filipinos celebrate as Pacquiao KOs Argentinian champion, bags title

The victory gave the 39-year-old the 60th win of his career, which also includes seven losses and two draws. "I came out smoking hot". A huge fight against a legend like Manny Pacquiao is his opportunity to get up and shock the world by being a ring legend and defending his WBA belt in the process.

He had replaced long-term trainer Freddie Roach with Buboy Fernandez for the contest in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Matthysse lands a right to the body but Pacquiao counters, hits Matthysse with another uppercut that puts Matthysse down again.

The southpaw dropped his opponent for the final time with a brutal uppercut and the win, his first inside the distance since 2009, improves the eight-division world champion's record to 60-7-2.

"He did a good job", said Pacquiao, who praised the entire training team for keeping him in check during the preparations back home. We weren't pushing hard like when we were young.

Pacquiao-Matthysse match on GMA 7 today

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.

"At the beginning of round one, I had in my mind that I could control the fight but our strategy is to be patient, to take time, don't rush, don't be careless like we did before, " he said.

Mahathir also watched the fight, which he said marked a "historic day for Malaysia". "Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose - today was my turn to lose, but I lost against a great champion and a legend". First I would like to rest and go back home.

"Tun said he doesn't like violence, but when i told him that mayweather earned USD250Million from 1 match, Tun said he will leave politics and pick up boxing", Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman tweeted after the match, referring to Dr Mahathir. South African Moruti Mthalane won a close twelve round unanimous decision over Pakistan's Muhammad Waseem to capture the IBF flyweight title.

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