Pacquiao stops Matthysse to win back world title

It was a dominant devastating display as Manny Pacquiao registered the 60th win of a fabled 23-year careerMore

It was a dominant devastating display as Manny Pacquiao registered the 60th win of a fabled 23-year careerMore

Lu Bin's fearless bid for a record world title win in just his second professional fight came crashing to earth when he was knocked out in the dying seconds of his battle with experienced WBA light flyweight champion Carlos Canizales of Venezuela.

Roque, in a statement, thanked the 39-year-old Pacquiao for bringing honor to the country anew through his 60th victory. "I am motivated, I am happy and I am hungry".

Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao is a world champion again.

"We have a good president", Pacquiao said amid "Duterte" chants from his supporters who joined him on the boxing ring, including Bureau of Corrections chief Ronald Dela Rosa.

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

Pacquiao said he worked hard but was surprised by the swift win in the World Boxing Association welterweight title fight.

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Matthysse, who won 36 out of 39 matches by knockout, hailed Pacquiao as a "great fighter, a great legend" and said he will take a break after his loss.

Fight night action has come thick and fast so far in Malaysia or if you're actually at the fight, fight night morning should we say.

Today was my turn to lose, but I lost to a great fighter and a great legend in Manny Pacquiao.

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.

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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