He’s back: Pacquiao shows he has a lot left in the tank with Matthysse KO

first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 60th win: Pacquiao KOs Matthysse for WBA welterweight title Questions were raised on whether he can still fight. Pacquiao answered with his fists, dropping Lucas Matthysse thrice en route to his first knockout win in nearly a decade.It was a throwback performance by Pacquiao, who regained his world champion status after winning the WBA welterweight title.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’READ: 60th win: Pacquiao KOs Matthysse for WBA welterweight title “I am surprised I knocked him down in the third round,” said Pacquiao, who chalked up his 60th win and bagged his 12th title, as the predominantly Filipino crowd at Axiata Arena cheered. Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Philippines’ Manny Pacquiao (C) celebrates his victory against Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse after their world welterweight boxing championship bout at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on July 15, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Mohd RASFANKUALA LUMPUR—It took one year and 13 days since Manny Pacquiao fought and his keenly-anticipated ring return on Sunday was worth the wait.ADVERTISEMENT Pacquiao put the boxing world on notice: He’s back.RELATED VIDEOcenter_img Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names The plan was to finish the fight early and Pacquiao delivered on Sunday.Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse reacts after he was knocked down by Philippines’ Manny Pacquiao during their world welterweight boxing championship bout at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on July 15, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Mohd RASFANPacquiao needed only seven rounds to put away the dangerous Matthysse, who was knocked down for the final time late in the seventh round. Referee Kenny Bayless didn’t even bother to finish the count as he stopped the fight at the 2:43 mark.READ: Pacquiao plans ‘to finish the fight early’ vs Matthysse The first knockdown in the third round came out of nowhere after Pacquiao caught Matthysse with a left uppercut and a right straight. The other knockdown came about a second or two later after Pacquiao hit Matthysse on the left side of his head with a crisp jab.Pacquiao wanted to prove his doubters that he still has it after spitting his last four fights, including a controversial loss to Jeff Horn last year.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentslast_img read more