Manny Pacquiao vs. Lucas Matthysse results

Ruben Holloway
July 15, 2018

Manny Pacquiao put in a dominant display as he stopped Lucas Matthysse in the seventh round to claim the WBA welterweight title from the Argentine.

However, Pacquiao refused to be moved after the fight when asked about a potential next opponent.

In his first bout since he lost to Jeff Horn in Brisbane in July a year ago, Pacquiao bagged the World Boxing Association's welterweight title in the fight in Axiata Arena stadium in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday.

Fight time is 11 a.m. on Sunday at Axiata Arena inside the sprawling Bukit Jalil Sports Complex here before a crowd that is expected to include Philippine President Duterte.

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

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad was also invited by Pacquiao to watch the bout and his attendance could very well be a first in all of boxing.

He has lost two of his previous four fights, including a shocking unanimous decision defeat past year at the hands of Australian Jeff Horn, who didn't hesitate to use his height and heft to rough Pacquiao up.

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.

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

The Filipino dropped the champion three times in the fight, the first coming from a beautifully timed left hook in round three as the veteran dominated.

Tonight appears to be the biggest test of the new ESPN +app as far as a big fight goes and it looks like it's motivated a lot of boxing fans to download ESPN's new app.

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