Argentina's Lucas Matthysse has accepted defeat and only had words of respect for his opponent from the Philippines, Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao.
Manny Pacquiao scored his first knockout win, and the 60th overall of his illustrious career on Sunday afternoon in Malaysia by stopping Lucas Matthysse in the seventh round.
Looking like the Pacquiao of old, Manny dominated Matthysse, outstriking the Argentinian brawler and scoring a couple of knockdowns in the process.More news: Stormy Daniels arrested in 'political motivated act'
Pacquiao first knocked down the big-puncher from Argentina in the third round of a devastating display and when he sent him crashing down for a third time in the seventh round referee Kenny Bayless stepped in to stop the contest.
The 39-year-old rebounded from his disappointing loss last year to Australian Jeff Horn and his victory could extend his boxing career that had taken a back seat to his political life as a Filipino senator.
The match will be at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. "Matthysse is a very tough opponent so I was surprised", Pacquiao said. It was a long time ago since I've done that, I came out smoking hot.More news: Judge orders Paul Manafort moved to suburban Washington jail
Duterte said: 'I would like to congratulate Senator Manny Pacquiao for giving us pride and bringing the Filipino nation together once more'. "Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose - today was my turn to lose, but I lost against a great champion and a legend".
Tepora cited Pacquiao as his inspiration.
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