'Smoking hot' Pacquiao, 39, rolls back years to knock out Matthysse

Pacquiao-Matthysse match on GMA 7 today

Pacquiao-Matthysse match on GMA 7 today

"We did a good job in training and controlled ourselves", he added.

And Pacquiao quickly gave credit to bosom buddy Buboy Fernandez, who took over the coaching rein from Freddie Roach.

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.

"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. "You have to rest and get it back and that's what I did".

Manny Pacquiao clinched his 60th victory with a seventh-round knockout Sunday of Argentinian Lucas Matthysse, his first stoppage in nine years. Pacquiao slips in an uppercut between Matthysse's guard and backs him up some more. "Matthysse has a lot of punching power but I don't think he's fast enough on his feet to outmaneuver sir Manny".

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During the fight with Floyd Mayweather in 2015, Pacquiao's camp claimed that the lawmaker tore his rotator cuff, which prevented him from throwing jabs against the undefeated boxer.

Referee Kenny Bayless started to count, but upon seeing Matthysse's eyes, waved off the bout 2 minutes and 43 seconds into the 7th, sending the predominantly Filipino crowd that included President Rodrigo Duterte and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Bin Mohammad, into a frenzy. Today was my turn to lose, but I lost to a great fighter and a great legend in Manny Pacquiao. "You can say I'm 28, 27 years old".

It was also the 60th victory of his professional career.

Nicknamed "The Pacman", he won his 12th title after wresting the WBA welterweight belt from the 35-year-old Argentine with a seventh round technical knockout.

"I am feeling good", Matthysse told AFP as he was about to demolish a fruit platter for his post weigh-in meal after coming in the heavier man, just under the limit at 146.7 pounds.

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