Pacquiao wins 60th career fight with seventh-round knockout

Manny Pacquiao rolled back years as he stopped WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse on Sunday

"We did a good job in training", added Pacquiao.

He said training with new coach Buboy Fernandes, after parting ways with longtime trainer Freddie Roach in the lead up to the fight, was effective and that he felt in control from the start.

Following his shock loss to Australian journeyman Jeff Horn last time out, Pacquiao made a decision to change his corner team, and his new line-up paid immediate dividends.

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

"From the first round I had in mind already that I could win the fight because our strategy was to beat him by taking time and not to rush". First I would like to rest and go back home.

Manny Pacquiao is a champion again!

Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 KOs), who turns 40 in December, takes his traveling road show to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in a fight that should produce fireworks considering the power punching and brawling style of the 35-year-old Matthysse (39-4, 36 KOs).

His aggression knocked Matthysse down on one knee in the third and fifth rounds.

"This is true", said Pacquiao.

"This is true", said Pacquiao. He hailed Pacquiao as 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.

Prime Minister Mahathir, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and Malaysian Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman attended the fight, regarded as the biggest boxing event in the country after the 1975 Muhammad Ali-Joe Burger bout at Merdeka Stadium.

Pacquiao has had issues with shoulder and calf injuries, although it seems that none of these have bothered the boxer in his fight with Matthysse as he even scored his first knockout win in nine years.

"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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